December 2010 - February 2011 Steve Harris’ Newsletter Issue 12 There is no greater pleasure than being to them about Jesus but it’s also great that able to share the gospel with people. That they are also looking forward to this. This is even more so when it’s the opportunity term I have been using the sketch board to share the gospel with children who may to tell the story of Peter and John healing well otherwise not the lame man hear anything outside the about Jesus. temple. Initially I Going into schools was struggling with I believe is one of the ending of this t h e m o s t story and could i m p o r t a n t not get it right. elements of my However, I then work and it’s went into a school amazing that I’m where I know the able to share the head teacher very gospel with almost well and she was 7,400 children feeling ill and so each term. wouldn’t be That’s why it’s great to know that the coming into the assembly so asked me children enjoy the assemblies as well as what it was about. Thinking quickly I learning about Jesus. Early on this term I replied that it was about how we need to was sat in an empty assembly hall, not trust God for everything. This gave me feeling very well after being ill the whole the ending to the story but it also week before, and feeling quite tired and constantly helps me to remember why I’m worn out. Then the children start to walk in the schools and how I’m able to do in and one boy upon coming through the what I do. Those who know me well know door spots me and the sketch board, raises that I am usually shy and quiet and it is both his hands above his head and only through God’s strength and power exclaims “YES!” When most of the children that I am able to go into schools and share were in the assembly hall and seated we the gospel with so many children. were waiting for one class and the teacher Getting praise from pupils and teachers is leading the assembly asked the children to great but it is essential to always think about what the paintings on the remember that we are in these schools for sketch board may become. The children the glory of God and to explain the gospel were meant to just think about this but to these children. These children, as all immediately one of the children shouted people, have a major problem of sin and out “JESUS”. need to know that the only way this can It’s great that the children now know as be dealt with is through Jesus’ death on soon as they see me that I will be speaking the cross. Cultivate is a training event for In this session we got them to High School Christian Union look at what the CU is there (CU) leaders in Cardiff that I for and what they can do to be have set up along with Matt more evangelistic and reach Lewis from the Christian their friends with the gospel. Presenting Christ by all Council for Schools in Wales Since this event I have been (CCSW). able to go into one of the CUs means everywhere The plan is to have one to run a training seminar training session at the start of entitled “From Small Talk to each term to encourage CU Big Talk, Reaching Our leaders to be more Friends with the Gospel” and evangelistic. Our first session I’ve also twice been invited in September was very into a CU to be part of a “Grill successful with A Christian” panel to answer representatives from eight questions that the pupils have different High Schools there. about Christianity. When we step out in faith God decided to set up and start always honours us and gives us preaching. Recently in Cardiff the strength we have found and support it harder to we need. draw crowds There have than anywhere been many else where we times in the do open airs. open air So as I when I have painted up I known God’s prayed that support but there would be there was a at least one particular person to time that listen to the comes to mind from the last few message. As I turned round to months. start there were about 20 Due to almost all my lectures at waiting to hear the message WEST falling on a Tuesday we with more stopping throughout. decided to change our open It’s always an amazing feeling airs in Cardiff from a Tuesday to when you step out for God and a Friday. On the first Friday God honours that! some of the team were We are short of team members unavailable and the rest were for the open airs in Cardiff at going to be running slightly late. the moment so please pray that So I wandered in with the God will send workers to join sketch board and paints and the team. Penzance Mission In September I joined with Penzance before going to do Pete Hodge to go down to some magic at an afternoon Penzance to do a mini tea. “I will praise weekend mission with Light Sunday was a special the Lord, who and Life Church in Penzance. invitation service, with many Over the weekend we were people in attendance and Pete counsels me” able to present the gospel at a was able to again present the number of different events. gospel using magic. It was a Psalm 16:7 On the Friday evening we good weekend and great to be were invited to a launch event able to work with a church that for youth alpha, with over 30 is seeing such tremendous young people. We were able growth. to mingle with the young people and then Pete presented the gospel using magic. On the Saturday we had an opportunity to do an open air in the main shopping centre in January Study Break Following a successful study break last January I have again decided to take a break at the start of the year to study the Bible and seek God’s direction for my ministry. This year I plan to focus my study on the start of Romans. UPDATE Please pray that during this time God will refresh me and show me His direction for During the OAC my ministry in the coming year. Conference in November I CAR officially Due to an issue arising with the completed my brakes on my old car I had to replace training and was my car slightly sooner than planned. accepted into OAC as a full I have been able to replace my car staff evangelist with a 2004 Ford Mondeo with 63,000 miles on the clock, Thank you to all of you that have offered advice, prayers and support regarding replacing my car. December 2nd Fairwater Sunday Steve’s 1st Hill City Church School Prayer 2nd Ainon Big Fish 7th - 9th Souled Out Diary 3rd Open Air (Cardiff) Reunion Ainon Youth Cell 11th Fairwater Ladies Circle 9th Hill City Church Ainon Youth Club 12th Hill City Church 10th Trelai School 4th Ministry School 14th Ainon Youth Cell Eglwys Newydd School 5th Fairwater Sunday Ainon Youth Club Ainon Big Fish School 15th Ministry School 11th Gabalfa School Ignite 16th Fairwater Sunday Eglwys Wen School 6th Fairwater Big Fish School Open Air (Cardiff) 7th Revision for WEST 19th Hill City Church Ainon Youth Cell exams 23rd Fairwater Sunday Ainon Youth Club 8th Hill City Church School 12th Ministry School 9th Ainon Big Fish 26th Hill City Church Souled Out Small 10th Open Air (Bridgend) 27th Sunday School and Group Ainon Youth Cell Youth Comm. 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