Pray for Tim Thorlby, Development Director of the Contextual Theology Centre. Pray that work he has been doing with Affordable Christian Housing, the Eden Network and the Diocese of London to develop a Missional Housing Bond may bear fruit – generating more affordable accommodation for missional workers in London’s poorest neighbourhoods. It was launched yesterday evening at an event with the Bishop of London, who stressed the distinctive and transformative role played by workers who live, work and pray in inner-city neighbourhoods, rather than ‘intervening from outside’.
The projects supported by the Church Urban Fund’s Mustard Seed Grants exemplify this point – growing out of the ongoing presence and engagement of the local church. Today, please pray for About Time, a project in Plymouth which is working with Stoke Damerel Parish Church to provide a Time Bank and English Language Classes to refugees and asylum seekers.