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Wiltshire-wide ‘Turning’ initiative begins in Melksham

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Churches from all over Wiltshire are preparing for an exciting time of outreach called The Turning.
“Through the Turning, Christians have been able to spread the good news of Jesus to thousands of people all over the UK and Europe,” said John Firth of the GoodNews Church. “Having been a great success with lots of stories of people’s lives changed in many cities, the last two weeks in June mark the beginning of The Turning Wiltshire, an ongoing ministry that is designed to help churches reach into the communities they serve.
“The Turning began dramatically in 2016 when Christians from many of the churches in Reading came together, led by Pastor Yinka Oyekam from The Gate Baptist Church in Reading.
“This exciting time is about activating people in the churches to help others discover the amazing love that God has for them. In a day when so many news stories highlight the effects of hurt, abuse, and rejection on the lives of so many, a good news message about God’s love and the desire He has for people everywhere to experience His amazing grace and love.
“The Turning Wiltshire will begin with a launch event for North and West Wiltshire at 7pm on Thursday 21st June at the Melksham Assembly Hall. Yinka Oyekam will be addressing the meeting and sharing the vision of The Turning. Everyone is welcome to come and join us there.
“There will be a launch event for the southern part of the county in Salisbury that same evening.”

2 Responses to Wiltshire-wide ‘Turning’ initiative begins in Melksham

  1. brian Sherwin

    June 21, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Its really encouraging to see how this ongoing project is not only deepening a sense of unity amongst so many different churches but actually making the Love of Jesus Christ relevant outside churches.Specially to all ages and walks of life. Such an amazing effect on those in need of New life and purpose amidst doubt and fear in the world. For a homeless man to call out to a stranger to see if he had a bible ..rather than spare change..was a real eye opener. Not having one yet still able to quote the words of Eternal life by Jesus and to pray with him…well for me that changed my faith! All because of The Turning ! I am grateful.

  2. Concerned parent

    March 10, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    I’m happy that some people have their beliefs, and I wouldn’t want to stop people rejoicing in that, but what I don’t like is when 2 adults approach children and ask “if you died today would you go to heaven or hell” this happen to my son and his friend yesterday (Saturday 9th March) in Melksham town park, both of the boys are under 13! And no they weren’t in the skate park they were riding their bikes. Not that makes any difference, my point is everyone is entitled to believe in what they like but don’t go round asking minors questions like that especially when they are on their own and forcing your beliefs on others that dont want it.

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