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In 2016 we officially opened our London Office located on Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets. Almost half the children in Tower Hamlets live in poverty; the highest rate in London. Through working in this disadvantaged area we aim to connect with the socially isolated to see lives and relationships restored.
Through various collaborations the vision for the work has formed and started to take shape. Strong relationships have set us on a strong footing for all of our future plans. To facilitate our work in London we hope to run a Dream Centre, similar in purpose to our existing one in Uganda, but looking very different. Our aim though, is still to provide a space for people from any religion or background to be welcomed into a safe, loving community.
It is our greatest joy to see Jesus at work wherever we go. Whether we have a well established mission base with many exciting programmes or just a starting point, He is ready and waiting…
Every Monday afternoon from 3.00 – 5.00pm our London team run ‘The Family Hub’. They go out with a mobile unit, kindly lent to us by the local council and in partnership with the Community Safety Rapid Response Team. Inside there are toys, crafts, children’s activities, tea, coffee and snacks . It’s a place where anyone is welcome to come and chat; where people can find support, encouragement, prayer or just a listening ear.
We have had some amazing conversations, been able to give support to families suffering abuse, prayer for those who are sick and lonely and fun for children on their way home from school with parents. It is so good to see what God can do with small simple steps of faith and love.
At Every Life we try to live a lifestyle of prayer and worship. We believe it’s a powerful foundation for change wherever we work. When we “Set [our] minds on things above, not on earthly things” (Col. 3:2) we remember all that God has done and that he is able and willing to work again, with us, today. “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Phil. 4:4-6)
So we run a prayer room at Husk café, in partnership with London City Mission. It provides a space for all Christian denominations from London and further afield to pray for God’s mission in Tower Hamlets and the wider city.