vision21For three weeks each year Keswick is filled with thousands of pilgrims attending the Keswick Convention. During these weeks every church is full on Sundays and many people use the premises during the week. As a result, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking everything’s fine with everyone. However some businesses are quieter at this time than in weeks running up to or after the Convention. One of these is the Slate Mine at Honister. This is the place where Tori Jones, a local preacher on trial in our Circuit, works part time. Part of her duties is to lead tours underground. Vision 21 at Keswick has challenged us about reaching out in different ways.

These two have come together in the ‘Mining for God’ project. Using Tori’s gifts and skills, we’re working with the mine to put on a mine tour with a difference. Fridays are the quiet days there so on each of the Convention Fridays at 2pm Tori will be leading a mine tour with the help of David Hasson.

We are grateful for the co-operation of the management and staff at the slate mine to enable this to happen. They have even provided us with copies of some of their professional photographs which they use for marketing. There will be more information coming out nearer the time with costings, etc but we do know that places will be on a first come first served basis, with a minimum of 15 and maximum of 40 on each tour. Please pray that God will bless this project and the participants, and that while we work with the people at the mine that they will see Christ’s love in us and the concern of the church for them. And please talk to friends and neighbours and encourage them to take part. The dates are Fridays, 21 and 28 July and 4 August at 2pm at Honister.

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