Carolyn Kinsman, 13/12/2017
Grant (28) grew up on the Ferrier Estate, a tough housing estate in Greater London. At 12, he became a criminal to feed his brother. By 16, he was in prison. Grant now devotes his life to ensuring other young people don’t take the path of crime.
Dawn (37) escaped domestic abuse to start a new life for herself and her 10 children. Thanks to the support of our evangelist, Nick Russell, she can finally put her traumatic past behind her and look forward to the future.
Dezider (38) arrived in the UK 10 years ago, with not much besides the shirt on his back. Struggling to find work and feed his family, he tells us how his life was transformed after meeting an ‘angel’ on the Winn Gardens estate in Sheffield.
Mary (61) shares her story of life on the Flaxley Road estate in Selby and how the Edge Community at our Selby Centre of Mission has had such an impact, not only on her life but also on the lives of her grandchildren.
At 16, Rees got in with the wrong crowd and started drinking and smoking cannabis. He tells us how Church Army Residential Services Cardiff has helped him to make a U-turn in his life and embark on his journey towards adulthood.
Georgia (16) was an orphan by the age of 12. She tells us about her journey out of drinking, self-harm and loneliness with the support of her ‘adoptive family’ at the Bus Stop project in Selby and Church Army evangelists, Richard Cooke and Neil Walpole.
Julie and Zach at our Scottish Borders Centre of Mission run three children’s groups in the village of Newcastleton. Cal shares how those groups have encouraged her children's faith.
Fatima* (36) was born in Somalia and grew up in Holland. A year ago, she was a lonely and frightened woman, sleeping rough on the streets of London. Her life has taken a 180-degree flip.
Carolyn Kinsman, 13/12/2017