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Thank you Catalyst!

June 28, 2016

This last weekend, we spent a few days on the east coast of Northern Ireland, gathering with around 300 young adults at a festival called Catalyst. It was an amazing few days of worship, quality Bible teaching, having fun with mates and being equipped by God’s Spirit to live out God’s calling on our life with confidence.

But the thing that really blew us away, was the generosity of those at the event. On Saturday night just a few hundred people gave over £5,000 to fund the delivery of around 1,000 Bibles to Christians in the Middle East and North Africa. What an incredible total! Around 70% of people at the event also signed our petition asking the United Nations to ensure the rights of Christians and minority groups in the region.

We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who gave, prayed, or signed the petition. We’re amazed by your generosity and commitment to your church family around the world. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

This weekend we’ll be at Summer Madness speaking about the same things, so if you’re heading to the event, it’ll be great to see you there…


Find out more about our ‘One Family’ campaign…

Learn how you can send a Bible, sign our petition and get resources to help you pray for Christians in the Middle East!

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