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Supporting Unlock - Prayer

 

 

The next Prayer letter will be issued towards the end of 2022.

Meanwhile there is a list of current prayer needs (below) and answered prayers (on the right).

 

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Current Prayer needs:-

  • The response to our funding appeal has been great but Unlock still needs another £10k in the next 4 months to re-establish our finances on a secure footing, after the pandemic and our unexpected office move, and to enable the development of new local partnerships with confidence that we will be able to see them through.
  • The 2022 Unlock London Walk is back in the real world on April 23rd. We have lost considerable amounts of income during COVID and we really need this 2022 event to be a big success, in terms of fundraising and also as a great experience that makes people want to come out for future London Walks.
  • The event in Liverpool on May 28th 2022 celebrating Unlock's 50th Anniversary.
  • Continued good health and safety for all our Unlock staff, local workers. council members and volunteers.
  • Unlock emerging from this time of pandemic with sufficient resilience and capacity to be there in really supportive ways for those communities which have been most affected.
  • The development of our partnerships with the Bible Society and the Estates Evangelism Task Group.
  • The work that Sharon is developing in Cardiff with Caru Am Byth and TAVS
  • Unlock work in Treeton, Rotherham
  • Unlock work in Town End Farm, Sunderland.
  • A turn around in London walk income - declining since 2014.
  • Invitations to provide Unlock training events; particularly in new areas of the UK
  • The touring of the 'Bible Women' cartoons that they may generate good conversations and questions, as well as profile and income.
  • Explorations towards new Unlock Local Partnership Projects in new locations. We need new local partnerships in new places where we can deploy Unlock workers.
  • Unlock Discipleship Development worker, Sharon Jenkins in Cardiff.
  • For Kevin and Jenny who staff the Unlock National office.
  • Unlock Birmingham; Queen's Foundation partnership.
  • Saltley Trust partnership and the work we hope to develop in Birmingham. Finding the right partners and vision for some new work.
  • The walk planning team, and National Office staff as they prepare for the 2022 Unlock London Walk.
  • More Unlock supporters using e-mail and internet to help us keep our costs down.
  • The legacy of Unlock's work in Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Burnley, Benwell, Byker & Walker, Hastings, Sheffield and Liverpool.
  • Independent groups using Unlock resources across the UK.
  • Emerging indigenous leaders released and resourced by Unlock's approach.
  • Unlock Local Support Group Co-ordinators;Jenny Blake (Rotherham) Jen Bradshaw Chantal Noppen (Sunderland), Andy Dorton (Hull), Bex and Rachel (Cardiff).
  • Facilitating local partnerships that generate tangible and robust legacies.
  • Preparations for the next Unlock National Gathering for Unlock workers, Council members & Unlock Local Teams in Autumn 2022.

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Sketch - Unlocking the door

Sketch - Unlocking the door

 

  • Unlocking real life stories of urban people, Revealing Good News of the down to earth Christ and Releasing life changing skills and confidence since 1972.
  • Production of New Unlock reources including 'Slithers of Gold' & 'The Year We Stayed at Home' now on the website.
  • A Really encouraging response to our funding appeal at the end of 2021
  • Walk income of £52,500 since 2019 including two virtual walks.
  • Finding new National Office premises with Shiloh in Rotherham in the summer of 2020
  • Some very generous personal donations in 2020 & 2021
  • Unlock worker Sharon Jenkins in Cardiff.
  • The various churches in different parts of London who are standing by to open and welcome Unlock walkers again once we can start doing real walks post pandemic.
  • New National Council members, Kath and Ruth.
  • Consistent & generous financial support from faithful personal donors and churches - in spite of these uncertain times.
  • Financial support from the Bible Society, Trust Greenbelt, St Peter's Saltley Trust, Church Urban Fund,the Spring Harvest Charitable Trust, the Anchor Foundation, the Slavanka Trust, Rebecca Hussey Book Charity, the Cadman Charitable Trust, the SMB Charitable Trust, Kingsley Trust.
  • Opportunities to provide Unlock training.
  • Ongoing partnerships with The Bible Society, Estates Evangelism Task Group, Church Army, UTU, National Estate Churches Network, The Queen's Foundation, the Saltley Trust.
  • The ongoing impact of Unlock in Bristol, Liverpool, Hastings, Sunderland, Hull, Sheffield, Burnley, Benwell, Byker & Walker, and Birmingham.
  • Unlock Local Teams in Sunderland, Cardiff, Rotherham, and Hull
  • The necessary resources to pursue networking opportunities and develop mutually beneficial relationships/partnerships with other urban mission agencies.