Serving the heart of our town

This month’s Bible passage

Matthew:28 verse19

Message from Richard,

Hi, May I take this opportunity to wish all supporters, friends and prayer part-ners of WTCC a Happy and God blessed New Year.

I now know I am getting older as each year seems to pass more quickly – but where did 2014 go. It was a really exciting year for us in WTCC.

Not only did we see more volunteer chaplains join us but our staff changed and we seem to be growing in new directions all the time. This new year sees the start of chaplaincy at Meadowell Surgery, please pray for Colin as he starts this new role in a new surgery.

God has continued to surprise us and even over the Christmas period He has prompted people to con-sider chaplaincy as part of their ministry. I have the delight of speaking with two more potential chap-lains at the start of this year. Pease pray for God’s guidance for us all during these prayerful conversa-tions.

What does 2015 hold for WTCC – well we don’t really know what is going to happen – but we start the year full of excitement and anticipation as we wait to see what God will do. We constantly seek to only do what God has asked us – no more, no less. But we wait on Him to show us what this coming year will reveal. Please continue to pray for all involved in WTCC from the trustees’ right through to Street Angels and GAD.

Also, as they say, watch this pace for ministry activities and opportunities, we are planning another Nightvision event – details to follow.

So we have started 2015, I would ask you to pray for us in WTCC that this year we may be glory and praise to the name of our Saviour, and that each of us may be walking and serving where He has called us to be.

May He bless you this New year and though out 2015. Thank you for your continued support – you do make a huge difference to Watford through WTCC.

Yours in His service

Richard

Message from the Chairman: 

Technological faults (otherwise known as a digger through the cables) have meant that my New Year’s Greetings to you will be somewhat delayed but they are none-the-less sincere. The start of a New Year is always a good time to take stock take stock of what happened last year, where we are now and where we hope to be in the year ahead. Now I am sure that many New Year’s resolutions have melted away but I hope the one which says, in these or similar words, "I will try to do more to help the chaplaincy next year" is still alive and active.

Taking stock is also a good time for me to recognise and thank so many people for all that they do for the Chaplaincy, or rather for the people the Chaplaincy serves. So on behalf of the literally thousands of people touched by the work of the Chaplaincy – THANK YOU – most sincerely.

Neville Dyckhoff

Prayer Diary—January 2015

1st Please pray for Colin who is our first new chaplain for 2015:Colin , new Chaplain at Meadowell Surgery

2nd New openings for Residential Homes

3rd N– who needs prayer for healing from stress and fear

4th Praise for Street Angels good relationships with police and door staff

5th office staff as office reopens

6th Planning of ATCC Conference

7th Protection for Street Angels on busy nights

8th Healing for R&A involved in serious car accident

9th Young man upset with relationship problems who Street Chaplain Gary is helping

10th Provision of finances for the Chaplaincy

11th New Chaplains for the New Hope team

12th Our team leaders

13th Placement students– Adam & Jonny

14th New Hope Team meeting

15th Richard away on a 2 day conference

16th Re launch of Night Vision project

17th New Chaplain for the Town Hall team

18th Soul Survivor interns– for Street Angels

19th Trustees meeting—20th Jan

20th CAW meeting

21st Increase in Friends of the Chaplaincy

22nd Street Chaplains

23rd Tesco Chaplaincy new tea afternoon

24th Trustees as they visit local Churches

25th WOW (Women of Watford) project & Lynette

26th ATCC meeting in Luton

27th New Job and new home for S

28th Successful funding applications for WTCC

29th Richard away on Retreat

30th Town Hall Chaplaincy—pray for new team member

31st GAD (God After Dark)