We hardly dare believe it, but just recently, the Lord has been speaking to me (Aliss) and our Business Manager Ruth, about cafés again. Ruth has a catering background and has set up drop-in centres and fed and housed the homeless of North Wales for the past 20 years as well as leading them to Jesus and running small groups with her husband Terry. So with our combined experience and heart for people, we’re now on a mission!
We’re looking for suitable premises and a team in Wales initially, and our vision is not just for one or two cafés, but many cafés around the world! In these crazy times where hospitality businesses have been hard hit by lockdowns and restrictions, it seems strange to be wanting to establish cafés again. But we serve a “God who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist” (Romans 4). Could it be that He is giving life to our once ‘dead’ dreams of reaching people all around the world through our Spirit Life Cafés!?
Birthing a move of God
Could this be the time? To all those who are still waiting for their dreams to be fulfilled: “Sing, barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy… because more are the children of the desolate woman…says the Lord. Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will break out (like a baby being born) to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities. Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame.”
We believe it is time to step out in faith, not to hold back, but to establish Spirit Life Cafés – places of refuge, community, miracles, mentoring and good food, where everyone is welcome, to ‘taste and see that the Lord is good!’
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