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Every year I take time over the new year period to ask myself: 'What might God be saying to ICS this year?'. Sometimes this has been clear, other years not so much. This year I feel a sense that he is calling us to ‘Cultivate the Vision’. 2017/18 has seen many pieces of new work started, we have been delighted to explore new opportunities and places. I sense his word for us this year is to bed in what is planted and allow it to gain traction. This was reinforced for me as I, like anyone who follows the Anglican lectionary (a pattern for reading the bible), was reading Amos 1. Amos is my favourite Old Testament book, with those wonderful opening lines in chapter 1: ‘The Lord roars from Zion’. The great picture of God as a roaring lion about to pounce. So much has recently been set in place, so many initiatives started, but it is only when the Lord moves that we see fruit. Our prayer and our longing is that God will come by his Spirit, to pounce on our ministry and people will find new life in Christ in the many areas of new and ongoing work that ICS has pioneered. With so many mission partners it is understandable that there is always change. Bob and Jane Hurley have left Grenoble, Nicholas and Aurora Mercer have left the Falklands, James and Anna Hill have left Amsterdam, Mike and Janet Dobson have left Maadi (Cairo), they have all taken up parish roles in England. The Revd Rajan Vincent Jacob has been appointed to serve as Archdeacon of Gambela, an area of Ethiopia within the Horn of Africa Episcopal Area, he has been fearless in the face of difficulty in Tripoli. I wish I could have shared more about his experiences. Peter and Sue Pimentel have retired and left Ibiza,

after some very fruitful years, including setting up the very innovative Encens events. Alex and Jane Cacouris will leave Rio de Janeiro in the summer, they will be missed. In the ICS office, we are delighted to welcome Jacqueline Cottier and Jemima Busby onto the staff. Jacqueline is working with us on our property records and Jemima is developing our reach using social media. Both have settled in well and would value your prayer as they minister. Finally, we were sad to hear of the passing of Mary Sims and Enid Underwood. Both great supporters and friends of ICS who, in different ways, have left their mark on us. Both having been heavily involved in serving and supporting the ministry. They rest in peace and rise in glory, we remember them fondly and pray for those who mourn their loss. I finish with some other words from Amos 9:13 (NIVUK). ‘The days are coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when the reaper will be overtaken by the ploughman and the planter by the one treading grapes. New wine will drip from the mountains and flow from all the hills’. It is these days we pray, hope and long for.

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DEVOTIONAL SAUDADE

Ministry and life in Portugal have introduced me to saudade, an untranslatable Portuguese feeling which is difficult to define. Saudade is like nostalgia but goes further as a deep emotional state of longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. The insightful scholar of Portuguese literature, Aubrey F. G. Bell, writes: ‘The famous saudade of the Portuguese is a vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist, for something other than the present, a turning towards the past or towards the future; not an active discontent or poignant sadness but an indolent dreaming wistfulness’. Saudade has given a name to feelings I have had in the past and which I will feel in the future. I will feel saudade when I have moved on to a new post next year and remember the wonderful people that I presently serve. All of us in ministry have our own saudades for the parishes where we have ministered. And, because we may be idealists, perhaps another saudade is the dream of pastoring perfect congregations that ‘probably cannot exist’. I think that the feeling of saudade is normal in ministry because ministry takes a deep emotional investment. However, rather than a sad and hopeless place of feeling, saudade has been described as a ‘happy place’ where we go to reconnect with our essence and that deeply reminds us of the meaningful things that shape us. As Christians, our own saudades should inevitably lead to our essence and meaning in Jesus Christ who shapes us. Such reflections can be painful but are restorative and fill us with hope. So, our dreams of ideal congregations need not be empty wistfulness but provide us with creative and hopeful inspiration that we can bring to the work of sharing the Gospel. Every one of us should have a vision for our chaplaincies and cultivate that vision, and for this work we all need a process of emotional reflection that leads to action. Personally, I thank Portugal for giving me the saudade as part of that reflective process in my own life and ministry.

Devotion by The Reverend Dr Frank Sawyer Chaplain at St. George's and St. Paul's, Greater Lisbon

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Jos Strengholt left St. Michael and All Angels, Heliopolis, Cairo in 2017 to return to the Netherlands. There he was soon asked to help as Locum Priest in the Arnhem and Nijmegen chaplaincy.

Arnhem and Nijmegen, two cities in the eastern part of the Netherlands, are geographically defined by their bridges. They grew out of Roman settlements on the banks of the Rhine and the Waal rivers.

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For many decades, we have had Anglican church meetings in these cities, and thanks to global industries and international students, the congregation flourished. But for all sorts of reasons, the trend has been downward for a while; numbers dwindled. Sometimes only five people met on a Sunday. In 2017, the Anglican chaplaincy of Arnhem-Nijmegen decided to not throw the towel in the ring, but to aim for renewal. They invited me on a part-time basis to help them in this process. I told them that even though I am a Locum and part-time, I am happy to be committed for the longer term to pastor the congregation. We are very thankful that we had many locums helping us out throughout the past years, but a sense of continuity is needed for people to better enjoy the fellowship, and for the church to be seen as ‘a serious option’ by outsiders who do not necessarily have a spiritual view of what the Church of Christ is. This greater sense of continuity did bring new people to us; we received new members! And they decreased the average age by at least fifteen years! One reason why some of these new people found our congregation was that we had begun to advertise on Facebook, with a focus on users in and around Arnhem and Nijmegen. So, our weekly attendance went up to twenty, and at Pentecost 2018 we were with thirty-four people. We were aware that we had to change more things and that to continue doing what we had always been doing would lead the church slowly to the morgue. But we were aware that a fresh wind can light up a fire, but it can also quench a candle. One major problem, we realised, was that we met one week in Arnhem, the next in

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Nijmegen. So, the congregation had to always be on the move. For outsiders, living in Arnhem or Nijmegen, this meant that they saw a group of people meeting twice a month only. That cannot be a real church! The reality was also, that most of our members would only go to the meeting in their own city. Only a few very committed people would faithfully travel to both cities so as to not miss any meetings. So, after a year of working on our Mission Action Plan, we proposed to the congregation that we would meet weekly in both cities. There was a lot of apprehension, but we had a unanimous vote to make the change. So, since September 2018 we have been meeting in Nijmegen at 11 am, and in Arnhem at 5 pm. And very soon it was clear: it worked! We now have two churches with a combined attendance on a normal Sunday of forty to forty-five people. Our lowest was twenty-five, our highest fifty-five on a Sunday. Members who would only meet twice a month in their own city, now congregate three times or more. We see former members coming back after an absence of years and we see new people joining us. In almost every worship service we see a few new people. Our challenge is now that we need to change these incidental visitors into members­—that is not easy for a small congregation. We have started with a prayer meeting for the congregations, as we realise that we can do whatever is humanly possible, but that it is God who has to infuse our efforts with his Spirit. And, we have to go where he leads. But so far, we are encouraged: the candle burns brighter in Arnhem and Nijmegen.

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ST G E ORG E ' S TU N I S F O R A TI ME SUCH A S T H IS B Y P E T E R K NI GH T

The full arc of a bright rainbow, set against a dark grey sky, and ending in the trees just the other side of the road. Hail followed swiftly, bouncing off the windscreen. It was a timely reminder that January in North Africa is not all winter sunshine and warmth. The last time we were so close to the end of a rainbow, I complained to my colleague that we didn’t find any gold. He wisely pointed out that the gold was at the other end. Looking for gold at the end of the rainbow is a pastime that is easy to slip into. But if you did find that elusive pot, full of good things, what would be your reaction? What use is a good thing if it remains hidden and unrecognised? Especially, if it could be a blessing to all people on earth, or even the salvation of all people. If you knew of, or made such a discovery, would you not rush to share the Good News with others? Some might rush to copyright it first, to make sure that they benefited more than others. However, if the new thing is from God, copyright is not possible. Often though we are slow (or blind) to perceive new things from God, even if they are as dramatic as a bright rainbow in a hail storm or ‘making a way in the wilderness or streams in the wasteland’ (Isaiah 43:19).

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Peter and Christine Knight

Nativity Scene

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The new calendar year starts with the transition from Christmas to the Epiphany season. From the story of Jesus the Saviour born in obscurity, to the time when we think about how his true identity was revealed to the world. Christ, born in Bethlehem, laid in a manger, announced by angels and seen by shepherds was indeed Good News from God. After the shepherds, the next visitors to the newborn King we are told about are the Magi— strangers from the East. The Good News of the Saviour’s birth was for all people, and the Magi represent the first of peoples from all nations coming to the light of Christ. By contrast, just before his ascension, Jesus sends his disciples out to the ends of the earth, to all people. The prayer which ends both Morning and Evening Prayers throughout the Epiphany season is this: 'May Christ, who sends us to the nations, give us the power of his Spirit.' Be careful what you pray for—you may just find the prayer answered in a way you hadn’t expected. I prayed this prayer and dwelt upon it in January 2005, then found myself going to Sri Lanka to help the church there as they ministered to those whose lives had been devastated by the Boxing Day tsunami, which reached the TV sets of people round the world in the festive season. Some years later, God plucked us out of our rural, multi-parish, Norfolk life, and we found ourselves in urban North Africa—country folk with no knowledge of Arabic and no previous experience of North African/Middle Eastern culture. But it has proved to be a case of being (by God’s grace) in the right place, ‘for such a time as this’. No pot at the end of the rainbow but the rewards are out of this world!

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LEIPZIG BAPTISMS

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Early in the new year, Leipzig English Church continued the joy of the season by baptising four new believers into the fellowship of the church. New life in Christ is always a joy to behold, even more so when only one had any previous connection to church life. A mother who, through the faithful prayers and witness of a Mums & Toddlers group, began to read the bible and come to church. Her son who began asking questions about God at a very young age, prompting their joint journey to Jesus. A grandmother with a vague state church background, who spoke through tears of the transformation of her grandson who came to faith through his wife. Their stories spoke of God’s divine initiative in seeking and saving the lost and the transforming work of the Holy Spirit. It was such an encouraging Sunday for our church family, rejoicing together in the God who saves, and welcoming these new brothers and sisters into our eternal family. Sinead Norman

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DIPPING A SKI-BOOT IN 'THE WORK OF THE LORD' Somehow, she realised I was English. There I was on platform 5 at Geneva airport, checking with one of the station staff which train I needed for Zermatt. Out came the memories of French GCSE followed swiftly by some French words in what I judged to be a suitably French accent. ‘You want to take this train’, she replied firmly, ‘and change at Visp!’. And so began my two weeks as a seasonal chaplain with ICS at the English Church in Zermatt. First time in Zermatt. First time with ICS. First slot in the 2018-19 winter season. Nothing can go wrong with this. Perhaps. Anyway, three weeks later, and with the baton safely passed on, here are four brief reflections. Firstly, the gospel really is for all people. The Apostle Paul reminds Timothy, a seasoned gospel minister, that ‘God our Saviour … desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth’ (1 Timothy 2: 3-4). I don’t know how many different nationalities there were in Zermatt over Christmas 2018 or how many were represented at one of the carol services but for a small village in the Swiss Alps there seemed quite a few: Swiss, German, French, English, American, Australian, Singaporean, Chinese and many spoke English—better than my French! Secondly, St. Peter’s Church enables many English-speaking people to hear the gospel. Before I flew out from Manchester a friend of mine had enquired if I’d be conducting the services in German perhaps helped by Google Translate (yes, it’s French in Geneva but German in Zermatt!). I told him the church mainly served English-speakers. I don’t know if he assumed that they could be counted on one hand, but I do know that on Christmas Eve there was standing-room only for latecomers to the first carol service. A crowded, candlelit St. Peter’s was a wonderful sight to behold but surpassed by the message that Mary will ‘bear a son, and you shall give him the name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins’ (Matthew 1: 21).

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Thirdly, the Christmas season is a time to sow the seed far and wide. Pastoral ministry can include both preaching to the crowds and talking with individuals. The Christmas period is definitely more the former. We had well over 300 visitors to the two carol services but very few follow-up conversations in the days afterwards. I guess that is par for the course. If you’ve forked out to go skiing in Zermatt over Christmas and the snow is good and the sun is shining (tick both those this year!), then you want to be up Sunnegga or the Klein Matterhorn. I get that. So, the onus is on us chaplains to seize the opportunities we have and to preach the gospel when the people are there. I reckon we might even have filled a third carol service this year! Finally, seasonal chaplaincy is good ministry training. Months before, Jim Perryman advised me to recruit a team to take to Zermatt with me. So, I did: one wife and three children! Dad leading and preaching, mum playing the organ, number 1 daughter on her violin, number 2 marshalling the various microphones and eight-year old number 3 handing out service sheets. They loved it! Most of it. It’s always a shot in the arm to do gospel ministry as a family, and a delight to see the kids dipping their toe/ski-boot in ‘the work of the Lord’ territory (1 Corinthians 15: 58)! It’s never in vain, after all. Revd Paul Hancock

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IBIZA CHAPLAINCY

Peter and Sue Pimentel recently returned to the UK after serving as chaplain in Ibiza. Here they look back on their time on the island.

We didn’t begin with a vision but upon arrival on Ibiza in November 2014 the challenges and opportunities soon became apparent. Ibiza is an island where New Age and the new spiritualities abound, an island epitomised by its music and clubs, an island where, in addition to the home languages of Spanish and Catalan, many languages and cultures converge. The Anglican church on Ibiza is amazing. The church community brings together people of different nationalities including those for whom English is a second language. Bible studies where people open their bibles in English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Slovakian etc. It’s a welcoming church that fosters Christian friendships and community, a rich variety of singles, families, ex-pats, and longestablished citizens of Ibiza. Somehow, we had to value each individual while holding together the diversity.

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Not long after starting bible studies for the church, we were asked to lead a bi-lingual bible study for young adults from different church and language backgrounds. From these the vision came to branch out into bilingual bible teaching away-days, worship, and family services. These became the highlights of our time on Ibiza. So how did the vision grow? The church, for many years, had an annual away-day. The young adults from the bilingual bible study group asked if they could attend the next away-day which was on ‘Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls’. We had to explore ways of translating the interactive teaching—this was a steep learning curve. The translating didn’t work particularly well but the next year was better! We tried to make the content relevant to the New Age context of the island. The following two years we looked at ‘Jesus and the Turin Shroud’ and ‘the Angels of the Apocalypse’.

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Sara, an Ibizan Christian, shared a vision with us that she had had many years previously of a round-the-clock worship event on Ibiza, bringing together Christians from the island and elsewhere to worship Jesus, seek his face and pray for Ibiza. After committing this to prayer we felt it right to support this both as individuals and as a church. The first Encens (Catalan word for incense) gathering took place in October 2017 with three days of continuous praise, worship, prophecy, healing and joy in the sunshine, bringing together worshippers from Ibiza, mainland Spain and the UK. God did something so beautiful we weren’t sure whether we would ever dare to repeat it. However, the Holy Spirit had been stirring the Encens team again and the second Encens took place in October the following year. This time with a variety of worship zones including Christian DJs, acoustic zone, prophetic ministry and training in the prophetic, healing ministry, a children’s zone, dance and prophetic dance and invited speakers.

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The new bilingual Family Service began from a desire to welcome Spanish-speaking friends and family into our community. A simple service of prayers and worship songs in both English and Spanish. A place where children are welcome. Lulu (a puppet) became the star. Lulu, in dialogue with the chaplain, helps him out with all sorts of biblical answers to questions. Her bible knowledge is truly astounding! This service wasn’t a replacement but a new way of celebrating the diversity of Ibiza. Coffee is served in the cloisters between the early traditional Communion Service and the Family Service enabling the two congregations to have fellowship together. We learnt that vision is something that emerges from the context and is not a prepackaged formula. We could never have imagined how our time on Ibiza would unfold. Sue and Peter Pimentel

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Countless Starbucks, hundreds of laughs, discovering raclette, ski days, seventy Friday nights, ninety Sunday mornings, a trip to Slovakia, a stay awake, two church weekends, climbing the Grammont, adventures in Lausanne, two trips to Soul Survivor, lots of burritos, Youth Alpha, four 24-hour PlusBus journeys, conference in Paris, a trip to Serbia, good friends, sixty to seventy young people, one church, one God. "It is said that 70% or so of people decide to follow Jesus before they are 21. How we nurture and develop faith in young people is a key component of our mission and ministry. It is a delight to share some of what is happening in the ICS Chaplaincies of Vevey and Maisons-Laffitte. It is also the reason I am taking a lead, alongside others, in supporting the Diocese in Europe with the Children’s and Youth work. " Richard Bromley Here Michael Anderson looks back on his time as Youth Worker at All Saints Vevey.

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KIRSTIN ELLIOTT

I travelled to Slovakia for my first experience of 'Project Compassion' and as a small group of boys from All Saints we wrestled with the question posed to us: ‘Is selfishness the root of sin?’. We journeyed down the path of 'What is right and wrong within the faith?'. Is the bible just a rule book and what if I cannot abide by the rules? We got to a point where we realised that there is so much more to life with God. Being loved, chosen, accepted is much better than living to a set of rules. This was a turning point for me in my ministry at All Saints. The issues and questions that this group of young people were going through are difficult and confusing. I spent the next few weeks thinking about how I tackle issues such as sex, relationships, drinking, and acceptance. As I look back I think that most of these issues were talked about in some way. I remember a wonderful weekend with ‘Love for Life’ in March 2018, I think of the 'Reboot' sermon series over the summer. These, alongside the weekly conversations we have had, show me that the Church can work in these complicated areas and remain faithful to God.

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Another huge aspect of the last two years to celebrate is the completion of Youth Alpha. What a blessing it was to see twenty teenagers wrestle with complicated questions about life and God. Then seeing seventeen young disciples going to Leysin for our Alpha Weekend and two of them giving their lives to him. I have been most encouraged also about the use of the 'YouVersion' Bible app! Each week during Alpha, the leaders and young people read the bible together. One of the struggles in youth ministry is if what you do on a Friday or Sunday is having an impact throughout the week. Using this method of discipleship allows us to engage with each other through the week while also engaging with God on a daily basis. What a blessing! As I am reflecting on the end of my time at All Saints, I am finding it hard to express just what this time in my life has meant. I have grown as a man, as a youth worker but more importantly as a disciple. All I know is that I will be forever grateful to the people I was able to work alongside, the families who opened their homes up to me (especially during Six Nations and Premier League periods), to young people who allowed me to get to know them, to parents who trusted me with their teens. The last message I brought at Place2Be was simple, but I think it is important for us all to hear. A simple two-point talk: Love God and Love Others! In contrast, Kirstin Elliott has just started working with youth in Maisons-Laffitte. Having never worked in France before, either with youth or otherwise, has been a new experience. From setting up our life here, to

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the various differences working with the youth. One big difference is working with schools. It seems to be a common practice in the UK that youth and children’s workers will spend much of their time doing outreach in schools. However, here in France that simply is not permitted, so therefore other ways of outreach must be found. This is where one of the great aspects of Holy Trinity and the area of Maisons-Laffitte come in, for here seems to be a real community and therefore, word-ofmouth is incredibly helpful, particularly when it comes to parents. Another challenge has been that the young people (at least in this area of France) usually have long days at school, often much longer than most have in the UK! When you then take in their busy homework schedules and extracurricular activities, it is easy to think that it would be almost impossible to find a time to meet outside church. Thanks to the wonderful group of young people we have and with the support of their parents, we have loved seeing a group develop! There hadn’t been a youth worker here for many years, and so, much was starting from scratch which is both challenging and yet provides so many opportunities! To add to our Sunday meetings, we now have a youth group that meets together every week on a Thursday with youth from the church as well as those whose families are not currently part of the congregation. We are also in the process of starting up a group for older youth in the new year and prayer for that to come to fruition, would be great! It is such a privilege to work with the youth here and to be able to share God’s love with and for them.

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CREATIONCARE NEWS FROM THE DIOCESAN ENVIRONMENT OFFICER REVD ELIZABETH BUSSMANN Assisi, August 2018 Representatives of all major Christian denominations met for the first Ecumenical Prayer Meeting for Creation and unanimously proclaimed ‘Creation Care’ (which includes climate, ecological and economic justice) a priority that all Christians should actively work on, individually and collectively. It was an honour to represent the Diocese in Europe and humbling to reflect on St. Francis’ dramatic and soul-searching life of radical discipleship in response to Christ’s challenge that: ‘All who wish to follow me must DENY themselves….’ In other words, surrender themselves fully to his way of living. St. Francis’ modelling of this in the simplicity of his lifestyle puts most of us to shame. ‘Creation Care’ is not an optional extra but implicit in being a Christian. After all we read in the Bible that God created men and women in his image that they may care for the beautiful home he gave them—this planet we are privileged to live on. For me, ‘Creation Care’ is not only part of our discipleship but is also an evangelistic issue, helping people to recognise and experience God’s loving goodness. For that reason, I was excited by the unanimous decision of Diocesan Synod in June, to register the Diocese in Europe as an Eco-Diocese. This scheme provides all of us a framework within which we can not only raise awareness but also be actively involved in care of creation. I know that it’s a bother to have to perhaps take cups and glasses home and wash them up rather than use single-use ones, or to remember to re-charge the batteries instead of buying new ones but discipleship has never been easy, and it is often not just uncomfortable but also inconvenient. The most important part of being an Eco-Diocese is that chaplaincies become Eco-Chaplaincies (including seasonal chaplaincies!). Several chaplaincies have already taken up the challenge and registered. Let’s pray that 2019 will see ALL chaplaincies responding to the challenge to show the way forward, after all, we profess to worship and love the God who gave us all this in the first place. The Eco-Diocese award is part of the wider Eco-Church scheme, which is a web-based survey and award scheme run by A Rocha UK. The Eco-Church scheme looks at the whole of church life – from worship and teaching to community involvement, from personal lifestyle to buildings and land – to encourage parishes to ensure that all aspects of church life are impacted by the need to care for creation. Register your chaplaincy at https://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/eco-diocese

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We hope you like the look of our new website www.ics-uk.org that was launched last September and that you find it easy to navigate. We want it to serve you better! Highlighting a few areas on the site: ‘People and Places’ shows you where the churches are, the people who lead them and when services are being held. Pray for our work under ‘Prayer’ and find out how you can ‘Support’ ICS, by becoming a member, fundraising, leaving a legacy or collecting used stamps. Do use the ICS website and get involved on Social Media, a great way of finding out about ICS’s work from all over the world! So, meet our new Social Media Administrator, Jemima Busby...

‘Social media is a great tool for promoting ICS’s work to people all over the world. In 2019 we want to reach more people who have never heard of ICS and show them why we’re worth supporting, through Prayer, Social Media and Financial Giving. The key to this will be working with you, your engagement, likes, comments and shares will contribute to building a welcoming online community.

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With social media come new opportunities and new challenges, and as Christians we know the most powerful tool for tackling these is prayer. Please pray for this initiative, for me as I get to grips with this role and for new people to connect with ICS.' ‘We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it.’ Erik Qualman

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