Bus gift gets Norfolk Christian project moving

SplagBus1A bus from Stagecoach East has been donated to a Norfolk Christian youth charity for them to run their outreach work. They are now appealing for a parking place for the bus and a generator so their vital work with vulnerable young people can continue.

 


 

The donation comes after over a year of praying for a vehicle for the SPLAG project. SPLAG aims to reach the young people of Mid-Norfolk with God’s love wherever there is a need through providing information, advice and support. SPLAG will focus on anti-social behaviour hotspots and work in partnership with local councils, churches, police and Safer Neighbourhood Teams.
 
When the project was set up over a year ago, the founders were adamant that it would be funded by God’s provision rather than secular grants so the Christian ethos would not be compromised.
 
splagUp until now, the only thing holding up Lyn Milns and the other SPLAG leaders was getting hold of a bus.

Lyn explains, “I had contacted all the bus companies I could think of to see if they had any surplus buses. We told them we only wanted a small bus, although in our hearts our dream was to have a single decker bus.

"Then two weeks ago watching the news I saw that Stagecoach East in Cambridge were getting some new buses. I hadn't tried them so sent an email. The reply came from the director that they had no surplus small buses but if I like to ring him he had an idea. I thought "no I won’t bother he will only suggest a company that I would have already contacted" but something spurred me on to phone him.

"The idea was that they had a bus that had been converted for a project a few years ago but it wasn't a small bus it was a single decker and thousands had been spent on its conversion. The bus has been declassified and is classed as a class 5 heavy car so it can be driven on a car license. What amazing blessings God has if we hang on to our prayers.”
 Splag bus 3
Stagecoach East are giving the bus to SPLAG and are also going to tax and MOT it for a year. It is anticipated that the project will be on the road in a month’s time.

 

Can you help SPLAG?

  1. SPLAG need to find somewhere to store/park the bus so that they can collect it. It would be great if it could be in the Dereham area but they just want to just get it and get the project rolling.
  2. The bus has leads etc to connect up to a generator but they will need a generator for the lights, power points and winter heating.
  3. Now more than ever they need a Secretary/administrator and also a Treasurer
 
If you can help, please contact Lyn on splag@live.co.uk or ring Lyn Milns 01362 851158.

 

 


 

The scripture that fuelled the passion for this outreach work was When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Matt 9:36

The Biblical Greek for compassion is Splagcnizomai, hence the reason for naming the project SPLAG.

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