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Celebrate Norfolk gives boost to OMF charity
Christian East Asia mission charity OMF received a boost recently while exhibiting at the Celebrate Norwich and Norfolk event at the Forum in Norwich.
East Region rep Tim Jenkins
met hundreds of potential new supporters. He said: “This is the event during the year when I, as a rep, meet more non-Christian people that at any other time. Lots of people just come into the Forum which gives me an opportunity to share my faith, which I cannot do at any other time.
“We love Norwich
and the fact that it holds a full weekend public Christian event. I don’t know of any other city in the country which does that, so it’s wonderful. I had lots of really interesting discussions. It is a time when I can meet people from a wide range of backgrounds and interests.
“One young lady, who has already spent a year in Thailand
, wants to go back there to do missionary work. I also met people from churches who have never really engaged with overseas mission and others who just want to know what we are doing and why.
“We have a couple of hundred supporters already across Norfolk,
including a prayer group at Eckling Grange
, another one in Cromer,
and another one in Norwich for a local couple we have doing quite sensitive work in Indonesia.
We have other local people working in China
in an Aids ministry,” said Tim.
Tim was also showing a video about a street dancer from Brazil
who works in Japan
with OMF, doing his street dancing and drawing young people to Christian focused very low key events. Japan is still the least evangelised nation on earth so the need is great said Tim and engaging young people is quite difficult. The dance is also involved in the Global Outreach Day
an international ministry where every Christian is encouraged to share their faith on one day during the year and that day happened to be one of the days that Celebrate Norfolk
took place in Norwich, June 14.
Pictured above is OMF's Tim Jenkins at Celebrate Norwich & Norfolk at the Forum.