“I really valued the honest and heartfelt testimonies of the mission team. It helped me to feel more comfortable about being open regarding my faith. I think this is the main result of the mission. It was also wonderful to talk to so many parishioners after the various services. The social element was very important.”
“I felt a great sense of the Presence of God and His Peace and His Power – not only in the Church at services but in my own home and places I visited during the fortnight. Since the Mission many things have happened in my life. I feel re-invigorated in the Spirit and closer to Jesus than I have been for some years. I feel I have regained that “first love” which I had in many senses lost (and was aware of this loss). Because of this my hope is that I shall bring more people to the knowledge of Jesus through the renewal of His power in my life."
"After each Mass, one of the team shared their journey of faith. This I found very moving, and realised that for many of them it had not been easy. At the end of week one, I was feeling different inside; it was difficult to pin it down, I suppose you could say uplifted and closer to God."
“Living in the U.K. is the answer to our prayers even when it was hard to understand at the beginning. Sharing our faith during the mission made me feel part of the same body and united as one. All of us have our own problems and concerns but the burden makes it lighter when we share with others. I didn’t want it to end. We were blessed.”
"We were fortunate enough to be visited by members of the team. I found their approach very friendly and open. We soon felt very relaxed; there was no awkwardness as we talked about our faith to complete strangers. I was disappointed when the visit ended. I began to get the feeling that this was going to be a good fortnight."
“Unfortunately we couldn’t attend any of the events throughout the mission, but we had the pleasure of receiving a visit to our home, and that only event was wonderful, because of the kindness of the visitors and the prayer they shared with us. Thank you very much.”
"I was not sure what to expect, but attended a few services and always left feeling calmer, more aware of God’s love and feeling uplifted about His plans for the world today. All the Mission Team conveyed His love unconditionally."
“I and my wife came to this great country due to her life-long condition, to be sorted. The mission week came just at the right time. During breakfast one morning, I shared my testimony with one of the team about having not been blessed with children in our 5 years marriage. God surprised us when we least expected; and now my wife is pregnant. What more could we ask for other than giving God all the glory.”
Please use the space below to write your own testimony on how the mission affected your spiritual life (and/or the parish community) and, as a result, your hopes for the future.