After the success of the Chelmsford conference on 15th March we are now getting ready for Bristol this Saturday.
We shall have the same core content as Chelmsford but the local input from volunteers and supporters will be different.
Meanwhile, yesterday’s weekly Skype videoconference of Daylight staff had a number of encouragements: a number of prisoners have recently professed faith, either during Christianity Explored or in conversation after Sunday services. At one Cat D prison last Sunday evening there was a marked clear interest in the preaching (on Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well). On previous visits they had been polite and listened, but this time their attention was very clear and there were a number of thoughtful discussions afterwards.
It transpires the chaplain has recently run CE with the men, following a visit from Stephen James, and they appear to have learned to listen carefully to the word of God.