With a heart for the homeless our Operation Joy team always have time for a word.

Paul Winter from operation Joy tells us of a recent busy Saturday!

Saturday can be a relaxing day normally but as I went about my routine last weekend, I was conscious of a pattern developing. I went to post a card and get a paper. There in her usual place for begging was N, and I was able to have a catch-up with her. In the afternoon I took my wife to visit her sister in hospital and used the time while she was there to go into Bolton town centre. There I saw and fed 9 of my regular contacts. The last of these was J, still wearing her WWJD bracelet. She told me she is due for surgery in hospital very soon and she gave me details so that I might be able to visit at some stage.

Back to the hospital to pick Angie up. Outside were two individuals I know from the streets, one a patient and the other visiting. Prayer was offered for their situations.

Into the evening and I went to water the plants in the greenhouse on our allotment. As I returned home S emerged from a shop on the way. I had only met S in Manchester before then, but I knew she was living locally. The timing of our meeting reminded me that there had been all those other encounters during the day and God could be seen to be at work.

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Clock icon 25 Aug, 2022

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Paul Winter

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