Operation Joy asked for a Bible in Piccadilly Gardens
Paul Winter from Operation Joy has been visiting Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester City Centre on Sunday afternoons over the past year and building relationships.
As there has been the opportunity to go out regularly on Sunday afternoons in Manchester over the past year I have got to know quite a lot of new people. Some congregate in the city centre and I sometimes get introduced to friends when I am handing out small bags containing crisps, a cake and a drink.
“E” was one of these individuals and last Sunday in Piccadilly Gardens she was keen for me to pass on some of these snacks to people around her. Over the preceding few weeks the relationship with “E” had grown and it was clear that life had been difficult. I had usually told “E” that I would be praying for her.
Having completed the food distribution “E” asked, ‘Will you get me a Bible? I need one that I can carry around’.
This kind of encouragement makes it so worthwhile. I gave a her a leaflet to read and hope to meet her soon having found an appropriate Bible.