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Mission to London

09 November 2012

ABOUT 500 people filled All Souls', Langham Place, in London for the London City Mission's thanksgiving service to celebrate "all that God has been doing in London over the past year". The service included interviews with four of the Mission's outreach workers about the opportunities that they had been given to share their faith.

One spoke of how she had befriended a women alcoholic, taking her for a meal and encouraging her to have a manicure and facial, and generally supporting her until she gave up alcohol. At the time of the service, she had not had a drink for nine months. Others spoke of their work at the Mission's café in Covent Garden, and its homeless centre. John Hamilton, who had been nominated by Margaret Hodge MP to carry the Olympic torch, told how he had taken it to Trafalgar Square (above), and stood in front of the time clock counting down to the Games, to allow people to be photographed with it.

He seized the opportunity to ask people if they believed in Jesus, and "had a great time sharing my faith, and prayed for many people". He also gave out, tracts to those who were interested.

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