Teaming up with Spring Harvest
Peter Martin, Group Chief Executive at Essential Christian, said: “We have been greatly impressed at the way Mercy Ships is channelling the skills and talents of ordinary Christians into front-line service – and always in partnership with the local church. This fits closely with our own vision for the transformation of lives and communities.”
Lea Milligan, Executive Director at Mercy Ships UK, said: “We are delighted to announce this partnership with Spring Harvest and Essential Christian. Their passion to serve the local church and encourage Christians to put their faith into action is hugely inspiring, and fits perfectly with our mission at Mercy Ships. Through even the smallest deed we can effect real, lasting change – be it here in the UK or in Africa, where our volunteers are currently serving.”
As part of the partnership, members of the Spring Harvest leadership team will visit the Africa Mercy in January 2018 while it is serving the people of Cameroon. Mercy Ships and the Spring Harvest team will then come together at the Easter event in 2018 to tell the stories of lives being transformed in Africa, and how the church in Britain can get involved.
Spring Harvest will take place from 2-12 April next year, and is expanding from two sites to three: Minehead, Skegness and Harrogate. More than 12,000 people have already booked their place. The theme for the Easter event is “Only the Brave”, using the book of James to explore what it means as a Christian to lead a life of “determined discipleship”. Booking information can be found at www.springharvest.org.