Today was the Christmas dinner at Webber Street, London City Mission’s ministry to the homeless. I have a personal interest in this work because my son works there. Duncan Cuthill, one of LCM’s Ministry Directors, wrote this report:
The Webber Street Christmas lunch went very well today! Danes Hill School donated gift boxes to Webber Street, enough for the staff to give one to every single guest!
They were beautifully wrapped and contained toiletries, chocolate, socks, etc. Jean-Louis (pictured) did an assembly there before collecting the gifts this year.
David Clover, who manages Webber Street, gave the Christmas talk; he spoke on Nicodemus. One person in the audience discribed his message as “really, really, really good!” There was a great atmosphere and the guests were very appreciative of the cooking.
I got talking to a man outside who has been permanently banned from the centre following bad behaviour. Please pray for the staff who, despite our best efforts to make the centre as safe as possible, courageously work in an environment where anything could happen, expressing the love of God in very tangible and meaningful ways.