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Supporting Unlock - Prayer



The next Prayer letter will be issued towards the end of 2021.

Meanwhile there is a list of current prayer needs (below) and answered prayers (on the right).


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Current Prayer needs:-

  • Due to COVID 19 we have had to move our 2020 and 2021 Unlock London Walks online BUT we still need the income that the walks would have generated so please pray that supporters will continue to donate generously to give us sufficient finance for 2021 and beyond.
  • Good health and safety for all our Unlock staff, local workers. council members and volunteers.
  • Unlock emerhing from this time of pandemic with sufficient resilience and capacity to be there in really supportive ways for those who have been most badly affected.
  • New local and national finance to allow us to establish more Unlock Local partership projects in new locations.
  • The development of our partnerships with the Bible Society and the Estates Evangelism Task Group.
  • The work that Sharon is developing in Cardiff with Caru and TAVS
  • Carolyn's work in Treeton, Rotherham
  • Francesca's work in Town End Farm, Sunderland.
  • A turn around in London walk income - declining since 2014.
  • The touring of the 'Bible Women' cartoons that they may generate good conversations and questions, and income.
  • Invitations to provide Unlock training events; particularly in new areas of the UK
  • Explorations towards new Unlock Local Partnership Projects in new locations.
  • Unlock Discipleship Development workers, Carolyn in Rotherham, Francesca in Sunderland and Sharon Jenkins in Cardiff.
  • For Kevin and Jenny who staff the Unlock National office, especially as they have each lost a parent in 2020.
  • Unlock Birmingham; Queen's Foundation partnership and the Methodist Deacons in training with whom we are working
  • Saltley Trust partnership and our planned work in Birmingham with a particular emphasis on the use of social media. Finding the necessary funding and the right person for the paid role.
  • The walk planning team, and National Office staff as they prepare for the 2021 Virtual London Walk.
  • More Unlock supporters using e-mail and internet to help us keep our costs down.
  • The legacy of Unlock's work in Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Burnley, Benwell, Byker & Walker, Hastings, Sheffield and Liverpool.
  • Independent groups using Unlock resources across the UK.
  • Emerging indigenous leaders released and resourced by Unlock's approach.
  • Unlock Local Support Group Co-ordinators;Jenny Blake (Rotherham) Jen Bradshaw Chantal Noppen, and Steve Elstob (Sunderland) Andy Dorton (Hull), Bex and Rachel (Cardiff).
  • Facilitating local partnerships that generate tangible and robust legacies.
  • Preparations for the next Unlock National Gathering for Unlock workers, Council members & Unlock Local Teams in May 2021.

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  • Unlocking real life stories of urban people, Revealing Good News of the down to earth Christ and Releasing life changing skills and confidence since 1972.
  • 2020 walk income of £19,000 from the virtual walk
  • 2019 walk income of £23,000
  • Finding new National Office premises with Shiloh in Rotherham in the summer of 2020
  • Unlock workers Sharon Jenkins in Cardiff, Carolyn Gower in Rotherham, Francesca Walsh in Sunderland.
  • The various churches in different parts of London who are standing by to open and welcome Unlock walkers again once we can start doing real waks post pandemic
  • Consistent & generous financial support from faithful personal donors and churches - in spite of these uncertain times.
  • Financial support from the Bible Society, Trust Greenbelt, St Peter's Saltley Trust, Church Urban Fund,the Spring Harvest Charitable Trust, the Anchor Foundation, the Slavanka Trust, Rebecca Hussey Book Charity, the Cadman Charitable Trust, the SMB Charitable Trust, Kingsley Trust.
  • Oportuities to provide Unlock training
  • Ongoing partnerships with The Bible Society, Estates Evangelism Group, Church Army, UTU, National Estate Churches Network, The Queen's Foundation, the Saltley Trust.
  • The ongoing impact of Unlock in Bristol, Liverpool, Hastings, Sunderland, Hull, Sheffield, Burnley, Benwell, Byker & Walker, and Birmingham.
  • Unlock Local Teams in Sunderland, Cardiff, Rotherham, and Hull
  • New Unlock resources for website.
  • The necessary resources to pursue networking oportunities and develop mutually beneficial relationships/partnerships with other urban mission agencies.