We connected. We were inspired. We celebrated!
On Saturday 9 March, over 500 people gathered in Bradford for our Jars of Clay Volunteer Summit 2013. We spoke to countless people through the day who believe that God has specifically put the persecuted church on their hearts at this time.
"The best worship ever," was the comment from one delegate to the inspiring Noel Robinson band who have the gift of bringing together different types of worship music and making it accessible to all, enabling Christians from different cultural backgrounds to unite in praise and worship.
Susanne Geske whose husband, Tilmann was murdered in 2007, amazed many as she spoke with quiet dignity and courage about the challenges facing Christians in Turkey. Tijs’ account of the hardships facing displaced families throughout Syria was very moving whilst Paul Estabrooks inspired many to believe the impossible can be made possible as he recounted the story of Project Pearl in which one million Bibles were delivered to China in a single night in the days before they were available.
"I am so thrilled with the response from delegates" said Nina Kelly, National Prayer Coordinator. "Around 350 of the delegates attended the seminars on prayer showing what a high priority it is for our supporters."
"It was such an amazing and inspirational day, I really learnt a lot and will be sharing it all with my church. Thank you for all your hard work and for making it such an awesome experience." - Julie
"Wow, what a brilliant day. Thank you so very much to all the speakers and organisers. So glad I came." - Richard
"First one I have been to, and so glad I came. Excited, inspired and challenged, thanks to all involved!" - Kirsty