London GO mission
Join us for the next London GO mission:
23-27 April 2019
Contact Gareth Hides for more information
In April 2017, whilst enjoying a McFlurry after an outreach with the Hungarian team who were with us at the time, I had an idea: What would it look like if we preached the Gospel at every place on the London Monopoly Board? Fast forward one year, to April 2018, in partnership with Open Air Campaigners, we saw the vision become a reality. Two teams, Team Top Hat and Team Race Car, headed out each day from our base at a church in Stratford (St. John’s). People at every place (all 26 properties!!) on the Monopoly board heard the Gospel over the course of the five-day mission. (Gareth Hides)
On Friday evening, the teams headed to the smallest road on the Monopoly board: Vine Street. It’s effectively a back alley behind Piccadilly Circus. The team planned to do the outreach just off Vine Street, where it links to Regent Street. As some of the team were going through the alley to see Vine Street and take a picture, though there was no one around, three young French guys, Regis, Felix, and Yohan, walked past and a team member engaged them with one of the Chance/Community Chest Gospel flyers. It turned out that Yohan was a Christian, and though the other two weren’t, they were open to hearing the Gospel message, and spoke with some of the team for almost an hour. They weren’t ready to make a commitment to Christ but received prayer and took a French Jesus Film DVD each. It’s amazing how God brought people along to hear the Gospel on one of the quietest streets of London, at one of the quietest times of day!