Cath Horne, Pioneer Minister with the South West Baptist Association, led the Porthleven Food Festival Angels team. Here is Cath's report from the weekend:
We had a team of 22 people overall with 10 folks on each shift at either 12-6pm or 6pm-1am aged from 18-80. We had some great opportunities to talk to people as well as to pray with people including one of the traders who had spilt boiling fat on his leg who let us pray with him, and others who had various medical or life issues. As the evenings went on we were able to help those who had got into a mess and because we were located in the bus stop were able to make hot drinks for and chat with hundreds of people each night. We were also able to bless the security and other teams with hot drinks and sweets throughout the night giving us great opportunities to chat and share.
The Mayor came to personally thank us and I am meeting with him this week to talk about how the festival can be even better at helping people. Stall holders, local shops and the local people were so grateful to the team and showed us lots of love and are desperate for us to come back again next year. I was interviewed for local radio and able to talk about what we were doing and why. Our presence changed the atmosphere and God was able to work in ways that were seen and unseen. It was such a privilege to be part of God at work – the whole team were amazing and we loved it!