This year’s BCM interns have been with the Mission for three months. Here they talk about how it’s all been.
Hi. My name is Alec Petson (pictured above). I came to BCM soon after I became a Christian because I knew from God’s word that I should be helping the poor and needy. I spent a couple of hours searching the city centre for any organisation supporting the homeless. Without success. I was about to leave when I saw someone preaching the gospel from a stand. It was Jonathan Hackett from BCM.
I went over and got talking to Anna Maria and I volunteered to work at the Care Centre. I would also meet up with Jon to talk more about Jesus. I started the internship in September.
The first three months were eye-opening, as regards the Bible teaching and all BCM’s good work. I had to get used to talking to strangers about my beliefs, which was hard, but after praying for confidence it got easier and now I enjoy it. I also met lots of other Christians who helped strengthen my relationship with God.
For the past month of lockdown we haven’t been able to do street evangelism. We have been getting stuck in with the ToyLink project, which is hard work but also enjoyable and encouraging because Christmas presents will be distributed to children in unprivileged families, e.g. with single parents; refugees. I was brought up in a single parent home myself and understand their struggles at this time of year. BCM are very thankful for donations and for volunteers who help to wrap. Thank you for your prayers, and please pray for energy, strength and wisdom for me and everyone in BCM at this busy time.
My name is William King and I chose to come to BCM as an intern because I knew it would take me far out of my comfort zone and would grow my faith and reliance on the Lord and help me become more like Christ.
That has been my prayer from the start. I have been here less than a term, but that prayer is already being answered. Through doing street evangelism and local outreach, I have learnt to rely on God and have a greater love for the gospel. I have seen the power of the Word of God and that has been such a blessing.
Along the way there have been a lot of challenges. As someone who is reasonably shy, talking to people on the street about Jesus still is a very intimidating challenge. I have also found myself quite lonely due to the Covid restrictions. I would be very grateful for your prayers as I continue with my internship, giving thanks for the work God is doing in my life through my time with BCM but also asking for courage in sharing the gospel and a knowledge of the Lord’s presence with me.
Hi all. My name is Nathanael Scott-Perry and I am studying Applied Theology at Moorlands Bible College. The emphasis is on practice as well as theory, so I am on placement with BCM for three years.
The first three months have been up and down with Covid-19. However it already has been a time of learning, progress and discovery. I was surprised by the amazing dedication and faithfulness to the Lord that I found in those in the ministry here. BCM truly is a wonderful opening.
The ToyLink project is something that both my wife and I have been a part of and we are honoured to be a part of such a worthwhile project.
Prayer-wise, thank God for his faithfulness to us. Pray for continued health and strength; for wisdom and joy for my wife and me as we adjust to a new season here in Birmingham; for her job and my studies, that we would use our time wisely.