We first introduced Operation Andrew prayer cards during the Passion for Life mission a couple of years ago. The idea is very simple. You take a card (we gave out a lot at last Sunday’s services and there will be plenty available today) and write four names of people you know who are not-yet Christians and commit to pray for them regularly, diligently and intentionally. Intentionally means that, as you pray, you will think of ways of gently introducing them to Jesus—through church events, social occasions, family meals, any imaginative way of deepening relationships and building trust and friendship.
Why Operation Andrew? We read in John 1:40-42 that ‘Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him ‘We have found the Messiah (that is, the Christ). And he brought him to Jesus.’
What a wonderful example Andrew sets us! Please take the Operation Andrew Cards and use them in your daily Quiet Times for prayer—nothing much will happen unless we pray—for our friends, family, neighbours, work colleagues.
Last Sunday, a team from All Saints delivered copies of Luke’s gospel to all the residents of the new Limes development in Lindfield. This was an initiative of Bob Priestley who personalised these free gifts with a special book cover and message. This is meant to be a pilot to see if we can do different areas of the village each year, coupled with prayer and witness at Christmas and other special occasions. Thank you, Bob for this great idea.