2012 Games - we can do it!
Thank you for all the passing on of news, posting on websites, your replies and general encouragement for the Jubilee weekend and 2012 Games. Below is todays report of lots of stats to illustrate amazing things planned across the nation - you have been part of this.
And now, we are almost there!
Personally I am looking forward to joining the Coptic Orthodox team join the Salvation Army give out water at St Pancras station, and helping with email enquiries to the many people we expect to visit www.christinaity.org.uk.
At CTE, our office at CTE is on standby as a venue where the Salvation Army teams in London can store water.
And it is not too late to encourage churches with the following top 5 suggestions:
1) Register what is already planned on the More than Gold website
2) Encourage bells to ring on 27th July www.allthebells.com
3) Have special Sunday themes - especially for the values of the Paralympics:
4) Engage in service - especially if organised by local community or sports group that are asking for volunteers
5) Join in the wave of prayer for the light to shine, everyone to be safe, headlines to be positive, the Olympic Values to be owned by all, the Paralympic Games to be highlighted more, for the Golden Rule to be applied.
Some statistics to encourage you
- The Athlete Family Homestay programme now has 263 host applications registered making almost 700 beds available
- The Festival Team's Paralympic Festival at Stoke Mandeville on Opening Night has Channel 4 covering it
- Our interactive map now has about 350 events registered and is great fun to explore - link
- Games Pastors heard they will be welcome at all London mainline stations and have 300 Games Pastors registered - including 40 in the past week
- Inspire have released a nice piece on our Creative Arts programme using our press release - Link
- Applications for Mission Team members closed with us having 2,445 mission team members applying, including CAPA and sport teams
- 75,000 resources from our resources catalogue have been sold including 50,000 mini mags
- Over 150 registered Youth Café 2012 have been registered of which more than 40 are in London
- Christian Enquiry Agency receiving enquiries through www.christianity.org.uk after 500k cards given away
- 500k cups of water to be given away by the Salvation Army teams
- Thousands of events all over the country and around the world celebrating the values of the 2012 Games.
Be encouraged - and be blessed as we encourage others