The United Kingdom is a very strategic region with regards to reaching the world. According to Joshua Project, there are 8% evangelical Christians. However, pastors in the UK that the CCP team has been in contact with say that is an incredibly generous estimate. In reality, a better estimate would be less than 1% evangelical Christian.
The United Kingdom is strategic because it is seen to serve as a gateway into many other places in the world, such as the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia.
What will we be doing all summer?
The CCP team will be spending the majority of their time on two college campuses in Sheffield: The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. Between the two schools there are over 60,000 college students. They will be spending time meeting with students through various activities. They are praying that God will use this time to build relationships and open doors to share the gospel with students from places such as India, Oman, China, and others.
Only God can change hearts but we, as His children, can pray. Here are a few initial prayer requests from the team:
1) That God would be working in England right now and softening students’ hearts to the gospel.
2) We fly out on the 28th! Please pray for our safety in travel and for good rest when we get there to be energized to start meeting students.
Start praying that God would do big things in the U.K. this summer and beyond.