It’s spring, the weather is improving, and it’s the start of Holy Week and Easter – a time for celebration, new beginnings and the season of hope. The roll out of the UK’s national vaccination programme has been phenomenal and, God willing, on 21 June 2021 the many restrictions on our freedoms will finally be lifted. We have a lot to look forward to and to be thankful for!
In this issue, we interview American gospel singer CeCe Winans, who has won 12 Grammy Awards and 23 GMA Dove Awards. We also interview Dr R David Muir – the first Black man to be appointed Head of Whitelands College, one of the oldest higher educational colleges in the UK.
We feature the Tottenham Food Hub, a multi award-winning project of the Gospel Temple Apostolic Church, and Step Back, a drama about youth violence to warn young people of the life-altering repercussions of knife crime. The film has had over 500,000 views online, and has been endorsed by the Metropolitan Police.
We look at life for Christian women turning 50 – Ageing, Living Life Large and Faith; a crowdfunding lockdown project; faith-driven entrepreneurship; the Rise of the African churches; being ‘locked down, but not out’; gospel music lessons learnt during lockdown, and a feature called ‘Women, The Future is Female’.
Read about Prime Minister Boris Johnson visiting The Tabernacle in Lewisham; the newly launched Black Church Domestic Abuse Forum, and the Restoration Convalescence Project that is restoring lives during the pandemic. Have you heard about vision boarding? It is an effective way to successfully move forward. We have articles about the work of Mercy Ships, Mission Aviation Fellowship, The Leprosy Mission, France Mission… plus much more! Enjoy!