Our projects worker Brian shares an update on how he is getting on working with people at Wishaw. 

It is disheartening when individuals are quick to label others as lost causes, devoid of hope. Yet, it becomes truly heartbreaking when individuals view themselves through this lens, seeing no hope for their own lives. Over the past few months, I have been fortunate to be a part of the team at the Wishaw drop-in café and recovery group. During this time, I have conversed and spent time with individuals who had long surrendered hope for a better life, believing that positive change was attainable only for others, but not for themselves.

*J struggles with addiction issues and would distance himself from engaging with us, thinking the hope we spoke of was for others and not for him.

However, a remarkable transformation has taken place. 

*J now actively engages in conversations at the drop-in café and eagerly participates in the recovery group discussions. He reflects on the topics discussed in previous sessions and eagerly anticipates upcoming discussions. His newfound enthusiasm and participation offer hope for a positive change in his life direction. This has been so encouraging to see. While we pray that this marks the beginning of a transformative journey for J, it also serves as a poignant reminder that hope is always present. Even when individuals have lost hope in themselves, Christ’s hope endures, and so does ours.”

Please cover those we work with in Wishaw in prayer, as well as *J as he continues his journey with us and that he stays connected and engaged with the group.