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Community and desserts!

By Sean Wood and Kenzie Stromatt Laura, an international student from East Asia currently studying in London, only made the decision to start following Jesus on 6 February this year despite having never met any Christians during her time in London. A few weeks ago, she was scrolling through Instagram when she suddenly came across the Agapé UK Students London team Instagram account

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Olivia and Katy’s Online Lockdown Journey

By Sean Wood Olivia used to find talking about her faith with others challenging. She explained, “When I’ve been to talks and seminars focussed on evangelism in the past, I often felt pretty daunted and overwhelmed at the Great Commission [Jesus’ final words to His followers in Matthew 28:18-20] to go and talk to everyone about Jesus.” In her mind,

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Friendships and faith

By Larry Platner I entered the student café and had a look around for someone who might be interested in answering my spiritual survey. As usual I was nervous and fighting back the dread of being rebuffed and failing. I spotted one student sitting on his own and approached him. After introducing myself and explaining my purpose he agreed to

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Faith conversations

By Agapé UK Staff – collated by Jerry Varghese I asked a few of our staff members if they had any stories about connecting with people and talking about their faith with others during 2020-2021 (the season of lockdowns). Here is what they said: Friendship with my neighbour Over the past year, I have developed a friendship with my neighbour, Ron

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Discipleship – what is ‘success’?

By Jack Barraclough I want my work to be successful. I want the things I spend time and energy on to have a positive impact on the world. But when we are devoting our time and energy to investing in other people’s lives with good news about Jesus, it is really difficult to measure success. Usually when I measure something

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When all is stripped away

By Nicole Barnard I wonder if you’ve ever been brave enough to swing from a trapeze or do a skydive? Personally, I couldn’t think of anything worse; I’m a risk-adverse control-freak, and yet metaphorically speaking I’ve done both in the last ten years. First, I left a secure yet stressful and ultimately demoralising job in academia with a steady income.

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