In May the Christian Resource Centre in Eastbourne experienced an amazing answer to prayer. After two years, scaffolding was being removed from the building two doors down.
No warning, no notice, barriers up across the pavement and pedestrians directed across the road away from the shop. Footfall was seriously down. Hearing the news from a volunteer in the shop, manager Sandie Clark says, “Oh, Lord, please can we have customers...!” Within an hour the shop is full of customers, two in highviz jackets, many with white sticks and dark glasses.. It’s a group from Torch Trust, visiting Eastbourne for the day...! They loved our gifts, bought CD’s, audio books, cards, crosses and children’s books.
The leader also bought about 15 Hannah Dunnett prints, and several of her cards, as they had just decorated six rooms, and needed wall art...!
Our day’s takings were up eight-fold on the previous day...Hallelujah - and the folks were thrilled with the resources. We will invite them back.
Then the leader says “Do you think we could have some of your material in our reception area...?” “Of course”, says Sandie, and within a week CRC had established an account in the Holiday Centre. Now that is a REAL answer to prayer!
July 31st, 2015 - Posted & Written by Together Magazine