We are delighted to have the latest update from DOC:-
I write to thank you for your prayers for the Outreach Centre and specifically for coming to pray with us.
This month we will have been open for two and a half years.
In that time we have helped over
100 people into accommodation; helped over 70 into employment; enrolled
six into long term Christian Rehabilitation Centres for severe addiction
problems; given Mental Health support to
over 100 people; located four people who were listed, by Police, as
missing and reunited 17, previously estranged, families.
We have lost count of how many cups of tea we have made, letters we have written for people, or forms we have helped to fill in!
Oh yes, and three Winter Night Shelters.
we do not open our doors without first seeking the Lord’s guidance and
help, nor close them without giving Him the praise for anything we see
achieved, it is clear that
all the glory goes to our Father for these things. Your prayer support has been invaluable.
will know already that He has now given us a new challenge and we have
recently (today - as I type this) taken over the lease of the old
Seafarer’s Mission building on Snargate
Street. We will relocate the Outreach Centre there as soon as the building is ready to do so (we estimate late May, but that
is only an estimate.)
own, Dover Outreach Enterprise, have already moved in and have begun
clearing the area ready for redecoration (and some internal alterations
to suit our needs)
who knows the building will be aware that it has two distinct ‘halves’
and one of those is accommodation complete with residents, so we have
taken them on as well.
you can see this is a BIG, new, slightly scary, project but we are
clear that the Lord has chosen this building because Noel and I walked
the current Centre, room by room, praising
God for all He had given and describing (in quite minute detail) those
things we would ask of a new Centre.
Every last ounce of it is in place. ALL that we prayed for is there.
Praise His Name!
pray for us as we go forward, that we continue to hear from the Lord,
that He will move in ahead of us and take over the new building, that
His Name will be glorified in
all that happens there, and that He will be as blessed by it as we are.
We have re-named the building in His Honour. It will be called Victory House.
you for all the support you have given us to get us to this point. As
soon as we have a place to plug a kettle in we will be inviting you to
come and see the
building and to share your thoughts. Meanwhile please be assured of
our prayers for you and your church.
Love & blessings,Vee Bentley
Dover Outreach Centre
103 Maison Dieu Road
Dover CT16 1RU