We continue to live most of the time on the Kennet and Avon between Bath and Devizes as Continuous Cruisers, which keeps us moving both on the boat and along the towpath, keeping our feet on the ground (but in a boating sense!).
Litania had a busy summer with children from Aspire Academy, when each class spends several sessions on board developing boating skills while we and their teachers aim to keep the 'Man Overboard' exercise merely theoretical! They certainly liven up the waterways!
There were also groups from Mencap, Weston Strollers and the Life Project among others, and we've been grateful to have had help from Peter and Graham for some of them.
The monthly Café Club for the use of the Julian House charity as an outreach facility is continuing, though sadly without Lin, who is very much missed. Andy & Sue have entrusted us with pouring the teas and coffees as they've moved on.
We've been thinking about using Litania as a prayer space, so saw Justin Welby's 'Thy Kingdom Come' initiative, calling us to pray for our friends, as an opportunity to start. So with Graham's help we moved all our boats to Bath, put a sign outside and made some different areas inside and opened up every afternoon/evening, moving along the canal to several locations. Our first visitor arrived before we'd opened up or arranged the inside! Sshe was passing, saw the Canal Ministries logos on the boats and asked for prayer! So that was an encouragement. And we would like to make praying on board for God's blessing on the canal something we do regularly and available for other towpath users to make use of.
The message of history is that when the people pray, God shows up. Unexpectedly. Dramatically.And with limitless power to bless and to heal and to recover the lost.
In His Name
Rob and Trish Munday
Canal Ministries - sharing God's Love on the Inland Waterways.