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“Our latest Alpha course has not only seen people give their lives to Jesus, but several guests have been healed too!”

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Our latest Alpha course has not only seen people give their lives to Jesus, but several guests have been healed too!

From the outset of this term's course, we've been thrilled to see so many people join us from all kinds of backgrounds to learn about the Christian faith.

Our evening of free curry with stories of changed lives at the start of October saw more people sign up to the course than we'd had before. Twenty-five people have come regularly, and we've seen several make first-time commitments to God.

Alpha finished on Thursday with a session on: 'Does God heal today?'. The sessions usually include a short talk from Santino on a particular element of the gospel, then plenty of discussion time within small groups. On this occasion, San told stories about healing, including that one man on the course had himself been healed during a Sunday evening meeting and another Alpha guest was healed on the Holy Spirit day. When San and the team prayed for people on the back of these stories, guests shared of neck 'unstiffened', arms healed and more!

We've really enjoyed seeing people grow in their understanding of what it means to know and follow Jesus. Santino Hamberis, who has led the course, said: "For me, the privilege has been seeing people discover that there is a God, and seeing their lives changed. Particularly on the Holy Spirit Day, there were so many different emotions, and so many different experiences that were had, I think that was a real highlight.

"This has probably been one of the best Alphas we've run since I've been involved with it. Just seeing God naturally working in people's lives, from people in their sixties to people in their teens on a journey of discovery, it's been awesome.

"It's almost been effortless, in many ways. When Jesus says he just does what he sees the Father doing, it's been a little bit like that, effortless, just seeing that this is what God's doing, and getting behind it."

Most of our Alpha guests were keen for the course to continue, so we will now be running 'Alpha Plus' – an extra three sessions – in December.

Some of those on the course who have given their lives to Jesus are getting baptised this Sunday (30 November), so if you've been to Alpha or are interested in hearing stories of changed lives, come along at 10am on Sunday!

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