Welcome to 2020! As we look back on 2019 we want to say a massive thank you to every single person within the CNI Network family. Together we have become world-changers for communities and people as we give of who we are to invest in others. Our prayer and vision of #MakingCityStreetsLikeNewAgain becomes a reality each and every weekend and we are privileged to be able to support, resource, equip and celebrate all that happens!
As we look back over 2019 we have seen some of our local projects develop the work they do to meet other local needs as well as those who have stopped working due to a change in the night-time economy of the local area. We have seen 2 of our coordinators honored with a British Empire Medal - Andy Burns and Pip Moscropp. CNI Network produced a Lent Prayer Guide and to help equip people in 2020 a 30days Prayer and Action Guide. We responded to the increase in attempted suicides in several areas where our projects run with Loved images and messages. We have celebrated with several local projects in milestone years and joined teams on patrol. CNI Network and our local projects have featured in local, regional and national media helping tell our and God's story to a wide audience. We supported several church communities in Yorkshire with 'Jesus Loves Yorkshire' branding during the Tour de Yorkshire. We increased the number of Festival Angels teams from six to sixteen with CNI Network either running or supporting teams at music festival events - we see that Festivals are the biggest mission field of today! Our CEO Paul spoke to many groups about our work encouraging people to support and volunteer - Paul and Jean also spoke at several church gatherings in America. #FaithAndPoliceTogether held a conference with over 90 Police from across the UK attending to develop ways they work with faith communities. We supported Purple Flag month and heard that Boro Angels heard back from a young man who was alive because of intervention from the team in June.
This is a snapshot of all that CNI Network and its family of local projects get up to!
We wish you a great 2020 that is filled with purpose and enlarged vision as we seek to demonstrate God's Kingdom as a reality for people and communities.
God bless, Paul and Jean - CNI Network.