Open Air: Rain Stops Play

Indeed, it often does. But since we’re serious, and not playing at Open Airs, we prefer to keep going, whatever the weather. And so it was that last Wednesday we got another good soaking, along with our equipment, which spent several hours afterwards drying out on the radiators.

It’s true that the rain results in fewer folk wanting to talk to us for any length of time - but, as Stephen’s recollections indicate, it doesn’t rule out worthwhile conversations.

A man asked for a Bible. However, I don't know anything about him.

A couple asked for directions to the library - a question I could actually answer!

I eventually had a long conversation with a young woman dressed all in black. When I first noticed her, she appeared distressed. She wouldn't accept a tract and didn't want to talk but said she was ok. Perhaps 5 or 10 minutes later she came over to talk to me. She told me she was 27 but wouldn't tell me her name. Her distress was caused by a fall out with her boyfriend but I will spare the details except to say that she was now living in a women's refuge. She accepted a Real Hope tract and a Real Jesus booklet. I think I have met her before but can't be sure.

We were also pleased to see our friend Solomon again. It was a pleasure to watch him in action, getting through the contents of a tract envelope in about a quarter of the time that it usually takes me. It’s just a pity that he had to rush off at the end, and could not join us for refreshments.

Brendan and Peter were also busy as per usual over by the shops, where there is always a steady stream of passersby. Brendan spent time with a homeless man who was both wet and sickly in appearance.

I’m sorry that I don’t have time to review the GoPro video in order to give you a more detailed account - I’m working against the clock at the moment, and then it’s the school run and an hour of child minding, and then preparation for events coming up later this week.

Nevertheless, we will be in the usual place next Wednesday, God willing, at 12.30pm. Please pray, if you feel so led, for the folk mentioned above; and if you would like to join us - come rain, come shine - you will be very welcome.

Every blessing!