Mary writes: “Locally we have 20 members of whom about 12 are most active in one role or another. The branch also has about 65 Friends of Gideons who share a common interest in this work of the Lord and support us with their prayers and gifts.
A few members focus on the schools’ work trying to visit the 25 schools in our area each year. Some, however, are becoming closed to us. Once a month we go to all school gates praying that God’s will may be done among both the students and staff for His glory.
A new and exciting initiative is to partner with like-minded Christian groups. Step has developed a unique opportunity to enter schools and we have been grateful to pass out Youth Testaments (YTs) as the youngsters go into their study sessions. Since volunteering in Step we have passed out 344 YTs to young people who might not have had the chance to receive them. I enjoy volunteering with Step because it’s a laugh and a half. The other key area for us in Mid Herts is to support Young Life with YTs as they work with Christian Unions, a weekly Youth Club and occasional camps.”
Both Step and GideonsUK have thoroughly enjoyed working together to see God’s word being accessed by more young people. We look forward to all that the next academic year will bring.
Please do also join us on Wednesday 17th July at 7.30 to celebrate the year with a light buffet, worship and stories from the year at Forest Town Church, Lyon Way, AL4 0LB. Please invite others to come, whether that's family, friends, homegroups or anyone else who might be interested in hearing more about the work of Step.
GideonsUK are Christians who share a common passion for the lost by bringing God’s own word to them.
Locally their focus is from the M1 to the A10, taking in the towns of Harpenden, St Albans, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Potters Bar, Hertford, Hoddesdon and Broxbourne. Mary is a member of GideonsUK and has recently started volunteering at Step too. She is a keen competitor and excellent at quickly forming relationships with young people. This year she has been involved in well over 30 activities in schools.