4And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.....

I could go through most of the Book of Genesis, but I don’t need to. After the whole creation was done, there was man and woman on the earth. Jumping forwards to about 2000 years ago, a man known as Jesus, was executed on a Cross, by expert executioners. Two days later, he returned from the dead, and talked with several his friends and did a few things, before going off again. One thing he said to his Friends was this:

Mark 16 (KJV)

 15And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Or as I put it as “Go tell the world about the bible.”

This command is still being followed today. One group that does this is The Message Trust, based in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, England. They originally started as a Schools Dance act, under the name of The World Wide Message Tribe. The Dance act had to swap new members in every so often, for various reasons. After a while the Dance act needed a little help, The Message Trust was made to help.

The Message Trust organised a city wide outreach in 2000, they held a big fortnight-long event, in August 2000. I was invited to attend, as a Guest. I was surprised that a member of the local church was attending, unlike me, she was a Volunteer. We managed to meet up with her after the event. She told me that there were lots of out reach events, some are shorter, others are longer and most are based somewhere than my nearest city.

New Years 2001, I decided I’d do something that I had not before. There were several things I hadn’t done, so it was a safe News year’s resolution. Spread the word well was one thing I hadn’t done. I wanted to attend an event as a Volunteer, over the summer. I had a few restrictions, I was 17, while I had a Pass Port, I didn’t want to overseas, and finally the price has to be less than £250. The Price and the location helped each other.

Whist I didn’t have a clue to start, I knew someone who did. My youth leader knew where to start, and had the ability to even to follow up. Most Youth leaders and/or Vicars, depending on the church usually subscribe to several magazines, journals and directories to help them do their work. For me they used a book like a Telephone Directory, with Schools and events in them. The internet and search engines such as Google and Yahoo! where not used much in 2001.

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