As the country clapped for key workers, one organisation wondered how they might continue to bless them in the foreseeable future.
Lee Abbey is a Christian community in Devon that has welcomed guests for more than 74 years – to join in inspiring worship, prayer and teaching.
‘Whether it’s as part of an individually-guided retreat, a “walk and talk” or a family-themed break, the lives of guests and community have been transformed as they encounter God,’ explained Lee Abbey’s Grant Forrest. ‘Like many places, we have pivoted and adapted to the changes 2020 has brought, but we remain true to our vision of seeing the Church renewed, lives transformed and people encountering God.’
The challenge of offering the ministry of hospitality with a smaller community needed some creative thinking, which led Lee Abbey into identifying a unique opportunity to bless key workers.
‘Their contribution to the wellbeing of the country has been hugely significant in recent months,’ explained Grant. ‘Many are now feeling the need to rest, retreat and be refreshed so we’re delighted to open two additional self-catering properties on our estate, specifically for them, at just £60 per night. Recognising our response is faith based, we go forward in faith, believing others too will want to be part of this initiative.’
Lee Abbey’s bursary fund will make this possible.
‘We’re looking for supporters to help us raise the £23640 needed,’ said Grant. ‘Could you help bless a key worker?’
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