Mark 6:31 Project
“Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, He said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31 NIV
Have you ever read a portion of scripture and it literally jumps off the page and straight into your heart? This happened to Rev Amanda with Mark 6:31 in the summer of 2023.
Rev Amanda was in a season of prayer and fasting when the Lord spoke to her about this project. God revealed His loving Father heart for His labourers, He wants them to rest with Him and in Him. Over a few months, the mechanism to fulfil this vision slowly unravelled. This is a huge leap of faith, but there is no denying the invitation of Jesus – “come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest”
There is nothing the devil loves more than a tired Christian, they are easy prey for stress, anxiety and chaos. We know that those who are called to serve in ministry spend countless hours doing for Jesus and not enough time being with Jesus. This was the case with the disciples, they had been working tirelessly, the Bible says they were coming and going with no time to eat, then Jesus offers them a wonderful invitation. It is still the same today, many workers for the Lord are not eating well and resting with Jesus.
Our vision is simple – we want to help active disciples to honour the invitation from Jesus to come away with Him and rest. We will provide financial support to those in continuous service to the Lord to go away with Jesus to a Christian retreat centre for 3-7 days. In exceptional cases, international retreats may be considered.
We are launching this project in February/March 2024. Our aim is to sponsor at least one person each month on a Christ focused retreat.
– You must be a person in active Christian Ministry : Church or ministry leader, a worker in continuous service for the Lord or in a Christ centred organisation.
Applications will open in January 2024 and each application will be prayerfully considered.
Greater weighting will be given to those who are recognised and recommended by their Church, Ministry or Religious Organisations.
There are numerous retreat centres in the UK, we have found this list on the website quite useful.
SUPPORT THE PROJECT
A project like this will come at great financial cost. We believe it is God’s desire to bring rest to His saints. If God puts it on your heart to support this vision, please kindly give generously towards this project and reference your giving as Mark 6:31