These projects have various relationships with Grassroots. Prayer Everywhere is a central part of our work. Grassroots raises money for all the others so those funds come under the Grassroots ‘umbrella’ for accounting and gift aid purposes. They also receive funds from other sources and have their own management teams and legal status, either in the UK or in the nation where they operate.
Grassroots director Hugo Anson is passionate about prayer. He often uses the simple visual aid of a Red Rope as he travels the world teaching people ways of praying and what Jesus can do for them. With 30 years of experience in prayer walking, chaplaincy and advocacy, he writes about his current adventures with the Holy Spirit on the Prayer Everywhere blog. Has rope, can travel. Get in contact if you’d like to know more.
The Living Room, Tenerife
Inspired by the example of Jesus, the team at The Living Room have been making relationships with people from the club scene in Las Americas since 2003. In 2014 Grassroots sold the centre to Tenerife Family Church who had always worked closely with us from the start.
The centre is a neutral and welcoming space for club and bar workers to meet and hang out during the day, but can also signpost people to:
- opportunities for work
- drug or alcohol rehab projects.
In addition to this, at night the team head out to the club areas to meet with local reps and workers seeking to develop quality relationships, offer care, assistance and connect people with Christian friends, church and God.
There are many truly amazing stories of lives completely changed.
Hope and Song for Freedom
Hope and Song for Freedom has been working to support women in prison and in areas of poverty around Lima, Peru since 2006.
Hope and Song for Freedom Exists to:
- support women in prison both practically and spiritually. Many of these women were falsely accused of the crimes that led them to prison during the regime of president Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000).
- provide secure, temporary accommodation to newly released women
- reach out to the children of these women and many others in the poorer communities in and around Lima by helping practically and sharing the Gospel with them.
This is challenging work but with the support of remarkable local women there have been many successes and terrific testimonies of help and change.
You can find out more about Hope and Song for Freedom on their website.