The crazy season

The crazy season is just about to begin here at Emmaus, and we can use your prayers.

We’re all familiar with this season; we usually call it summer.

A furniture store in Tottenham, London, explodes after it was set on fire during the first night of rioting. Riots spread across England during the worst unrest seen in Britain for decades. Twenty-six Police Officers and many civilians were injured on the first night of violence in Tottenham which erupted after a protest over the fatal shooting by police of Mark Duggan.  The violence spread to other cities across England with many more being injured and 5 killed, shops were looted and buildings burnt down. Social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Blackberry Messenger were used to organise the unrest.Summer is when everything generally goes nuts for our guys. Temperatures increase. Tempers flair more easily. All kinds of activities both legal and not-so-legal heat up on the streets. There is more temptation for our guys to cope with, and much more instability for them to navigate. It’s also easier for our guys to deal with effects of poor decisions they make, such as losing their housing or relapsing.

We’re already starting to see the effects. Several of our guys have relapsed this month. This is a cycle we see every year. Please pray for us and especially our guys during this time, that the power of the Holy Spirit will come in and renew us and allow us to live in a way that is pleasing to him.

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