On Sunday 15th March around 95 folk gathered in Emmanuel for the Honesty Over Silence Tour, their last performance of the current tour.
We were very fortunate the event went ahead in light of the current Covid19 situation.
Five police officers traveled over from Lancashire to listen to Patrick Regan speak. They had heard him previously at a police convention and felt the need to come and hear more – what a testimony of the power in his sharing.
Many local people attended not knowing really what to expect. Now that's what I term 'having faith'.
The musical part of the evening was enjoyable with Joanne Hogg explaining the inspiration behind each piece she performed some of which were her own song writing. She was accompanied by Tashi a young musician who was excellent on her violin.
Patrick was engaging and inspirational in his speaking sharing his family life and own experiences relating them to everyday situations we all encounter.
The evening finished with the opportunity of writing down some anxiety you had been holding which could be released to the cross.
The full event was live streamed on the Emmanuel Methodist Church and Kintsugi Facebook pages. It was watched live by over 2000 people including some watching it in the USA, Mexico, Jamaica and Sweden. It is still available to be watched on both these Facebook pages.
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with gold, silver or platinum. It treats the breakage and repair as part of the history of the object, rather than something to disguise.
This form of repairing was related to us as people that its OK to have hurt and damage, and when we repair these hurts are our scars,but they are beautiful as they form who we are as people.