“The greater the difficulty to be overcome, the more will it be seen to the glory of God how much can be done by prayer and faith.” George Müller
Bristol is a city whose history rarely sinks far below the surface. Sometimes this history is painful, like the remnants of the slave-trade and landmarks of political unrest. But equally, Bristol has a rich history of great people of God such as John Wesley. Whether good or bad, we are continually reminded of that which has gone before us.
At Hope Bristol 2018, we are thankful for the legacy of a great Bristolian, George Müller (well, adopted Bristolian anyway!) Through prayer and faithful obedience, George housed 10,000 orphans across Bristol. Now, 150 years on, The George Müller Charitable Trust continues to support the poorest and most vulnerable people across the world with the same dependence upon faithful prayer.
We long to share in Müllers’ long history of prayer as we plan for next summer. George himself said, ‘If you walk with Him, and look to Him, and expect from Him, he will never fail you.’ So, as part of our partnership with Müllers we are hoping that all involved in Hope Bristol 2018 can walk with God, look to God, expect God to move through the mission, and trust that he will never fail us.
We are also thankful that we can partner with Müllers’ in their care for the last, the least and the lost. Hope Bristol 2018 has always been more than just a five-day event. We want to see this as another chapter in the story of Christians stepping up to tackle injustice and poverty across Bristol, just as George Müller did 150 years ago.
So, as we look forward to next April, let us also look back with thankfulness for George Müller and his obedient trust, the George Müller Charitable Trust and their care for those in need, and the power of prayer to transform lives.
Click here for more information about The George Müller Charitable Trust