Runcorn Life 18 March 2014 update

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undefined‘Runcorn Life' mission events have been taking place each Sunday this March in the conference centre of the Heath Business Park. Bishop Keith opened the series of transformational life stories with a talk about suffering in the world and why that DOESN'T disprove the Christian faith.

Darrell Tunningley – a minister at Hope Corner Community Church, Runcorn – was interviewed about his remarkable life story at the first meeting held on Sunday 2 March.

Darrel, a Yorkshireman, came to faith while serving time in prison for armed robbery. The unfailing love of a retired nun spoke to him of God’s eternal love. Through an Alpha course in the prison Darrell leaned about the power of discipleship and prayer.

Darrell has written about his experiences in ‘Unreachable’ – a book that tells of his escape from a life of drugs and violence.

More than 200 people were at the conference centre for the first of the events to hear Darrell's testimony.

On Sunday 16 March the guest speaker was Peter Gladwin (pictured above being interviewed by Darrell). Some 270 people were at the event.

When Peter was a small child a house fire left him horribly scarred and partially disabled. The third of nine children, he was raised on a tough council estate in Halifax. Peter was always in trouble with the police, in and out of care homes, spending his time on the streets. Then he was stabbed and effectively lost the use of his right arm.

For years Peter took refuge in gambling, drinking and drugs. This road to destruction was stopped by an encounter with Christ. Peter started on a new, sometimes difficult, path. He eventually became a Probation Service officer and put his own life on a positive track.Today Peter is a full-time published author and evangelist.

And on Sunday 30 March the speaker will be Gee Walker, mum of the murdered Liverpool teenager Anthony Walker, and founder of the Anthony Walker Foundation.

Below ... faith music live at Runcorn Life!