Rev Hayley’s – Cardboard Testimony

Amazing video from Rev Hayley at Hayling Island Baptist Church, forĀ the story behind was covered by The Huffington Post:

A British pastor took the brave step of telling her congregation that she was HIV-positive — and got what she called a “humbling” response from her loving flock.

Rev. Hayley Young, a 28-year-old minister at Hayling Island Baptist Church, told HuffPost she contracted HIV during an attack. It was a shock for her, but she believed that God would give her the strength to deal with it. When her body started showing side-effects from the drugs she was using, her members started asking questions. She said it would have been too “emotional” to tell her church members face to face, so she decided to do it on YouTube.

“I decided to tell the church that I was HIV positive because I tell people every day to be proud of who they are and that God loves them just the way they are – so I had to practise what I preached,” Young told HuffPost in an email.

Read the rest over at The Huffington Post.

For a bit more information, try reading up this piece about misconceptions people have about HIV.

8 Signs You Go To Church In Devon

Here in Devon, there is an annual show called The Devon County Show. This is a celebration of all that is great about Devon, and the people who live here.

To join in with fun, here are 7 signs that you go to a Church in Devon.

You understand the relationship between Hay bales and seating.

HayBale

You go to Church in The Big City.

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You’ve attended AMAZING Youth Group Events at Crealy Park!

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Someone in Church is a farmer.

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Someone you know has been baptised in the sea.

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It doesn’t always look this nice

You know someone, who knows someone, who has beenĀ involved with the Churches Together Tent at The Devon County Show.

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Yes, It has a really big cross.

The Church car park looks something like this.

Car-Park

Your Church has hosted a Barn Dance

 

Any other tell tale signs?