By Peter Wooding, European Bureau Chief for the ASSIST News Service
STOKE-ON-TRENT, UK (ANS – June 23, 2016) — As the UK votes today on its future in Europe, a group of men from very different walks of life are launching a powerful movement to ignite purpose and passion in men from across the United Kingdom.
“We Are Men United” is set to be a significant national gathering of Christian men at Stoke City Football Club on May 27, 2017, and featuring boxer Nigel Benn, former professional footballer Linvoy Primus, US evangelist Andrew Palau, Martin Smith, Paul Scanlon, Robin Mark, Noel Robinson and many more.
“As the nation is divided over the EU referendum, we believe it’s more important than ever to unite the Christian men of this country to lead, to serve and use their God-given authority for good,” explains Simon Paul Edwards from Walk Ministries.
Simon, who is one of the key people behind the vision of “We Are Men United” added: “I believe this day is not just a one off event, but it will birth a powerful movement that will change the spiritual atmosphere in this nation. We want to see men come together to be all we are meant to be in the eyes of our God, and run the race that has been marked out for us.”
As part of the launch of “We Are Men United” a very powerful video (https://youtu.be/xlfuhE0Z9Ng) is being released today, which features the following declaration from four men from very different walks of life.
They include former boxer Nigel Benn, who said: “Some men have great stories, great dreams, great courage. Others refuse to stay on the side lines, to stay down, or stay silent. And there are those with amazing faith who believe the best is yet to come. Who are those men? We are and we believe you are too. On May 27, 2017, ‘We Are Men United’ will take place here at Stoke City Football Club.
“We’ll be gathering together and equipping a nation of men to live for the glory of God. To live like men of incredible hope, amazing strength and fearless faith. To live like the men we were made to be. We’ll bring men from all walks of life into this stadium to lift the name of Jesus high. We’ll do that shoulder to shoulder in unity, knowing that God will pour out his spirit and move among us in powerful ways.
“‘We Are Men United’ is a dream on our hearts and a moment that will birth a movement. We invite you to come and join us. Do not miss this amazing opportunity.”
To find out more go to: www.wearemenunited.co.uk
Photo captions: 1) Some of the “We Are Men United” team at the Stoke City FC’s ground. Left to right: Tim Innes, Paul Lloyd, Anthony Bostock and Nigel Benn.2) Preview ad for the event. 3) Boxing champion, Nigel Benn. 4) Peter Wooding filming in London, England.
About the writer: Peter Wooding, the younger son of Dan and Norma Wooding, is an award-winning radio, TV, and print journalist and media consultant under the name of Peter Wooding Productions (www.peterwoodingproductions.com). Having previously spent 10 years as news editor with UCB Radio in the UK, he has travelled extensively reporting from countries including Greece, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, South Sudan, the Philippines, Uganda, South Korea, Zambia, Gambia, Mozambique, Croatia, Israel and India. He now reports regularly for ASSIST News Service, Samaritan’s Purse, Leading The Way, Christian Concern and Transform Europe Now! Peterand wife Sharon live in North Wales, UK with their three daughters, Sarah, Anna and Abigail. To contact Peter for a consultation, please go to: email@example.com at or tel. +44 7500 903067.
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