Roger and Rosemary Gray
Roger and Rosemary Gray have been friends of our congregation for many years now. Although now based in Yorkshire, Roger was previously involved in street evangelism in Drumchapel and preached in our church on different occasions.
The Mission is over 100 years old and began in Australia and came to Britain in 1968. We use a visual aid – sketchboard (paints) to attract people.
Our Motto – “Presenting Christ by all means everywhere”.
… On the Streets
… In the Schools
… In the Market
… Through the local Community
… Homes for Elderly
… In the Parks
… Prison / Ships
… Summer Fairs, Camps, Holiday Clubs, Festivals and Gala Days
… Training and Equipping Christians to be witnesses
… Making the message live!
We have been with OAC for over 25 years. After being based in Glasgow for 31 years we felt God leading us to move to a new location. After praying for over a year we handed over most of the work in Scotland to volunteers who are continuing the open airs and schools work.
27th March 2009 we moved to Bridlington, East Yorkshire in order to establish a new Branch of OAC in Yorkshire.
Commenced in Bridlington April 2009 with volunteers from a number of different Churches. These take place each Friday (March to October) from 12.30-1.30pm. The team meet 12.15 for prayer and report back after the open airs. During the summer months open airs take place down by the harbour just below McDonalds.
Great opportunity to share Bible Stories in 27 Primary Schools and 2 Secondary Schools each term.
Many of the children we reach don’t attend Church or Sunday School. We are often the first contact they have with the Christian message.
Opportunities to preach at a number of Churches in Bridlington has been encouraging. We are praying for more Churches to open up for Sunday and midweek meetings not only in Bridlington but further afield in Yorkshire.
We are involved in the Saturday Market with the Harbourside Church who have a stall from 9am-4pm and operates on a rota basis.
From time to time questionnaires on the doors are done so that we can find out who and what the needs are in the local area.
“Cards For All Occasions” and “Stitching Cards” are two craft groups which Rosemary has commenced in our home on Wednesday mornings – they run alternate Wednesdays. This is a great way of getting to know people in the local community.
Roger has joined the local Tennis Club, and Rosemary the University of the Third Age and Swimming – this is a good way to get to know folk as well as “keep fit!”
For more information please see our website: www.oacyorkshire.org.uk