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Serving the very first customer - 4th October, 1988

Putting up the new shop sign

Then there was the fire in the Fish and Chip shop next door which caused quite a lot of damage there but was extinguished before it could cause any serious damage to the shop.

God was there at the beginning, was there during all the work to open the shop (and has been with us through all the ups and downs of the last years), and is still watching over the work of “Lighthouse”, the successor of  “New Creation”.  Praise and thanks be to God our Father, our Lord Jesus Christ and to the Power of the Holy Spirit.           Amen.

Not only did a lot of hard work go into getting everything ready for the opening on 4th October, 1988, a lot of hard praying was also going on as each problem was encountered and overcome.

Right from the opening, it has been used as was originally envisaged and a constant stream of customers have flowed through its doors.

Several years later, “New Creation” was registered as a charity and a board of trustees was set up.  They are responsible to the Charity Commissioners to ensure that the shop is financially viable and keeps to the ministry for which it was set up

Even so, things have not always run smoothly.  There was a period when, due to a change in the lease owner, it looked like “New Creation” may have to find new premises.  But in the end they were able to stay put for another 15 years..

In the Beginning .... (part 2)

23 October, 2019

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