Free Hugs in Grays High Street

Free Hugs 5The Firestarters team have been at it again!

The team were out in force on Saturday 15 April 2017. Made of people from across a number of Christian expressions in the Grays area, the monthly outreach team has added Free Hugs to their monthly 'spiritual readings' outreach in Grays Market.

Why free hugs?

Because when a believer hugs another person, in faith, something of the love of Jesus, the kingdom and heaven is released - blessing, healing, transformation.

And lots of smiles.

Even people who don't want a hug, smile when offered.

Being Easter, the team offered folk a Happy Easter and God's blessings over them. There was a constant stream of people wanting free hugs over a period of three hours.

Meanwhiile, other team members handed out free Easter chocolates and gave 'spiritual readings' - words of encouragement from God for people chosing from a selction of images one that seems relevant right now, or a picture to which they are drawn for some reason. Literature was handed out when appropriate.

Scientific fact! A few hugs a day will...

  • boost immunity
  • increase oxytocin levels
  • reduce blood pressure
  • lower stress levels

In the photos are:

  • Jan Blakey, who is doing the School of Supernatural Life at Eastgate Church in Gravesend
  • Pastor Sam Ajetunmobi of New Covenant Church, Grays
  • Helen from France, who is also doing the School of Supernatural Life, and who is currently staying in Thurrock
  • Tim Harrold of Transformation Thurrock
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Tim Harrold, 15/04/2017

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