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Date: 13 Apr 2021

Time: 7:30 pm

Region: National

Venue: Virtual

CVM Big Takeaway

You and your men’s group are invited to join us for a BIG TAKEAWAY.

Grab some food, sit back, and take in some great talks from our team of speakers from the comfort and safety of your own home

 

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  • Takeaway meal of your choice
  • Usual banter with Beechy & Blackers
  • Join with men from across the UK
  • Four short talks from:
    • Emma Heath - Partnership Director, The Recovery Course
    • Megan Morris - Nurse, Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital near Bangor, North Wales
    • Ian McDowall - Head of Tough Talk
    • Gareth Thompson - GT Ministries
  • An informative and engaging evening!

 

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Guest Speakers

Emma Heath: Rescued to Rescuer

Emma lives in Bournemouth with her cats and enjoys the sunshine, Thai Boxing and watching Rugby! As a person with her own recovery story, she is passionate about bringing hope and healing to people who are trapped in addiction and compulsive habits. Emma is the founder of a national Christian charity helping churches to run addiction work and believes that a culture of addressing addiction is possible!

 

 

Ian McDowall: Rescued from Darkness

Ian began working as a nightclub bouncer at the age of 18 and by the time he was 24 violence and anger had taken over his life. All the time he was getting more involved in crime and the taking of anabolic steroids. He lived for his obsession: bodybuilding but the drugs were destroying his health. His heart was becoming cold and hard as stone. After a serious fight at a club one night, he pleaded with God to change him. At that moment, love filled his heart and he was born-again by the power of God’s Spirit and he is no longer filled with hatred. He is the founder of Tough Talk and he travels with the Tough Talk team sharing his faith in Jesus Christ and the love of God.

 

Megan Morris: Miracles Still Happen

Megan was born and raised in North Wales in a Christian household, and went to church every Sunday. By the time she was 17 she had made her mind up that Christianity was boring - that it was all about following rules and God was boring. A few weeks after coming to this conclusion, she had a horrific car accident and subsequently lost 7 weeks where she doesn’t remember anything due to head injuries and being in a coma. The doctors didn’t expect her to survive given the multiple complications she had and prepared her family that even if she somehow survived, she “wouldn’t be the same Meg” she was before due to brain damage. People all over the world prayed for her healing.

God intervened miraculously in so many ways and slowly but surely Megan gained consciousness. She spent over 8 months in hospital in total at Stoke-on-Trent and even doctors are calling her recovery a ‘miracle’. In 2019 she completed her nursing degree at Southampton, married Siôn and came back to North Wales where she now works in A&E.

 

Gareth Thompson: Rescued to Rescue Others

Gaz is a Husband, Father and a working class Bradford lad, who is best known as 'Gareth Angel', one of the UK's few Christian Professional Wrestlers.

He is also Ambassador for the First Man Standing campaign with Restored and spent 7 years working with Christians Against Poverty, both in their head office developing content for their volunteer team of speakers, and served for 5 years on the frontline running a CAP Centre, helping others out of debt and into work. In 2018, he featured in 'The Debt Saviours' a BBC 2 Documentary on the charity. Gaz is also Founder and Director of GT Ministries, an evangelistic pro wrestling ministry. Which in 2019 shared the Gospel with hundreds across the UK.



Partnerships

  • Hope
  • Global Adventure
  • Care
  • Restored
  • New Wine
  • Who Let The Dads Out?
  • Sorted
  • Armed Forces Christian Union
  • Naked Truth Prayer
  • Compassion
  • Covenant Eyes
  • Faith within Fitness
  • Christian Golf Society
  • Mercy Ships
  • Frontiers
  • Engage
  • Mission Direct
  • Christian Police Association
  • The Message Trust