Bev Docherty, “who passed out of church at 11 and has learnt more in the past six months at the Bridge than she has ever done in her past ## years!”
How long have you been involved at the Bridge?
We have been coming along to the Bridge since August 2008. We came to support our son and daughter after they had been to the Reckless holiday club. Someone mentioned at the badminton club run by the Bridge that they were running the ‘Bridge Olympics’ on the following Sunday. We came along, had a great time, lots of fun and games and have been coming ever since. We wanted to know more and what it was all about.
Why do you come?
I love that the Bridge is so ‘chilled out’. There is no falseness about it all, no pomp and ceremony. It is easy to understand what is said and talked about, it makes sense to me. We have just been looking at the fruits of the Spirit and it has been so practical and earthy and I have really been able to connect with it. The presentations make use of PowerPoint slides, songs, films, DVD’s, You tube clips and songs, and it is all put across in way that I can understand and make sense of.
The people are so lovely and friendly too. They have made us feel very welcome and ‘at home’.
What do you get out of coming to the Bridge?
I have felt like someone has turned the lights on at Wembley stadium. In the past I have been trying to find my way around with a torch and not doing that well. Now the lights at Wembley are on 70 to 80%. I had remembered that Jesus had said he was the light, Tim showed me where that was in John’s gospel and it has had such an impact on me. I have been reading Tom Wright’s “John,…for everyone” I have found it really helpful. I am now doing an Alpha course too. It is brilliant.