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2008 Jersey

Liberation Prayer Walk

A photo of the team on the final day at Liberation Square in St. Helier:

Click here to download a copy of the Jersey Prayer Diary (PDF file).
Click on the play button below to view a photographic presentation of the Jersey Prayer Walk:

Here is the original text describing the walk:

"When we started to plan this Prayer Walk, we had no idea that within days, Jersey would be making headline news in the national papers. After the remains of a child were found, in what is now a Youth operation is now in place, looking into allegations of child abuse that date back many years. It is thought that remains of more children may be found in the cellars of the building, which used to be a children’s home.  Over 160 adults, some now in their forties, have come forward with stories of dreadful abuse and torture that make you weep.

Needless to say, this has sent shockwaves across the Island and has made us feel that it is confirmation of God’s time for things that are hidden to come to light and for truth to be told.

This is not the first time that we have been in a situation that matches headline news and it will be a privilege to be able to join with our brothers and sisters in Jersey and to support them in prayer.

We have tried to trace the history of the Youth Hostel, particularly as some of our prayer partners have asked if there was any Nazi

activity there during WW2.  At this point in time, we don’t know.  The house is not marked on the official occupation map, and it may be that there are issues which go back long before that - it was built in 1867 as a Work Institution for the poor.  During the occupation by the Nazi’s it was used as a signal station, but we have discovered that it was still run as a boys’ home, during that time.  We hope to find out more, when we go to the Island, and will certainly pray as close to the building as possible."

John and Yvonne Pressdee



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