Taking New Ground

In Links International we believe in partnership. We are in it together to connect people, confront poverty and create potential. One of our longstanding and faithful partners over the years has been the Ground Level Network of Churches founded by Stuart and Irene Bell.

This year was the 40th anniversary of the One Event, which is the Ground Level Network’s annual gathering of churches at the Lincolnshire Showground. The event usually takes place over four days and is packed full of anointed teaching from God’s Word and powerful times of worship. It has been a huge privilege for us in Links to be able to take part in this great event each year whether providing workshops, teaching or engaging with the hundreds of individuals coming through and talking to us on the Links' stand in the charity Expo. We always come away from the event hugely blessed, inspired and grateful to have been able to share with the crowds in the big top the work that they have helped facilitate through their generosity and partnership with Links.

This year, due to the pandemic and restrictions, the event was a little different and took place over one action-packed day with thousands gathered in the open air to worship God and to celebrate all God has done through the Ground Level Network over the last 40 years and to look forward to the next exciting chapter. It was such an honour to be able to share from both the stand and the stage, updating on what Links has been doing, thank the crowds for joining with us in our Links' Summer Appeal and also to speak prophetically into the next chapter of the Ground Level story.

We are very excited for Ground Level as they transition into this next season and want to take this opportunity to honour Stuart and Irene for the wonderful way that they have been, and will continue to be, such a Father and Mother in the faith to so many.

Thank you for every prayer, every gift, every sacrifice and every encouraging word you have spoken over us! We love you Ground Level. Thank you for being such an integral part of the Links Family!

Joe Gisbey