Whilst we have to be discreet, we thought visitors to our website might like to hear a bit more about what we do and some example scenarios from situations we have dealt with:
- In one busy varied Saturday shift in June, we had to protect a contaminated area in the precinct where someone had spilt litres of corrosive chemical over a 15m wide area; alerted the CCTV to a rowdy group of young people moving down the High Street; got an incapable young lady, abandoned by her friends safely into a taxi home; diffused a confrontation outside a local pub with chocolate and water, avoiding further injury and arrests; found a drunk female ejected from a nightclub, prevented her from falling off the promenade and half-carried her home for over a mile; and looked after a very poorly young man whilst we waited for an ambulance to arrive. Never a dull moment!
But ask any of our TPs and the things that most inspire them are the gentle words and quiet divine encounters we have with lost and emotional people, late at night, often at their lowest ebb, where the warmth of our presence with them at that particular moment, and the Holy Spirit channelled through us, can open doors and become a new beginning in their lives. It is as much the big incidents we deal with as the tiny little things we do that make it all worth while. Shaking the hand of someone who you found alone, crying and upset who you leave smiling and so grateful to have met you is a real privilege.