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My hope for 2012

We asked Christian leaders, including some of the Alliance's leadership team, what they are hoping for in 2012. Here's what they said...

Steve CliffordThat all over the country the Church in all of its diverse expressions finds fresh faith and courage to respond to these days of amazing opportunity. Steve Clifford, general director, Evangelical Alliance

Krish KandiahThat we will see a new level of unity for mission spread across the country through Gather that Roger Sutton our unity ambassador is developing. I continue to be amazed by the stories of what Christians from across the evangelical spectrum are doing together to bring hope and help to their communities. Krish Kandiah, executive director: churches for mission, Evangelical Alliance

Peter LynasTo see God shake Northern Ireland up by pouring out His Spirit on this land leading to spiritual, political and social transformation. Peter Lynas, Northern Ireland national director, Evangelical Alliance

David WillsonAlongside promotion for Leeds United, my hope is to see thousands of churches letting their light shine through the 2012 Games. And so experience the excitement of reaching their community and providing a wonderful welcome to international visitors in the name of Jesus. David Willson, chief executive, More Than Gold

Elfed GoddingTo see Welsh Christian leaders collaborate in planting new churches across our land and to watch Wales win the Rugby Six Nations Championship! Elfed Godding, Wales national director, Evangelical Alliance

Carl BeechIn 2012 I want to laugh with my family more than this year (and we laugh a lot), see more people come to faith, celebrate West Ham's promotion to the premiership, see CVM impact more lives and churches than last year, encourage men to stand up and make their faith count more than ever, find my six-pack and cycle up a mountain or two again... Carl Beech, general director, Christian Vision for Men

Dave LandrumThat people across the UK become aware of the huge significance of proposals by liberal elites to re-define marriage - and that it will be successfully resisted. Dave Landrum, director of advocacy, Evangelical Alliance

Kate Colemanincreasing numbers of transformational leaders to be developed, inspired and valued by the local church as they serve God in the marketplace, community and church. Kate Coleman, founder and director of Next Leadership

Fran BeckettThat Restore (Peckham), the church I've led since it started nearly 10 years ago, as I stand down from leadership at the end of January transitions well into the next stage of our journey with God and continues to be a place of hope and new beginnings for those who love God but aren't so sure about the Church. Fran Beckett, consultant, Anthony Collins Solicitors

Elizabeth HunterThat the public concern with the moral basis of our society, demonstrated by the 'What would Jesus do?' sign at the Occupy camp, would continue and deepen. Elizabeth Hunter, director, Theos, the public theology think-tank

Fred DrummondTo see the Church in the UK continue to grow in passion for Jesus and confidence in the transforming power of the gospel. I would also like to see Scotland win the Six Nations Championship. Fred Drummond, Scotland national director, Evangelical Alliance

Manoj RaithathaTo see the lifetransforming message of the gospel take on a greater significance in our lives, so that we the Church are motivated to give our lives completely to the sharing of the gospel so that others may come to the knowledge and love of Christ. Manoj Raithatha, national co-ordinator, South Asian Forum

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