Chris­tian shoul­ders armed with hugs

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

A group of Chris­tians have been hand­ing out free hugs in Ash­ford town cen­tre.

Mem­bers of East­gate, in Gravesend, are learn­ing Su­per­nat­u­ral Min­istry and fol­low­ing the Euro­pean School of Su­per­nat­u­ral Life.

One part of their stud­ies is to travel around the county em­brac­ing strangers and “spread­ing some joy.”

They were dis­pens­ing hugs out­side the Cen­tre­piece Church in Bank Street last Thurs­day.

One hug­ger, San­dra Bird, ex­plained: “It is about wish­ing peo­ple a good day. Some­times we end up pray­ing for peo­ple who want to be prayed for but we’re just hop­ing to spread some love.”

The group were in­vited by the Ash­ford Chris­tian Fel­low­ship Church and in just half an hour hugged at least 15 peo­ple.

San­dra added: “Hug­ging is amaz­ing and the ben­e­fits are enor­mous. We’ve had peo­ple of all ages want­ing hugs, from school­boys to the el­derly. It’s a pow­er­ful way to spread joy.”

Mem­bers of the East­gate church group hand­ing out free hugs

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