We have a lot to be grateful for – Thank You!
Amidst the traumas and the trials, the challenges and the chaos, the difficulties and the distractions; amidst it all, we have a lot to be grateful for – Thank You!
The challenges remain; but we remain resolute, determined and obedient to God’s calling upon us. Yes, despite the difficulties, despite the challenges and the obstacles, despite the – let’s face it – opposition; we truly believe that this is God’s calling upon our lives –
“TO MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE’S LIVES, AND IN THE COMMUNITY YOU LIVE, BY GIVING ‘A LITTLE BIT OF HOPE!’ TO THOSE IN NEED.”
Of course, we want to do more! Yes, we want more challenges, more difficulties, and more obstacles! Because we know that the future won’t be any more plain sailing than the past. But there will be – as there has been already – successes along the way. There will be those little, tiny, small milestones, that can so easily pass us by. For those, we are grateful. Here are a few of the people we have been able to help over the last few months:
- Thank You for helping to contribute towards a replacement laptop for a lady who relies on it for online banking and shopping, due to her poor mobility. It has made such a difference in her life, and has helped renew and restore her faith.
- Thank You for helping to contribute towards a fridge freezer for a father of two, moving into a new flat after being made homeless. His business failed earlier in the year, and he found himself literally penniless. We are also grateful for the two leather sofas that was donated. He is extremely grateful, and now able to start getting his life back together.
- Without your support, we would not have been able to respond to the call from Social Services, who had an elderly housebound lady that needed help to complete important claim forms. That call came into the local church, and we just happened to be sitting in the office when the call came.
We need your help more than ever!
A lot of people doing a little is far better than a few people doing a lot.
But we need your help more and more – or, put another way, we need more of you to help! A lot of people doing a little is far better than a few people doing a lot. Because there is only so much any one person can do. It’s far better to share the load, spread the load, and ask others to help alongside.
So perhaps one of the best ways, and often the easiest ways, to help is by sharing the load. Please will you consider sharing our work with your family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances – and ask them to do the same?! One of our main projects at the moment is the development of a new crowdfunding platform online. This is ideal for all community groups, social enterprises and charities – including Christian organisations and projects – to help them raise funding.
We are starting off with a crowdfunding campaign of our own, in order to get it established. Please help share the campaign as widely as you possibly can. As we write, there are only 20 days left, and still a long way to go! Thank You so much!
Thank You for taking the time to read all this! Thank You for your prayers, your help, your support and your encouragement. We are unable to thank everyone personally, and there are many who support us “behind the scenes” – some we are aware of, others we are unaware of who you are – Thank You all.
If you know of anyone who may be interested in joining us as a trustee, please could you let us know? We do still need a small number of people who are willing to take up this mantle. There are exciting times ahead, and we need a few more people to take the journey with us – it may be a leap of faith still – but it will be exciting!
Thank You once again. Love and Blessings.