Christians Against Poverty

Sheridan PengellyCircuit News

Jesus had a lot to say about supporting the poor and disadvantaged – probably more than on any other topic. He told a story about using our own gifts to help others. You can read it here. One Sunday in October every church in the Circuit heard the story and learned about the work of Christians Against Poverty. Everyone was offered a crisp £10 note and challenged to use their talents to make it grow. People used their talents as artists, needle workers, cooks and in many other ways. Some worked together as a team and ran bring and buy stalls, cooked breakfasts and held coffee mornings. At a Circuit Service the money raised so far was returned and exceeded expectations. £1300 was given out and was transformed into over £6000 (money is still coming in) to help pay for a support worker in this area. As Christians, we believe that we are God’s hands, feet, eyes and ears in the world. Christians Against Poverty are on a mission to release thousands of families from grinding poverty through award winning debt counseling and community groups. By equipping and empowering local churches to reach out on their doorsteps, they are bringing hope to over 21,500 families every year. Churches Together have committed to employing a CAP advisor who will offer support and practical help to families in the Liskeard and Looe area and this money will help transform the lives of people in the area.