We are currently collecting donations from the list below for Care 4 Calais which we will be taking over to Calais around February 14th 2018.
There are currently around 1,000 refugees in Calais and Dunkirk sleeping rough; another 500 refugees in Brussels; and over 1,500 in Paris. These migrants have no access to even basic sanitation and may not have changed their clothes in weeks, leading to skin disease and similar problems.
Don has made a short video about the urgent needs of the refugees.
Please help if you are able to. Lets help keep these people warm this winter!
One of the women from our new intake of tailoring students.
This is Epifanie in the red shirt, she began working as a prostitute in 2008. She came to Rwanda from south province Gitarama after loosing her parents.
Now she joins us in this new session.
The current room the women use to lean in is very small, Please pray with us as we seek a way forward with this problem.
RSVP are currently helping to develop a small community in Kobwin, the area in Uganda where our water harvesting well situated.
Work has started on setting up a small farm. It will be run by young people in the area. They will learn and develop new skills, and it will provide employment for them too.
Please pray for this exciting new venture!
Our very wonderful friend & supporter Rebecca Carter is taking part in the Great East Swim at Alton Water, Suffolk on 20th June 2015.
She will be taking part in the 1 mile sponsored swim to raise money for RSVP.
To sponsor Rebecca, please text RSVP01 followed by the amount you wish to sponsor (for example ‘RSVP01 £5’) to 70070.
Your support will both encourage Rebecca, AND help people in real need in the UK and Africa.
Alison set up Breakout Bible School five years ago to invest in leaders/pastors through training and relationship across Africa. Since that time we have held training weeks in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. Leaders travel from Congo, Tanzania and Burundi to attend the training.
Having just returned from Rwanda Alison was able to interview some of the leaders and ask how the School is helping their ministries. Pastor Frost has a Church near the airport. He explained how the training had opened his eyes to see the needs in his area and he has started two new outreaches one being reaching out to women in prostitution and the other reaching out to street boys through developing a football outreach. The main initiative is to teach them how to fight the disease of Aids.
Many of the boys have now come into a normal life and have started looking for jobs and are getting married. Their lives have been changed and the Church has changed from maintaining people into missionally impacting the area. Alison intends to visit these projects on her next visit to Rwanda.
Alison Fenning has a vision to equip leaders around the world who will go on to equip others for the works they are called to’ connecting with the lost, preaching the gospel, making disciples and helping the poor.
Alison and Richard have collected Christmas food hampers this week. Stowmarket and Area Foodbank have generously donated these hampers. We will be distributing these next week to some of the vulnerable women that Alison has ministered to for many years through our Chaplaincy project that meets and cares for women involved in the sex industry.
Christmas is often the loneliest time of year when you have battled with addiction and the dark places that can lead you into. Many have children but don’t have access to them and with all the media hype about a perfect family Christmas this can lead to deep sadness and despair. So it is wonderful that we are able to visit next week and take a gift to bless the women and pray with them.
Thank you so much to the foodbank for your generous help and all of the people who have donated food.