Our Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre has been running now since October 2014. We have seen people set free from crippling debt, seen lives changed and continue to work with many more individuals and families who are some way along in their journeys.
Our Debt Centre is highly regarded by many of the civic and charitable institutions in the City that help our clients in complementary and supporting activities. But there is so much more we could do.
When it launched, the work was funded mostly by a single generous donation, which will have paid the operating costs for the first 2 years. We hope to continue with the success of the Centre beyond its second anniversary and also to increase the breadth of people that it can serve, but this can be achieved only through prayer, time and financial commitment.
On Sunday 5th June, we will be holding a gift day, believing God for the provision of £50,000. This money will be set aside for 2 years’ Debt Centre running costs and also for us to start partnering with Compassion (a world-wide, church-based children’s sponsorship programme, which many in Hope Church already support) and to support the ongoing work of Commission through a gift at Westpoint (our annual gathering of the Commission family of churches).
So let’s seek God for how we can personally support, whether through prayer, volunteering our time or giving financially. Let’s see lives changed as the kingdom of God is built.