Community Projects we’re involved in
Here are a few examples of community projects that we have been involved in over the years.
Foodbank is an amazing charity with over 420 local outlets that work in partnerships with churches and communities across the UK. We are proud to say that we support the local Foodbank in each of our congregations.
The UK may be one of the richest countries in the world, but according to various studies, over 13 million of it’s people live below the poverty line. Foodbank states on its website:
Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Trussell Trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK. In 2013-14 foodbanks fed 913,138 people nationwide. Of those helped, 330,205 were children.
The bible calls us to support those in need. Isaiah 58 says: ““Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?”
Twice a year we have a week of fasting and prayer in which we encourage everyone in our congregations to seek Jesus in prayer. During that time we often collect the food we don’t eat (because we’re fasting!) and donate it to the foodbank.
THE IKHETHELO CHILDREN'S VILLAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA
We support this vital work in rural South Africa, which is led by Graeme and Tami Wright who started their ministry journey as interns here at Every Nation London many years ago, and have gone on to lead this significant transformation mission. See details here https://www.ikhethelo.