Posts by Alison Stedman

Posts by Alison Stedman

April Newsletter from the Kellings

Please keep the people of Jordan in your prayers, as they desperately attempt to get the coronavirus spread under control while there is both less access and more resistance to vaccination than in the UK. Read the newsletter.

Easter Foodbank

A message from the Brecon Foodbank: We are planning to give Easter eggs and cakes to our clients in the week before Easter, so donations of these would be welcome but we need them by the previous Friday please, that’s March 26th. Any extras will be give out after the Easter holiday. You can also donate food items as usual. The latest list of needs is on the foodbank website. Please put any donations in the box in Crickhowell News… [Continue Reading]

Brecon Foodbank at Christmas

At Christmas time, and this year especially, the needs are greater than ever. This is the current list of items needed as soon as possible and definitely before December 18th. The collection point is Crickhowell News. There is also a Gift Tree system in Brecon, whereby one can find a gift tag, look at what is written on it and purchase it, handing it in to collection points in Brecon. Washing DetergentTinned MeatTinned Peas And CarrotsCustardRice PuddingTinned FruitSponge PuddingsJamTinned Pulses… [Continue Reading]

Harvest Donations

We have received this note from Brecon Foodbank Thank you so much for your very generous harvest donation to Brecon Foodbank this year.  We greatly appreciate this, especially in view of current constraints making it harder for you to organise such a collection this year.  Thank you again and very best wishes to you all from The Brecon Foodbank Team

Kellings Newsletter

We’ve received an update from our CMS mission partners Joel and Fiona Kelling; Nora is now 4 months old and looking very happy! Find out more about their ongoing work in Jordan in their latest newsletter.

Tearfund Big Quiz Night

Saturday 14 November at 7pm. We join churches all across the UK in taking a quiz as an annual fundraising effort for Tearfund’s work with the poor of the world. We invite teams of 6 persons, to choose a team name and send £5 each person to the JustGiving page St Catwg’s Ministry Area. Donations are welcome from those who may wish to support the fund. Please tell Alison Stedman the team members and team name by 7 November. The… [Continue Reading]

Harvest collection for Brecon Food Bank

An amazing amount of over £1,300 was collected by St Edmund’s Church as their Harvest giving last Sunday. Thank you to all who contributed so generously! In case there are still some people wishing to add their donation the fund will be kept open until Friday 8 October. Envelopes marked Brecon Food Bank can be dropped into Glan y Dwr until Friday. Cheques made payable to Brecon Food Bank please. Gift Aid adds another 25% so please consider doing that…. [Continue Reading]

Tearfund Christmas Cards

A message from Tearfund about Christmas cards … already! It’s that time of year again – time to stock up on Tearfund Christmas cards! Since you’ve generously helped promote Tearfund’s cards and gifts, we wanted to let you know that our new designs for Christmas 2020 are now available. Unfortunately, due to coronavirus and the risk of multiple people handling the cards, we are unable to supply sample packs this year. We also won’t be sending out a card catalogue,… [Continue Reading]

Lebanon one week on: broken glass, broken system, broken hearts

It has been just over a week since the terrible explosion in Beirut. Mission partners Audrey and Colin Gibson tell us from the ground: “Of course, there is still much to be done and people are still deeply affected. The faces of many of our friends and colleagues are etched with deep sadness and despondency, but lurking beneath is also a real anger and frustration. “One young work colleague, injured and bleeding from facial injuries received as she was driving near… [Continue Reading]

News from Jordan

Dear All, We getting in touch to share some really wonderful news with you. Nora Ruth Kelling was born at 23:38 on Saturday night, 6th June 2020, weighing 3.84kg (8lb 7oz) and 54cm long. This meant she came out into the world on the day that lockdown ended here in Jordan, and on the eve of Eastern Pentecost (which all churches in Jordan celebrate together), which seems apt! Both Nora and Fiona are doing well after an initial bout of… [Continue Reading]

Locust Invasion

News from Tearfund A new wave of crop-eating locusts is devastating East Africa, just as communities brace themselves for an increase of coronavirus cases. At the start of 2020, Ethiopia and Somalia faced the biggest invasion of the insects in 25 years – and the worst in Kenya and Uganda for 70 years.  They also reached parts of South Sudan, where millions of people are already suffering from severe food shortages amid conflict and political instability. The latest plague could… [Continue Reading]

Reasons to be Thankful

An update from Tearfund In the middle of this pandemic, it can be hard not to dwell on feelings of fear and anxiety – at times I certainly have. But I want to share with you three reasons why I’m feeling incredibly thankful. I hope they will encourage you, as they have me, during this time. Our global team is providing a truly global response to help tackle this pandemic Tearfund is present in more than 50 countries and we… [Continue Reading]