Posts by Alison Stedman

News from the Kellings

Joel and Fiona write: Since we last wrote to you we have had our share of wonder and encouragement as well as frustration and exhaustion, with the emergence of ‘Omicron’ and our oft-repeated but still surprising complaint of the incredible cold of winter in Jordan! Read the newsletter

Foodbank Easter Collection

Brecon Food Bank have specified items they suggest for the Easter donation. I am suggesting that homegroups collect the items between them and make up the complete bag ready to be taken before Easter. Brecon Food Bank Lent Appeal As usual at Easter each year, the folk of St Edmund’s Church are invited to donate suitable items to the Food Bank. This chart lists the items that are needed. Home groups are invited to collect the items between their people… [Continue Reading]

Brecon Food Bank

Brecon Foodbank opened in July 2014. Since then we have given out 2701 food parcels. We have fed 6056 people, comprising 3801 adults and 2255 children. We have been given 80543.22kg food & toiletries and have given out 76996.97kg food & toiletries. In 2020 we gave out 716 food parcels. We fed 1850 people, comprising 1044 adults and 806 children. We were given 26263.55kg food & toiletries and gave out 25048.95kg food & toiletries. This was an increase of 331… [Continue Reading]

Brecon Foodbank Christmas 2021

The food bank is looking for additional items for Christmas for those most in need. Christmassy savoury snacks Savoury crackers Chutney Tinned ham Gravy granules Christmas cake Christmas pudding Mince pies Christmas biscuits Shortbread Christmas chocolates/sweets Hot chocolate Soft drinks Please, NO Christmas crackers! Please ensure use by dates are after Christmas, and remember we cannot use outdated, fresh or refrigerated items, or alcohol. If you wish to donate any of these Christmas items to the Food Bank, please leave… [Continue Reading]

Haiti Earthquake

On Saturday 14 August, a deadly earthquake struck Haiti. At the time of writing, more than a thousand people have died, and homes, schools and other vital infrastructure have been severely damaged. The situation is desperate. Marc Antoine, who leads Tearfund’s work in Haiti, shares with us how Tearfund is responding to the disaster: If you wish to donate to Tearfund’s appeal for help for Haiti after the devastating earthquake, please consider donating online through the Tearfund website. There will also… [Continue Reading]

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.