Posts by Alison Stedman

Posts by Alison Stedman

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]

Tearfund Response

This message was received from Tearfund and outlines their response to the current coronavirus crisis. To slow the spread of the virus and limit its impact on people living in poverty, we have launched crucial resources to help our teams, church partners and networks to support communities. They contain lifesaving health advice, as well as ways to help people stay calm. These resources have already been translated into four widely spoken languages – with plans for more – and are… [Continue Reading]

Spring Harvest 2017 – One for All

Early April 2017: Butlins at Minehead, Somerset, was bathed in sunshine for the beginning of the annual gathering of Christians across the denominations and the country, known as Spring Harvest. Started in the 1970s, this event still attracts thousands of people who worship together, study the Bible together and relish being challenged by many relevant topics on the Christian life. Talks and seminars are built around a theme each year, this year it was about unity, ‘One for All’. As… [Continue Reading]