Jesus set an example of loving and serving others. We believe that it’s our responsibility and privilege to do as He did. So we are engaging some of the great causes of our day – using our resources to make a lasting difference. We are working for measurable change among the oppressed, locally and globally.
Do not worry, but in all things pray!
We have set up a social enterprise called Better Futures for Gamblers. The purpose is to enable the church to help people with gambling addictions.
We have a lot of fun in the cooking sessions and we do a lot of experiments which rely on the adventurous nature of our cooks.
For over a year now we have had the great pleasure of taking a Sunday morning service at Milford House Care Home.
"Excuse me, is your name Laura? It is? Well Laura, it might sound strange but I'm on a sort of treasure hunt and I think you're my treasure!"
I became a member of Salisbury Street Pastors 3 years ago after a conversation with the a friend of mine who had been very involved in setting up Salisbury Street Pastors.
We support Andrew & Lucy Amukowa who are working in Kenya with widows and orphans. The project they run is called RUSH (Reaching the Unreached through Self Help). Their work is based in Kakamega, Western Province. Their vision is to take the love of Jesus to those who are alone. What that looks like is feeding the hungry, healing the sick, free schooling for orphans, practical help for widows, building a family around those who have no family and sharing the love of Jesus with those who have never expereinced it before. We have a blog with the latest news from Kakamega…
It was amazing to see people celebrate someone else's blessing so wholeheartedly!
This is RUSH's vision playing out - helping people to help themselves.
Whoever uses this ambulance will not only receive medical attention on the way to hospital, but they will be prayed for too.
Andrew is a friend of mine who was told some years ago that unless he had major surgery to remove a tumor he would die. We prayed that God would heal him, and the morning of the operation the surgeon decided to re-run all the tests.
We have a theory that the more pairs of shoes you own, the more comfortably off you are. So we invited members of Salisbury Vineyard Church to donate a sum of money (they got to decide how much) per shoe that they owned.
Butere is a town that lies approximately 45 minutes drive from Kakamega. Kakamega is the nearest hospital. For those who cannot afford a taxi, the choice is to walk, to hope for the best…or to go by wheelbarrow.
This month RUSH celebrates its 12th Birthday. What this means is that everyone is invited for lunch and gifts are given to those who are in most need.
Yesterday, Lucy was driving some of the children home after school. The fuel light came on in the car and so they stopped at the petrol station.
One of the orphans taken on by RUSH was taken in off the streets of Kakamega. His behaviour was such that other parents threatened to remove their children from the school.
100 children crammed into tiny classrooms with very little natural light. Since then Andrew & Lucy have been very busy.