Monday, 15 April 2013

God Bless CAP

Once a month we have a prayer time at our house for the work of the Christians Against Poverty ("CAP") Centre that we have here in Poole.

Last night I found it a particularly exhilarating time. Lives are being changed, people are coming to faith, Christians are working together, families - some of the most needy I have ever heard of in this country - are being delivered from the crushing burden of debt in a way that is just and righteous, to both them and their creditors.

Nothing happens as quickly or dramatically as some of us would like. We've only just started and there is so much still to do. But as Isaiah says:

"if you pour yourself out for the hungry
and satisfy the desire of the afflicted,
then shall your light rise in the darkness
and your gloom be as the noonday." (Is 58:10)
The day we joined ourselves to the work of CAP - started 16 years ago by John Kirkby in Bradford with £10 - was a day that took a giant step forward in our desire to be a church that has a real impact on the community, touching the lost with a genuine high-quality answer to their physical and spiritual needs.
Poole Christian Fellowship and CAP - a marriage made in heaven. Thank you God, and thank you CAP.

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