Increasing Need Requires Generous Response
Posted on December 1st, 2011 at 9:51AM
Given the predictions in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement this week, is it any surprise that many more requests are being posted on the Acts 435 website? The challenge now is for us to step up and help these individuals and families. Can you spare £20 to help someone struggling today?
We have seen a significant increase in activity on the Acts 435 website in recent weeks. The number of requests posted has almost doubled with numerous new enquiries of interest from churches and thus the expectation of many more signing up and in turn posting requests for people in need in their local community. The need has always been there, but now more people can be helped through Acts 435 which is great news.
If you have a job, a roof over your head and enough food for a balanced diet, why not express your gratitude for such things by making a donation to someone in less favourable circumstances. Even a small amount can make a significant difference to those struggling desperately to make ends meet.
Christmas - a time of good cheer and joy - and generosity. Perhaps we can reflect God's good gift to us of His Son with a gift of our own for "whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me" (Matthew 25:40).