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Easter Reflections

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40

The words of Matthew 25 have underpinned and inspired this ministry ever since it was started.

We believe with all our hearts that every individual is made in the image of God and is loved by our Heavenly Father and so it is our privilege to share His love with each person who comes our way.

35 years on it is wonderful to see that God continues to bring new people into our care. We continue to receive many new referrals for our day-time projects which give people dignity, belonging, purpose, self-respect and lots of fun and laughter.

Our Being There team also continues to support old friends and to take on referral from new people who are in so much need of pour help.

All of these ministries are practical, sleeves-rolled-up type work of walking through life with some very precious but vulnerable and, at times, damaged individuals. And it is our genuine desire to make life a little better for each one.

Much greater however is our desire to show them that the love we share is not our own but it is the love of the Saviour whom,

“We love because He first loved us” 1 John 4:19

At our Easter Bible study this week we were able to share about the Saviour who was born to die, the One who...

“God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God." 2 Corinthians 5:21

And the One whom death couldn’t hold, who proclaimed on the cross ‘It is finished’ and rose 3 days later triumphant over death and the grave.

We pray that God will draw each of these precious people to himself, show them their need of a Saviour, and the sacrificial love of Jesus and bring them into His family.

Reactions vary of course and we continue to pray for these individuals and to walk through life with them, showing them Jesus’ love at every opportunity.

Below are some recent quotes from those in our care.

“Why hasn’t anyone told me about Jesus before?”

“I’m definitely not a Christian and I don’t believe all these things, but it does interest me when you talk about it.”

“I’ve got a new friend called Jesus.”

Thank you for your love, prayer and support for the ministry of Caring For Life.


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