CAP – Christians Against Poverty

Can you imagine my reaction when my first email opened from my holiday was that CAP head office have decided to close their service until February 2020? I must say it was with mixed feelings of worry as regards new clients but relief that we can have more time following up with complex cases that are at our own doorstep. CAP were noticing that they were becoming overwhelmed with work and their ability to process clients and do this efficiently was not working. If you know of anyone who is in real need then we can still help them with the various partners in Viewcare. Citizens Advice and step change are two of the excellent services that we can refer to specifically for debt advice.

September is the time for the Gathering of all CAP workers in the UK. God at the heart of CAP ensures that worship is especially important. The words we sing at these times seems to be like a direct channel to God thanking him for Jesus and his amazing grace that reaches every part of our life. CAP always have inspiring speakers at their events which challenge you and I have never come away from these events charged up again to meet the challenges that life puts to me and our clients in our community.

Before every CAP visit, we ask that the Spirit goes before us to allow us to speak about Jesus. Every one of our clients in the last three months have accepted that we pray for them and it comes across that people are really lonely in this age of Facebook and digitalisation. Jesus met the tax collector and leper, the rich young man and the women caught in sin. What continues to impress me is that Jesus treated everyone the same before it was trendy. I want to continue to do that either at Church, pub or office. If you know of anyone who is in need of help, please do not hesitate to ask them to email confidentially.

billywatson@capuk.org

Billy Watson – CAP

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