In recognition of Christian Aid Week, Andrew Jenkins, a Christian Aid volunteer, will be sharing with us on Sunday 24 May.
He writes in introduction:
‘I belong to the congregation of St. Katherine’s Church in Teversal, Nottinghamshire, where we live and where my wife’s family have been farming since (at least) 1684. When I was a student in the late 1960s I was very influenced by the Gospel of Love and the parable of the Good Samaritan and became involved in a student group working to reduce poverty in developing countries. This led to going to Bangladesh with Oxfam in 1975 to work in a famine, and I have worked in agricultural development in South and South-east Asia ever since. About ten years ago my wife and I led studies looking at the results of projects in Myanmar, including two very interesting Christian Aid projects, which resulted in a book and short video. When we moved back to England in 2017, contact with Christian Aid led to becoming a volunteer speaker, both in churches and, on the subject of results evaluation, to regional conferences in the North and Midlands.
Donating to Christian Aid
Due to Covid 19 we are unable to hold our annual House to House collections this year, but you are invited to give to Christian Aid, if you are able by one of a number of methods.
- justgiving from https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/salisburyca
- BACS direct from your bank to Churches Salisbury Christian — Sort code 54-41-19 Account no 68577613
- By Text to CAIDSALISBURY to 70085 to donate £5.00. Texts cost £5 PLUS one standard rate message and you will be opting into hear more about the work of Christian Aid; If you wish to give £5.00 by text but not receive marketing communications text CAIDSALISBURYNOINFO to 70085
- By cheque made out to Christian Aid and posted to your church Treasurer