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Monthly Prayer Meetings
These will all now be held every second Wednesday of the month at St Aldhelm’ Church Centre, Spa Road, Weymouth, DT3 5EW from 10.30-11.30am.
The next meeting will be at St. Aldhelm’ Church Centre on Wednesday 11th July. Please come and be updated on finance, the Debt Centre, the Job Club and CAP Money and support this ministry.
CAP’s first newsletter with information about CAP and how God has been blessing the work of the debt coaches in Weymouth and Portland.
Looking back, over four years, and forward
On 19th of March 2014 the Echo printed: FAMILIES struggling with debt problems are being given a helping hand. Weymouth and Portland has been selected as a new base for a free debt counselling service after problems were recognised in the borough. It will be run by the charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP) which is teaming up with local churches to introduce the service. Counsellors will see people in their homes but it is hoped a drop-in centre will be established later in the year. . . .
Looking forward, March 2018 four years on “And then there were three” Claire and Ian, two new debt coaches, shown here in the ASDA Foyer (Thanks ASDA) as well as Sally, who is not in this picture. Read the full article here.
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The CAP team spent a day in Asda on 18th January and gave out over 200 flyers.
Claire and Ian have now officially completed their six month CAP training which is brilliant!
Area Manager Steve Hart said, “That’s quite a Team you have there, brilliant!”
We have two new clients this week, thank you Lord! Bless Claire and Ian as they go out to meet them.
Praise God two of our families on Portland have been accepted on to the CAP Discovery break this Summer. They will head to Brunel manor on July 31st, please pray they are really blessed through the experience.
Two lots of CAP clients didn’t need to go to court this last week, for their Council Tax debt. Thank you Lord for your answer to prayers.
Praise that a company of bailiffs accepted a repayment scheme that secured a client keeping their home.
Last week a car was provided for a client so they can get reliably to and from work. This week a washing machine delivered this week to a family on Portland; and furniture, bedding kitchen stuff, including a microwave, for a Weymouth Client: amazing provision, thank you Lord for your love shown through your family.
Also last week: A wonderful surprise over the weekend as one of our CAP clients decided on the spur of the moment during a Baptism service, to get Baptised! He was absolutely thrilled as are we!
It's an honour and a privilege to let you know...
Lizzie and I were more than a little stunned and humbled to have been told that I've been awarded a CBE in Her Majesty's birthday honours list!
I'll be accepting this on behalf of everyone who has made the last 22 years possible, including our past and present head office staff, our incredible frontline workers and partner churches, and people like yourself, who have so faithfully supported CAP over the years. I started CAP knowing we'd need people to believe in us and be willing to get involved, to give, to pray and to serve. You, along with tens of thousands of others, have proved me right. Click here to hear my message to you.
I pray you're encouraged and, as always, I will do all I can to make sure Jesus gets all the glory, honour and praise. Without him in my life, his spirit of encouragement and provision of all we've needed, there would be no CAP and no CBE, I assure you!
A massive thank you for all your support over the years. With so many more people and communities to be reached, it's as crucial as ever. So let's get on with what lies ahead!