Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Swansea

   
Yesterday a group from the Swansea area took their bags down to their local shelter.        Here's a photo and report:





















So here we are at the Caer Las / Wallich Access Point for rough sleepers in Swansea. Our 30 sleeping bags were very well received. Local students had helped to put a bar of chocolate and a gospel of Mark in with each bag.

With Universal Credit coming in, local homeless charities are expecting a significant increase in rough sleepers, and will take as many bags as we can give!

At the Access Point, folks are provided with showering and laundry facilities as well as advice, help with accessing accommodation and benefits etc. We will try to continue to support by collecting much needed items and taking them in every few months: rucksacks, toiletries, belts, trainers, new socks / underwear etc.

Thanks to all those who've donated to the Bags of Love appeal and enabled us to serve our Lord in this way.

Matthew 25: 34-36 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Enter, you who are blessed by my Father! Take what’s coming to you in this kingdom. It’s been ready for you since the world’s foundation. And here’s why:

I was hungry and you fed me,
I was thirsty and you gave me a drink,
I was homeless and you gave me a room,
I was shivering and you gave me clothes,
I was sick and you stopped to visit,
I was in prison and you came to me.’

37-40 “Then those ‘sheep’ are going to say, ‘Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?’ Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me’ (MSG).