A note from our Solihull church:
Thank you very much to COG for
organizing the Gregg's vouchers. At Solihull we handed them out to our 40
Our Iranian friends were very grateful for this. We meet with the ones still
living in hostels in Birmingham. On the day we handed them out, there was one
gentlemen who had arrived in the UK by dingy just three days earlier.
They have reported the hostels as dire, and the food minimal and unappealing
and often not hygienic. Whilst they are living in the hostels, they do not receive
any money from the government.
The Greggs vouchers were then very much appreciated as it allows them not only
to supplement their diet, but it allows a little bit of freedom whilst they are
in a very difficult, confusing and out of their control situation.
There have been occasions when they have turned up to a Bible class and as a result
have missed the meal provided at the hostel. Being able to give them a voucher
for food acknowledges that care and love and comfort and providing material
needs is a major part of following Christ.
So thank you very much!