FAITH IN ACTION
What good is it, my brothers, if a man says he has faith, but has no works?
Mission & Outreach
Through direct involvement and volunteering activities as well as financially supporting causes which are dear to are heart we seek to extend God's love to those who are in need. Our involvement sees us helping those within our immediate community and also those further afield who are know to us. We support smaller less known global community charities well as larger household names such as Christian Aid and Macmillan.
Here are an example of some of the initiatives we support.
Children Of The Dump
Children of the Dump provides education, family support and loving care to deprived children living in extreme poverty on and around the Payatas and San Isidro rubbish dumps in Manila in the Philippines.
Today they help care for up to about 300 children in different ways, some of whom have been neglected, abused or even abandoned. Since 1975 the supporters of Children of The Dump, along with the Filipino charity partner (ASCF), have been giving young lives the chance to escape the cycle of poverty through education.
Mat To Fore
Mat-To-Fore is based in the village of Kotei in Ghana. When the charity's founders Osei and Florence moved to the village they found a very poor community with no access to water, schooling or healthcare.
UK partners helped to raise money and awareness while Osei and Florence engaged and inspired local residents to help build their community. This enabled the villagers help build: their own well to provide water, primary school for the village's 36 children, a biogas toilet to help with sanitation and provide a source of energy. , and construct a foster home with a library.
Mat-To-Fore has also helped to train local residents in health care skills and runs a local farm as a way to raise money to sustain the charity.
Forest Churches Emergency Night Shelter (FCENS) is an independent charity working to serve the needs of the homeless in Waltham Forest. The goal is that no one should have to sleep rough in our borough and everyone has a place to go.
For several years Leytonstone United Free Church has hosted those in need of somewhere to stay on a weekly basis on Sunday nights. Volunteers provide a freshly cooked evening meal, breakfast, a place to sleep and washing facilities for up to 30 guests. We distribute donated clothing items, provide board games and lend a listening ear over a hot drink
for those who stay with us.
Alongside FCENS we believe in providing a high quality and compassionate service to our homeless guests many of whom have a range of support needs, such as alcohol dependency and mental health issues.