How quickly our lives have changed!
We are all experiencing isolation and uncertainty. And I’m keenly aware that many are suffering illness, loss of income, and even bereavement. Psalm 46 says: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Pray with us that these difficult times will bring us closer to God.
As you can imagine, the coronavirus pandemic has affected Blythswood Care’s projects in Europe, Africa and Asia. Lockdown has closed educational programmes while the needs of those we aim to help have only increased. Blythswood needs your help urgently to face these challenges now.
Here in Scotland demand for our foodbanks has doubled. During the lockdown we are delivering food parcels to the homes of people who would otherwise go hungry.
At one location in Romania we are providing hot food to more than 70 households with vulnerable children and elderly people.
In Kenya our partners are struggling to provide maize, facemasks and hygiene materials for 100 of the poorest families on the shores of Lake Victoria.
In Moldova our co-workers are taking cooked food to the homes of disabled and elderly people, who normally attend a daycentre for meals.
In Pakistan our partners are anxious to provide food to as many as 2,000 families from the country’s disadvantaged Christian minority.
In Serbia our colleagues are delivering food and hygiene to the homes of children living in poverty that is hard to imagine.
Lockdown is costing Blythswood £40,000 per week in lost turnover from retail and recycling – your donations are more important than ever
Talita Kum’s catering facility is being used to provide nourishingbroth to young families and elderly people during the lockdown in Jimbolia, Romania
Your gifts help provide food and hygiene to some of the poorest families in Serbia
None of this can take place without the support of people like you. I am so thankful for those who have already come forward, asking how they can help to sustain Blythswood’s ministry at a time when our charity shops are closed and income from recycling has dried up. Your thoughtfulness has been humbling, and speaks to me of the faithfulness of God who has provided in so many unforeseen ways over the years.
I could mention many more instances where Christian partner organisations are pleading with us to help the poorest in their communities – in India, in West Africa and in Eastern Europe.
Will you help us to respond in this current emergency? A gift from you today will prevent vulnerable people from going hungry in this unprecedented crisis. Your contribution large or small is always significant. Please help us now if you can.
See what your gifts can achieve
With your help we aim to raise £200,000 over the next four months, to respond to emergency requests and to reopen our projects
Your gifts help vulnerable children and adults during the current emergency
Brothers and sisters, pray for us.
1 Thessalonians 5:25
You can donate by phone – speak to
Mairi or Ebbie on 01349 830777