Every society in the world has vulnerable people living among those who are stronger and more successful. Jesus quoted the Old Testament when he said, “The poor you will always have with you.”

The Bible teaches a clear message about taking care of those who need extra support. Jesus was pretty tough on those who practiced religion but failed to care for their needy family members.

Social Justice is truly the heart of God.

The closer we get to Jesus, the more we will discover the heart of God the Father, and the more we will become caught up in his mission to establish justice in the earth. The church has always been at the forefront of bringing justice into society. All around the world, every day, in blistering heat and deathly cold, an army of nameless, faceless disciples of Jesus Christ feed the hungry, take care of lepers, care for widows and orphans, shelter the homeless and  comfort the dying. At the Prayerhouse we are honoured to be a small part of that glorious crowd. Our contribution ranges from the ambitious Love Iraq project at the time of the Iraq War, and the high risk, history making Tent at Drumcree in Northern Ireland in 1999, to the quiet, regular work of Soul Food: feeding the hungry and homeless of our town, week in, week out.

Speak up for those who have no voice

We love to give to overseas disaster relief where we can; we work with churches and pastors in troubled areas of the world; but even in our own town there are so many in need. The truly vulnerable often have no way of being heard. We can speak up for those who have no voice. We are privileged to work in partnership with the statutory bodies like the Police, Social Services and the Local Authority. We are often able to fill in the blanks where their resources don’t reach.

 

Because of the love we have received from Jesus, it is our vision to share our food with the hungry and provide warmth and clothing to the homeless. The vision sparked into life about 15 years ago when the church family moved to the Prayerhouse building at Newstead Road. We wanted to offer

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In our society borrowing has become necessary for most of us, which works while our income can cover rent or mortgage and other bills. However, a family crisis, redundancy, ill health etc., may quickly cause us to go into debt that becomes too difficult to manage on our own. This is where

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