Newsbrief Spring 2019

I want to help In this issue: Lent Appeal 2019, Surviving Isis, Making Waves again and much more!

The Power of Privilege

I want to help Nine year-old Chanti* was desperate to go to school. But her parents needed money, and they made her work as a cleaner in the home of a rich couple in nearby Kalyan. Unfortunately it was not a safe place for this young girl. Whenever his wife was out, the man in… Read more »

Surviving the Syrian Civil War

I want to help Twelve year-old *Haya was born in Raqqa, and lived there through most of the war, at the heart of ISIS’ Caliphate. The family made several unsuccessful attempts to leave. Finally, after ISIS were forced out, the family fled to Lebanon in 2017, and Haya began attending Global Care’s Shack School. “After… Read more »

Making Waves 2019: Dragon Boat Race Saturday 29 June

I want to help Will you help us make more waves for vulnerable children? Following the success of our inaugural Dragon Boat Regatta in 2018, ‘Making Waves’ is back in 2019, bigger and better than ever! We’re looking for ten teams of 13-15 people to battle it out on the River Avon, in St Nicholas… Read more »

Prayer Focus February 2019

I want to help Global Care Prayer Focus  February 2019 “Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.”  Isaiah: 1:17 Friday 1st – Saturday 9th: This week we pray for Jonathan, Head of Operations, who returns from a trip to Thailand… Read more »

New Stories To Be Written

I want to help Eight year-old *Bayley takes around three hours to walk to school. Not because of the distance, but because his pelvic problem makes walking a painful, slow, difficult experience. School is actually only around 1km away. Bayley keeps making the long and painful trek, despite his disability. He enjoys school, when he… Read more »

A Bittersweet Goodbye

I want to help Why do I feel so sad? I thought I would have been much happier when it was all over.  We had come to Romania for one final visit. The work was done.  The charity we had set up in Romania was closed.  The children we had taken into our care were… Read more »

Teeming Millions and One Sweet Smile

I want to help I’m in India. The problem with being in India is that there really isn’t anything that hasn’t been said already. The likes of Salman Rushdie and the Marigold Hotel have pretty much described its over-population, pollution and paradoxical business and spiritual nature.  I think what struck me that first day was… Read more »

Prayer Focus December 2018 – January 2019

I want to help “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 Saturday 1st – Saturday 8th: This week we pray for our Thanksgiving Service, alongside… Read more »