When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots. Matthew 27:35 The day Jesus was crucified ought to have been the blackest day in human history: God’s own son – his only son and the purest, loveliest person to ever walk the earth – had been slandered, beaten, ridiculed and murdered. There should be no coming back from a crime, a … Continue reading Trust Jesus and leave luck behind…
Everyday Kingston will be running a night shelter with other Kingston churches throughout February. We’ll be responsible for every Saturday (from Saturday evening into Sunday morning) in February, hosting people who would otherwise be sleeping outside in the cold nights. We will be providing healthy meals and accommodation, but most importantly a safe and friendly environment for rough sleepers. We’re asking mostly for prayers for … Continue reading Kingston night shelter – a haven for the homeless… by Giovanna Laryea, Everyday Kingston
Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr attends Everyday Wimbledon – this is the true story of how God moved her and others to take action in response to the Ebola crisis that broke in May 2014; it’s an eye-witness account and testimony to God’s compassion and faithfulness in answering prayer. Yvonne was called into the eye of the storm – you’ll hear how God spoke to her and gave … Continue reading Ebola: how God used prayer and an everyday person to stop an epidemic.
“Imagine. We have been without a kitchen these past three weeks as the old one is removed and a brand new one is fitted. No home-cooked food, no washing machine, no dishwasher, no fridge. The builders will be gone soon, but imagine what this would be like day-in and day-out. Imagine. Each night, at a time of my choosing, I turn off the TV or put … Continue reading Imagine: Wimbledon Night Shelter 2015, by Malcolm Bream, Everyday Wimbledon
Just a quick post to tell you about RESCO, a social enterprise that helps people who have been long term unemployed (due to convictions, a history of homelessness, history of drug/alcohol misuse, and physical or mental health conditions). They run an employability program for 16 weeks where participants gain work experience and training at one of their two businesses: a secondhand furniture warehouse and Kettle … Continue reading RESCO – dismantling poverty through business… by Deb Kurosu, Everyday Wimbledon.
(Names have been changed to respect people’s right to privacy) An update on my experiences in Wandsworth Prison:Over the last six months I have supported and befriended two prisoners in Wandsworth Prison through the Wandsworth Community Chaplaincy Trust (WCCT) which recently won an award through the Christian Funders Forum. The first of these only lasted for two or three visits as the prisoner who I’ll … Continue reading An update on Prison ministry, by David Bell, Everyday Kingston
If you were to name some of the most profitable organisations throughout 2014 – 2015 I’m sure Google, Nike & Starbucks would come to mind. But while Google were delivering the most widely used search engine out there, Nike were still becoming one of most globally recognised brands and a new Starbucks appeared to be popping up on every high street, there was an organisation … Continue reading Could you be a modern day abolitionist? Ending modern day slavery in Croydon, Kingston and all London, by Michael Quick (Everyday Croydon) and Akhtar Shah (Everyday Kingston)
It is 4am under the flyover, the lorry pulls up quietly to avoid detection as the shipping container is unloaded and its goods quickly dumped without a second thought. Unwanted furniture? Out of date food? No. The goods in this container are children. Children that have been willingly handed over by parents in other countries in the knowledge they will have a better life if … Continue reading Trading in children – a Croydon story, by Michael Quick, Everyday Croydon
So – another Cook & Eat course has come to an end at Everyday Kingston – and it’s been brilliant! This time around we worked with young people who have been through foster care; it’s been a brilliant chance to help people learn about nutrition, food labelling & budgeting, but best of all it’s been a chance to show hospitality to a diverse and wonderful … Continue reading Cook & Eat – family values
The following is adapted from a message preached at Everyday Kingston as a part of our current series, Life Works God’s Way… What could King Solomon, the richest man in his day, possibly have to teach us about poverty? Quite a lot actually. His book of proverbs frequently touches on the subject and yet this collection of pithy and eminently quotable slices of advice can … Continue reading The only answer to poverty… commit yourself to local church…