Harvest Sale: Christians Against Poverty

Last week we held our harvest sale. As traditional country chapels are still wont to do, we decorated the place with various foods and flowers on the Sunday, and then packed the tinned stuff off to the Ribble Valley food bank the day after. The perishables, which the food bank wouldn’t accept, such as fruit, veg and homemade cake, we auctioned back to ourselves. The money raised, £347.80, went to Christians Against Poverty. Sadly, no one from the organisation was available to receive the money and talk to us about their work, but I have no doubt they’ll make good use of it with their debt counselling.

Interestingly, the charity featured on a BBC documentary this week. I only caught the last few minutes, but in typical BBC fashion, the reporter was objecting to the debt counsellors sharing their faith in Christ. The clue is in their name. It’s because Jesus has set them free they now spend their lives seeking to free others, even from the power of absent money.


“The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.”