How do I respond to the appeal?
Our church is aiming to raise £2000 to help Mercy Rescue with medical costs and supporting families. Any extra money raised would go towards their building fund.
The appeal is starting early at All Saints’ Primary School Appley Bridge. Each class will be presenting their gifts at the Harvest services in each church. You may want to ask a child to take your gift to school, or you may prefer to give your gift at church.
Please put donations in an envelope marked Mercy Rescue. Cheques can be made payable to All Saints’ Church PCC. If you are a tax payer and would like the value of your donation to be increased at no extra cost to yourself, please make sure your donation can be gift aided by including your name, address and postcode on the envelope. Your detail not be shared with any other organisation.
There are no middle men or administration costs involved in this appeal. Every £1 raised will go directly to Mercy Rescue Trust’s projects with no deductions. Barbara Long will report back to us at church about how the money we raise makes a difference, so we’ll be able to follow the children’s progress and share in their joy.
“I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” Matthew 25:36
Here’s Luke before and after Mercy Rescue’s intervention
Luke was brought to Mercy Rescue very malnourished. He received medical treatment and a balanced diet. Luke then returned to his family fit and well. Without the support of Mercy Rescue, Luke would have died. It cost £20.
Ezra (photo left) was abandoned at birth at the hospital. Hospital care, medical fees and food for him cost £100. Increases in the numbers of abandoned babies being rescued results in higher medical costs and an increased need to buy formula milk.
Sheila (photo right) was abandoned by her mum at the Children's Department aged 3. She’s been reunited with her grandparents and father. £750 a year provides her with education, clothing and food parcels once a month.
Our 2015 Harvest Appeal is for for Mercy Rescue Trust, Kitale, Kenya.
By supporting Mercy Rescue Trust, our 2015 Harvest Appeal aims to make a very real difference in the lives of severely disadvantaged children. Mercy Rescue takes in abandoned babies and children; they are given medical care, educated, loved and taught about God. Where possible, Mercy Rescue locates the children’s families, offering them mediation and support so they can be reunited. Long-term foster families are sought for babies and children whose families cannot be found. Barbara Long, from Christ Church, regularly visits the Mercy Rescue Centre in Kiltale, Kenya, which is home to 25 children aged 0 - 13. Barbara often shares news about the children who are looked after by Mercy Rescue.
Money is needed to cover medical costs and the rising cost of formula milk for babies. Reunited families also have to have financial support to avoid malnutrition. Recently, Mercy Rescue become subject to a legal requirement to own its own premises; they may be in danger of closure without a new building. £30,000 is needed to complete the purchase.
Examples of the work of Mercy Rescue are shown below. Please will you share God’s love with these children through your donations and prayers?
Next Sunday, 30th August at 10.45 am Family Communion - this is an All Age Service suitable for all the family
Revd. James Goodwin-Hudson and Lay Reader Sarah Ashely will be continuing our summer sermon series about minor characters from the Bible. Often the minor biblical characters can reveal major features of God's love and of his plan for humanity.
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