Our 10th birthday party prompted a number of former ‘Besomers’ to get in touch with their reflections and testimonies. Here are two to encourage us as we look ahead to many more years of helping the church in York to give.
“I’m so grateful to God for my time involved with the Besom in York. I learnt so much and grew significantly as a Christian from spending time with the core team, with givers and with recipients. It was an invaluable time for me.
“I’ve been preparing a talk on money for church this evening, and have realised again just how much The Besom taught me and got me thinking about money, giving, generosity, and poverty. For me personally, through the Besom God also grew in me a love for His church, which has led me to train for church leadership, which certainly wouldn’t have happened without my time at The Besom (as well as the encouragement and support of the Besom team).
“I know I’m just one of many givers that God has used The Besom in York to teach and disciple. Praise God for all he has done, and will continue to do through The Besom in York.”
Sam Tyndall, curate at St Barnabas Church, Linthorpe and former core team member
“I just want to say thank you [Rob] so much for all you’ve given to the Besom. My three years will always be some of the best of my life.
“The spiritual support of working with you and Sam and Jo especially in those beginning few years truly carried me through some dark times. And I’m so pleased to have had you there to encourage and challenge me.”
Becky Griffin, former core team member