More and more frequently, we receive referrals for people who are isolated and lonely without community and family around them. As Christians, we believe that we were not created to do life on our own! So many churches across York run all kinds of free activities for people, from all walks of life. Toddler groups, […]Read More Making connections
As of 25th February this year, The Besom in York is 10 years old! We look back on the last 10 years praising and thanking God for everything he has done. We’ve seen hundreds of Christians giving their time, money, skills and things to people in need all over the city. We’ve seen people go […]Read More The Besom in York is 10!
Beggars CAN be choosers So often when you hear people talking about charity and giving to the poor, you hear the phrase ‘beggars can’t be choosers’. It’s this idea that because someone has nothing, they should just accept whatever they are given and they have no right to say whether or not they actually want […]Read More Here’s why beggars can be choosers
Christmas comes early here in the Besom office. This week core team member Kirsten brings us the first Christmas hamper blog of the year. It’s October and if you’re anything like me you’re probably despairing at the fact that all of the shops are already displaying Christmas items. It seems that these days, Christmas starts […]Read More It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year…
This week, Kirsten Nott, a core team member with the Besom in York, looks at the importance of how we give. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9 v 7, NIV) Most people, when […]Read More Finding a way to enable giving
God has given us a new van at the Besom. We are thrilled by the way that God has provided for us to equip givers across the city. So in this blog Rob shares how God has provided and what we have learnt from him through his provision. Nellie – our long standing van-helper went to the […]Read More How God gave us a new van
This week, Rob Ainsworth, co-ordinator of the Besom in York, brings us some encouragements from across the country. On Saturday, a team of us from York drove down to Thurrock for a gathering of Besoms from across the South East. We’d been invited to come down and share in a day of testimony and teaching with nine […]Read More Stair gates, bunk beds and a new van