“You can’t really get away from the call of God to help people in need. You can’t read the Bible and cut that out. If all the student groups in York did a project each term, just think what an impact that could have!” Adam Mitchell-Baker, student worker at York’s G2 church, is thinking big. […]Read More Faith has to make a difference
It’s been a while since our last blog entry, so here’s Becky Lewis, our Co-ordinator, with a bit of an update… In both in March and April, it was awesome to have the Revive team from Vineyard church giving their time to help a couple of families decorate their homes. In one home, there was […]Read More Four wardrobes in one day (and other stories)
It’s getting towards the end of February, so it’s probably about time we updated our blog! We spent the beginning part of January recovering from Christmas! Christmas hamper season was so very busy, but absolutely brilliant. It was a joy to help so many give hampers across the city. So far this year we’ve had […]Read More The difference a table and chairs can make
December is Christmas hamper month at the Besom in York. It’s always a whirlwind of activity as we seek to match hamper referrals with givers who have offered to make them up. But it is also a time when we’re even more acutely aware of our reliance on God. No matter how planned we try […]Read More Unhampered giving!
Van runs are a staple of our week at The Besom in York as we collect items given and deliver them to our recipients. But what’s it like to be on the van team? Here, office time giver and St Columba’s URC York Intern Katie Golden tells her story. The first time I went on […]Read More The mattress that meant so much
We love it when churches give their time to carry out projects with The Besom in York. Here’s Mary Kangley’s account of what happened when she and a team of fellow students at G2 got stuck in to some decorating. When the student worker at my church asked for volunteers for a local Besom project […]Read More It was crazy to think that a few hours of my time could impact her life so much
A few encouragements from October. It was great to help St Paul’s Church in their annual ‘Service not services’. Each year they cancel their regular Sunday services and spend the time helping those in need instead. This year, they made some beautiful bundles up for Bundles of Joy. They were full to the brim of […]Read More Service not services