This past week has seen two major events take place at my church; our annual Christmas fayre and a Christmas meal for our Christians Against Poverty clients.
I had one of the lead roles in organising the fayre and to say it was stressful would be an understatement. You would think organising a table sale and selling a few homemade cakes would be easy….think again! So much time and effort went into wrapping presents, collecting donations to sell, sorting out prizes for a Tombola and raffle, organising volunteers to help on the day, room plans…..the list is endless. In the run up to the day I panicked a lot. I worried that people would not turn up to help, that we would not have enough things to sell….again the list goes on! However the day was a success. We met people from the local community, we enjoyed the day and we made over £600 for our Christians Against Poverty work. I was blessed by the way people pulled together and how many people came to support us on the day.
Secondly our Christmas meal for our wonderful CAP clients. Again a lot of time and effort went into planning the evening but seeing the smiles on the faces of our clients and hearing the lovely things they said about the night made it all worth it!!
I am so blessed to have been a part of both of these events. So many people worked really hard on both occasions and it was a privilege to work alongside people who have a heart for others and a dedication to seeing those who struggle helped in any way possible.