CAp at Northfield great news from our cap centre
Christians Against Poverty Centre based at Northfield
CAP Debt Help Christians Against Poverty is a national debt counselling charity working through a network of centres based in local churches. CAP offers hope and a solution to anyone in debt through its unique, in-depth Debt Help service. Our centre manager is Lynda Cooper.
CAP aims to show God’s love in action by providing sustainable poverty relief through debt counselling, advice and practical help. CAP’s unique ‘hands on’ approach empowers people to help themselves out of poverty and be released from the fear, oppression and worry generated by overwhelming debts. We are providing sustainable poverty relief as our service teaches clients vital budgeting skills that will last a lifetime.
The charity operates through a growing network of UK debt centres, all opened in partnership with a local church. CAP began in 1996 when John Kirkby, armed with a £10 donation, started to help people in his local community who were trapped in debt.
The charity is now a fast-paced, growing organisation whose vision is to answer the national problem of debt in the UK by having at least one CAP Debt Centre operating in every major town and city to enable anyone to access its life-changing service.
Please pray for the work of CAP at Northfield and nationally.
'There is great news to report. We held a client event in November and 6 clients became Christians and we followed this up with a Saturday 'brunch' and showed a Billy Graham film called 'The Cross', it had a huge impact. This has brought about us starting a Discipleship course at Northfield Church tomorrow evening for new Christians and those interested in Christianity. Please pray for this 7 week course and for the clients who come along, that they will be inspired and they will start to grow in their new-found faith.
I also went on a CAP Discovery Break the weekend before Christmas with one of my families and two adults (mum and daughter) became Christians and the teenage son was really impacted. There are very difficult family relationships here and prayers are needed for them to grown in their faith and reconciliation is vital to this.
We saw a lot of clients go debt free last year and 3 became debt free yesterday. What a great start to the new year for these families. Another client, who is in prison, will go debt free tomorrow. Your prayers are appreciated for this visit, as i've never been to a prison before. But I thank God for the change in this client's life and continue to pray he will know God's love and forgiveness.'