Sunday, 12 May 2013

Could You "Live below the Line?"

In the West, we live lives of unbelievable luxury, that most of the globe can only dream about, where every conceivable food is available in the local supermarket at prices most of us can afford. That is not the situation in many parts of the Third World, where many people live on less than the equivalent of £5 per week. The Global Poverty Project (see website) has been challenging people in England to live for less than £1 a day.
Last week,  Colin Chettle, one of our Readers (Lay Ministers) took up that challenge. He also raised sponsorship for his challenge, with people contributing to TEAR fund (see website), a Christian relief and development organisation, and so directly helped those less fortunate than ourselves.

Well done to Colin for undertaking the challenge. At the end of the week, he was able to return to feeding normally. For much of the world, that is not an option.