One day Joy was doing a Besom assessment for a young couple who had just had a baby. Mum was still in hospital and due out that day. Dad was a little late but Joy waited with the worker until he arrived. Dad had come back to the house straight from the hospital for the assessment. He had come to collect some things for bringing his partner and baby home. He was very anxious and dashed around the sparsely furnished house looking in drawers and pulling things out. Eventually he sat down and noticed the large hamper – tailored for them – that Joy had put on the table. With great excitement he started unpacking the hamper. He took out a small knitted cardigan, blanket for the baby a to… Read More »New Dad Delight
Nearly four weeks of lockdown and Besom is still going strong. We will be delivering this later (fully complying with government regulations and best available safety advice). The recipient is so excited to be receiving it.
Lockdown but not Lockout – operating social distance rules and taking every other possible precaution to protect ourselves, giver’s and recipients means we can operate a very limited service. Increased financial giving – through prayer – means we have been able to purchase new essential items on the Internet and have them delivered or by safely doing doorstep collection and deliveries of a limited range of essential items. If you would like to know more do give us a ring on 07875950170.
To all at the Besom – My heartfelt thanks for all your help this year. I am overwhelmed by the lengths you all go to make life better for people as you all have, very much touched by your kindness. God bless you all – a recipient.
Joy, whilst doing an assessment with a family, took a loan cooker in case it might be needed as a cooker was on the referral. She also took a starter pack with her. When she took the starter pack in at the end of the assessment the mum burst into tears. She said whilst Joy was at the car she’d read the recipient leaflet Joy gave her which says that God loves everyone – then to be given such wonderful gifts was overwhelming! Thank you.
I saw the van crew off this morning for what looked a fairly easy day. All they had on the list was a small DIY job fixing a stair gate and a couple of simple deliveries. It turned out that the stairgate was the most complex design possible and took them over three hours to erect and fix. On the plus side they were treated to home made bhajis and samosas with an amazing dipping sauce. The crew sensed the lady would like prayer and when asked she told them that she would like them to pray for one of her children who had died at an early age. We pray for an opportunity to show love and compassion to those living on the margins – well done guys.
On Monday, Jayne, the leader of Restore at St Thomas Philadelphia was praying for one of the vulnerable members of Streetwise (a service for the marginalised) that they would receive a double bed. On Tuesday another member of Streetwise told her that he had a double bed that he needed to pass on. Jayne rang us and asked if we could collect and deliver it for them. On Friday we did the deed and i texted Jayne to let her know. Her response was “My heart could burst. There is such a story to this. Its a little story but its so significant” Thank You.