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2020 – Coronavirus and the poorest suffering most – reflects our origins. In 1832 cholera killed 20,000 Parisians bringing social unrest. This plus a challenge to prove that the Church benefitted the poor prompted a few students to create a “Conference of Charity” to help the poor through personal contact. Their first act was taking firewood to an old man. SVP Conferences in Leeds still assist people in fuel poverty, provide food, offer befriending and access to other support. We seek to serve anyone in need so that they can stand tall as Children of God.
We hope and ask your prayers that in 2021 we can visit and spend time with those who request help and provide a glimpse of God’s love for them.
“I was hungry and you gave me food,.. a stranger and you made me welcome …” (Matthew 25:31-46)