We are convinced that faith is not just about belief and ‘going to church’. Micah the Old Testament prophet challenged his hearers: “What does the Lord require of you?”, and then he responded, “To act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with your God.” Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan espouses a tough practical faith which engages in the care of the poor and works for justice.
In partnership with others we support a number of projects. By so doing we want to make a practical difference. But the strange thing is that on reflection we gain much more than we ever give.
Pals for Dalits: Our two year project which started in June 2010 links us with the Dalits in India. Through Kasta Dip, a minister for Dalit affairs in North India, we are providing computers for education programmes.
Whitechapel Mission: Situated in East London’s poorest district, each day 80 cooked breakfasts are served for the homeless. A box in the church is continually replenished with clothes, toiletries and bedding.
Action for Children: The Methodist Church’s Children Charity which supports Britain’s most vulnerable youngsters.
Operation Christmas Child: A fantastic organisation that offers a shoe box packed full of presents to some of the poorest children.
Christian Aid: An international relief and development agency which cares for some of the world’s poorest peoples.
Junior Mission for All: JMA is a Methodist charity that empowers children to raise funds, awareness and offer prayer for mission work in Britain and abroad.
Bosnia: A partnership project between LMC and a Bosnian church working for reconciliation and hope in a part of the country previously ravaged by war.