Boaz Family Night is on Monday 19 November, 7 – 9 pm. It’s held at the Boaz Office, first floor, 110 Oldham Road, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AG. Come and be part of the Boaz family. Everyone is welcome including clients, ex-clients, supporters, volunteers and friends. The ‘bring and share’ supper starts at 7pm and is followed by music/worship and a talk. The theme for this family night is courage. So be brave, come along if you haven’t been before, and bring something tasty to eat and share.
The next Boaz Family Night is happening tonight at the Boaz office, 110 Oldham Road, Ancoats, M4 6AG, from 7pm-9pm.
If you’ve never been to one before, Family Nights are a bi-monthly opportunity for Boaz clients and supporters to gather together and participate in an evening of Christian worship and prayer, as well as eating together and sharing stories of what is going on at Boaz at the moment!
They are a great way of celebrating the great stuff at Boaz, as well as a chance to pray for the things we want to see happen. Please do join us, and as it is a bring-and-share evening, please bring food to share if you can!
Today’s guest post comes from Vron, who along with 3 others from a local church, took part in the Lent Endurance Challenge for 7 days. Here are her thoughts and feedback:
“Having time to reflect on the experience, I found the most difficult part not having a choice in what I could eat.
It wasn’t so much the lack of food (mostly just one small meal a day) but the choice available. On one of the days I sat down to my meal and realised that I was only eating it because I had to eat something. It was not always enjoyable!
Another challenging aspect was that I had to be very organised in planning meals especially as I was out at different times of the day and I would usually pick up a sandwich, but obviously couldn’t. Most of the food in the Red Cross food parcel has to be prepared and cooked in advance.
There is generally a lack of freedom attached to living on a food parcel. I learnt so much from the experience and although it might be a cliché, I realised how very fortunate I am that I can buy and enjoy whatever I want to eat. It was sad to think that I only had to do it for 7 days when many asylum seekers rely on the food parcels for months or years. It was worth doing for the learning experience and for the money we raised for people who deserve better.”
Vron, Nick, Maggie and Pat raised a total of £922 for Boaz, which is really amazing. Well done to them and everyone else who took up the Challenge this year! If you want to show your support you can still donate by clicking here.