Tearfund works through churches and Christian agencies to open up brighter futures for the world's poorest communities, and to see lives and situations transformed by God''s love through the generosity of Christian people. It also responds to world emergencies, providing vital supplies of aid and medical equipment to disaster areas, and supplying food and shelter through local organisations to avoid delays.

Gordon and Brenda Wilkinson are the South East Reps, and also sell Tearcraft goods at local events. They have also sold almost 3000 copies of their book, ''Recipes for Disaster''. See them for a copy - they also make excellent Christmas presents, all in aid of Tearfund!

Brenda and Gordan said: "Please join with us to give thanks for the wonderful support that we have received for our cookbook, Recipes for Disaster... Relief and Development. We have now reached our target, which was to raise £25,000 from sales of the cookbook. Thank you to everyone who contributed recipes or tested them for us and especially to Jon Toogood who  donated his design talents and turned it into a publication of which we could be really proud."

Representatives: Gordon and Brenda Wilkinson

St. John’s becomes a Connected Church

STOP Press: St. John’s will now become one of Tearfund’s Connected Churches with a special link to United Mission to Nepal.  

ABOUT NEPAL

Nepal is bordered by China to the north and India to the south, east and west. It is one of the poorest countries in Asia; a quarter of the population still live in absolute poverty, on less than £1.45 a day. Among the challenges, Nepal faces are a widening gap between the rich and poor, and a lack of basic infrastructure including for electricity, water and transport. There is also widespread unemployment, low agricultural productivity, high levels of migration and endemic corruption.

A decade-long civil war, which ended in 2006, has pushed the nation even further back. Meanwhile, Nepal is particularly vulnerable to climate change and natural hazards such as earthquakes, floods and landslides. In 2015, two massive earthquakes struck the region, killing nearly 8,000 people and making Nepal even more vulnerable to future disasters.