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Bishop backs BBC debt programme

Bishop backs BBC debt programme

The BBC is dedicating an entire hour of prime-time TV to share stories of the Church bringing hope to some of the poorest people in the UK.

On Friday 5 October at 9 pm, BBC2 will be airing their documentary The Debt Saviours featuring Christians Against Poverty. The programme focuses on how CAP and the UK Church are caring for the poor and rescuing people from debt across the UK.

On Sunday 30 September there will be a day of prayer and The Bishop of Lewes, Richard Jackson, wants to encourage churches to stand in prayer for this amazing opportunity.

He said “Unpayable debt can be one of the most challenging experiences a family faces.

“People find themselves in debt for all sorts of reasons, often entirely beyond their control. In the current economic climate many families, even with all the household working, can find it hard to make ends meet.

“Christians Against Poverty has been working with families and individuals to help relieve debt for a number of years. There are CAP centres operating out of several of our churches.

“The effect of this ministry is hard to overestimate. Mental health has been improved, families are staying together and people are experiencing something of God’s unconditional love for them.

“Sunday, September 30th has been designated as a day of prayer for this ministry. I do invite you to join with me in praying for the ongoing fruitfulness of this work.”

Click here to download a prayer letter to use at your Sunday service. Don’t miss this unique chance to join with thousands of churches across the country, believing that God can use this programme for his glory.