St Nicolas Church Harvest Appeal 2021
The climate crisis is hitting people in poverty the hardest – the ones who have done the least to cause it. It’s causing more frequent and more severe disasters. The climate crisis isn’t a future risk. It’s on the doorstep of many communities today. Deadly droughts, made worse by climate change, mean another season of hunger.
Our neighbour’s harvest is empty, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Tearfund is working with local churches in Burkina Faso, West Africa, to help those in greatest need. They are ready to act on the climate crisis – and they need our help to share the load.
This year, the St Nics Harvest Collection is supporting Tearfund to provide immediate assistance to farming communities in Burkina Faso who are facing the impact of drought and failed harvests; and to provide resources for the local churches in their longer-term work with communities who are vulnerable because of climate change.
Tearfund’s work in Burkina Faso involves:Teaching farming techniques that will help people care for their land and be more resilient to changing weather patterns, such as drought.
Investing in communities through livestock and other initiatives to create new opportunities for farmers to earn an income and feed their families.
Providing access to clean water to protect communities from waterborne diseases and coronavirus and improving chances of a successful harvest.
Running Bible studies and savings groups in partnership with local churches so people are supported and empowered to lift themselves out of poverty.Please pray, please give if you can, and let’s take steps in our own lives to respond to God’s call to care for our neighbours and for creation.
To give by BACS: Sort Code: 30-95-89 Account Number: 00294948 Reference: Harvest 2021.
Cheques made out to Tearfund. Gift Aid details: See form (click here) or collect one from church.
Please direct all forms, cash, cheques and enquiries via email (where possible) or post to:
The Financial Controller, St Nicolas Church, West Mills, Newbury, Berks RG14 5HG
Tearfund is one of the UK’s leading relief and development agencies. For over 50 years Tearfund have helped to transform lives, releasing people from poverty for good. The Christian faith and the church are at the centre of their work. Registered Charity No.265464 (England and Wales).
www.tearfund.org | Harvest Appeal