Songs of Praise
06 January 2017
On Sunday (8 January) CAP is featured on Songs of Praise, airing at 1:15pm on BBC One. This is of course a rare opportunity to reach lots and lots of people who may be in need of our help, and also those who are in a position to partner with us and continue to expand our coverage of the UK. Please join us in asking God to really stir the hearts of those watching the episode; to show them why our work tackling UK poverty is so vital.
Let's also pray for Naomi, Perry and their family as they watch their incredible story being broadcast to the nation!
The final Discovery Break of 2016!
16 December 2016
On Tuesday, a team will be heading to Cloverley Hall in Shropshire for the final Discovery Break of 2016! There are more than 70 clients booked on and lots of festive activities planned, so let's pray for the families to have a relaxing, enjoyable break amidst the madness of Christmas and, of course, for them to experience God's love and power. This year CAP Discovery Breaks have seen numerous people making commitments to follow Jesus and lives being completely turned around - let's not let this one be an exception!
CAP Christmas food hamper appeal
02 December 2016
We'd really appreciate your prayers for our 2016 Christmas hamper appeal which was officially launched last week. These hampers are proven to bring such joy and hope into the lives of our clients and we just want to be able to bless as many families and individuals as possible this year. Please pray for the generosity of our supporters as they consider their giving, for the centre staff and local church members as they pack up the hampers and go out delivering, and of course for the people who will receive them; that these gifts will not only be a practical help, but also show them how much they're loved and cared for, by us and by God. Pray that the hampers will transform Christmases and lives!
A game-changing dinner and a miraculous milestone
18 November 2016
A couple of (not so) little things to lift to God this week - our London fundraising dinner is happening tomorrow (eek!) and we've had some pretty major news concerning client commitments.
Firstly, please would you pray for our London 20th Celebrations and Fundraising Dinner happening at Old Billingsgate in London tomorrow (Saturday 19 November)? This is our biggest of the year with almost one thousand guests confirmed to attend. Our generous supporters have already pledged an amazing £235,000 in matched funding and we're hoping this will be the financial breakthrough we need to see us on our way to having one thousand UK services by 2021 and so many more lives transformed. We really need to just hand it to God and trust in his faithful provision. Please also spare a prayer for our Key Supporters team who have done an incredible and tireless job organising this event!
Speaking of God's faithfulness, we've seen it in abundance this week as we hit a miraculous milestone. Since CAP began in 1996, SIX THOUSAND of our clients have come to know Jesus in their lives! Isn't that just mind-blowing? And that's not all - one thousand of those commitments have happened in the last twelve months alone! Yes, it may have taken us 19 years to reach five thousand, but this year God has seriously taken the hand brake off! What a blessing! We couldn't be more delighted for all those people who are now walking with God and experiencing his wonderful love every day. Please join us in praying for every single one of these six thousand people, praising God for what he has done in their lives already and asking that, wherever they are on their journey, they would continue to grow in faith from here on out.
John Kirkby heads down under
28 October 2016
Next week, CAP's Founder and International Director, John Kirkby, will be going down under to meet with the team running CAP Australia. This is a great opportunity for both JK and the Australia team to catch up, share feedback and pray for the ever growing impact of CAP around the world. Please join us in praying for this trip, which is set to be pretty non-stop for our John!
As John meets with the CAP Australia core team, pray that he is able to influence them in a positive way and be a source of encouragement, and vice versa.
Please pray for the fundraising dinner in Sydney, which is taking place on Friday 4 November. As with all of our UK dinners, this event is a vital source of income for the Oz operation so let's ask God to bless the hearts and minds of those who attend and those who are speaking, including John.
Likewise, John will be doing a talk at Darling Street Anglican Church in Sydney on Sunday 6 November. Let's pray that this raises CAP's profile in all the best ways - by encouraging more churches to partner with CAP Australia; by moving people to donate; and of course by getting the word out to those who need CAP's help.
The following Monday, John will be visiting major donors in and around the area and no doubt doing some big, bold asks! Pray that God is with him every step of the way, encouraging him when he is nervous and giving him the perfect words to say in each situation.
JK will be doing an awful lot of travelling over the course of the week, flying here, there and everywhere, so please pray your blessing over these journeys as well; that they would be uneventful, easy and not too exhausting for him, in order that his energy can be preserved for the incredible work he's going to be doing over there.
Thank you for your prayers.