To mark 50 years of Tearfund, we’re sharing about 50 countries where we’ve worked, celebrating God’s provision and power to transform, and praying for each of these nations. For this, the final week, we’ve come home to the UK.
You won’t find Tearfund at work in the UK in the same way as would in, say, Zimbabwe. However one thing is at the heart of our work wherever we are in the world – the local church.
In Zimbabwe for example, the church is supporting the nation’s million-plus orphans, teaching revolutionary new agricultural techniques and much more besides.
Whereas in the UK, it is churches like yours who are praying, giving and volunteering. You are also advocating for social change – whether it’s for less food waste or action on climate change.
Without their, and your, support, nothing you’ve read about in all the other ‘50 Years…’ stories would have been possible.
However there is another remarkable work, based in the UK, that I’d love share with you. It was founded by Tearfund staff and it operates from our offices. It tackles an issue that lots of us would rather not think about, but that needs our attention...
Restored is an international Christian alliance to end violence against women. It operates to answer two questions: ‘Where is the Church?’ and ‘Where are the men?’ when it comes to ending violence against women.
In the UK, Restored focuses on ending domestic abuse and equipping churches to identify and best respond to it.