Mark Fairweather Tall
A new project at NCBC...
In September we are starting an exciting new project with a house that the church owns.
For many years we have had close links with Hebron House – a Christian drug and alcohol rehabilitation home. Hebron provides residential treatment for up to ten women with severe drug and alcohol addictions. The supportive and loving environment has enabled many to engage in the process of recovery and transformed lives. The Christian ethos and opportunity to explore faith has led many residents to come to faith.
Moving on from Hebron House at the end of the programme can be a difficult experience as the transition is so great. For some this can be a real challenge to their recovery. At NCBC we are working in partnership with Hebron and another Christian charity called “Hope into Action” to seek to offer a further stage of care. Our property will be used as move-on accommodation where the women will continue to receive support and after care. As a church we will seek to provide support through friendship, practical help and volunteer opportunities.
I am excited about the project because it fits in so well with who we hope to be as a church. Every person matters to God and this is a chance to reflect His love and show that we care. God transforms lives bringing hope where once there was despair. We have the privilege of being called to engage in this process and our hope is that using the house in this way will be a small step in demonstrating God’s Good News for all.
Soon to be used as move-on accomodation
Read the article in Network Norwich here: http://www.networknorwich.co.uk/Articles/323351/Network_Norwich_and_Norfolk/Regional_News/Norwich/Hope_into_Action_sets_up_new_home.aspx
Read more about Hope into Action: http://hopeintoaction.org.uk/