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All articles by Esther Smith

Esther is senior pastoral administrator of Caring For Life (CFL), Leeds, providing for vulnerable people.

News

August 2020
News > Society

Caring for Life innovates under lockdown

‘Hands on’ support of vulnerable people characterises the ministry of Caring For Life, but the lockdown has compelled the charity to adapt and innovate. The charity’s mission is to share the love of Christ by providing housing, support, and a range of lively daytime activity projects to society’s marginalised and needy. However, since March…

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News

December 2018
News > Society

Light has dawned

‘The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned’. This beautiful verse, from chapter 9 of Isaiah’s Old Testament prophecy, is set within a wonderful passage often read at Christmas. It describes the coming of the Messiah. The…

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News

February 2017
News

30 years of sharing the love of Jesus

As Evangelical Times celebrates its 50th anniversary, Caring For Life (CfL) is looking back over 30 years of sharing the love of Jesus, and is in awe at God’s goodness. It was in the late 1980s that a crisis facing cities across the UK began to come to light: a huge surge in homelessness…

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News

September 2016
News > Youth Features

Caring For Life – compassion in action

Esther Smith, senior pastoral admin-istrator of Caring For Life (CFL) writes: CFL is supporting an ever-increasing number of extremely vulnerable people, and right now, some of the youngest are having a really tough time.’ They are simply lost, due to a dire shortage of safe housing and ongoing cuts to the welfare support available…

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Article

December 2014
Evangelistic

A Christmas letter

As Christmas approaches, some children write a letter to Father Christmas, ensuring he knows their wish list! At a Caring For Life (CFL) Supporters’ Day in September, one young lady who is supported by CFL read out a letter of a very different sort. Karen was referred to CFL by her parents when she…

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