All articles by Esther Smith
Esther is senior pastoral administrator of Caring For Life (CFL), Leeds, providing for vulnerable people.
‘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…Read more
‘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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more