Hope carriers trust ltd
It all began in August 1997 with a phone call asking Arthur to
go to Romania overland to take aid. He was not prepared for what he saw and thus
began our life changing journey. Romania and it’s very poor had won his heart
and our lives would never be the same again. What began as a one off trip has
progressed into a life’s work aided by people like Grizelda Adams.
1997 saw two small vans taking aid and now, 13 years latter, we
have our own 14 ton truck going forwards and backwards from England to Romania.
We have also sent, over the years, a container of aid to the Congo, an organ to
Portugal for a mission school, a container of medical aid from Worcester Royal
Hospital, which was on it’s way to Senegal when God intervened and it was
redirected to Haiti. The doctors were trying to operate without any anaesthetic
machines and these just happened be on board the truck. God knew better than us
where and when they had to go. Eventually a truck did get to West Africa. HCT
now sends out aid to Nicaragua on a regular basis Congo Zambia has also received
aid. We have sponsored a young man to go out to Nigeria with Mission Africa
helping to run camps for young people. The aid comes from all over
Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Wales , Birmingham and even as far as Kent.
Hereford also helping the homeless, providing them with furniture and
household goods and then introducing them into church families. Helping to make
them “family” .
A lot of schools are involved with the Shoebox project, 2000
went out last year and we hope to send out even more this year .
What began as a one off trip has become a life's work but none
of it could have happened without the miracles God has provided. When you have
nothing of yourself then you have to rely on Him and He has not failed us.
Providing money for the truck and also the money to purchase the building and
the land which we have been working on for the last three years. Isn’t God
wonderful, and also are the lovely people God has sent into our lives over the
last 13 years. We give Him the praise and the glory for it all. Could you be
like us and be a carrier of hope to the poorest of God’s people? Can you help?
Will you help?
Arthur Etheridge Telephone 01432274724;
And from Grizelda:-
The house that we have just bought is for teenagers leaving
care, who would otherwise end up on the streets. This will provide accommodation
for them when going to work or to study. One of my guests at a dinner party last
year gave Arthur £80,000– two builders in Birmingham have offered to go out
free, to do the rebuilding. We hope to buy the house next door—one for the
boys and one for the girls! I never thought that Arthur would ever get the
money. As money came in it went out, on petrol and car expenses.
I am a local collection point—all everyday clothing is welcome
from baby to wardrobe clearances. I tend to pass ‘special clothing’ to
Oxfam. Bedding and curtains, shoes (not high heels) DVD machines (not
Televisions) and radios, beds, bathroom suits in working order, answering
machine, schools equipment, paper, pens/pencils, toys, toiletries for girls,
soap powder, dried food, lentils, pasta, rice, Spam etc.,
not tinned vegetables, saucepans,
kitchen equipment, almost anything. Just ask if you are not sure.
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