Craig’s insight to work of the Bethany Trust
Joint convener Lesley Milligan and committee memberWilma Ingram led the first meeting ofTarff andTwynholm Guild‘s new session which had the theme Go In Love.
Following the opening devotions, Lesley welcomed Craig from the BethanyTrust who explained the work of the trust which began in Edinburgh 35 years ago.
The aim of the organisation is to relieve suffering and meet the long-term needs of homeless and vulnerable people.
To achieve its goal Bethany’s approach reflects a continuum of Christian care to individuals, families and communities by seeking to prevent homelessness, intervene in crisis and sustain meaningful, fulfilled lives.
Outlining the local work in Dumfries, Craig explained how people are enabled to live independently and described the role played by the complementary drop-in support provided four days each week.
Craig introduced Liz, who has personal experience of the support work of Bethany.
Using a question and answer technique Craig and Liz gave an extraordinarily frank, personal and moving insight into the way ordinary lives can spiral out of control and the impact that can have on families.
The story they told had a happy ending, due in no small part to the BethanyTrust.
Early plans were made for the guild’s soup and sweet lunch on November 18.