Beacon House Ministries is a Christian charity, based in Colchester, that was established to help homeless people, those in insecure accommodation and those at high risk of homelessness. They offer a wide range of support services providing a necessary and vital lifeline to people who are homeless or in vulnerable tenancies. They provide practical support: showers, food, clothing and a nurse-led clinic. They air to support people with a range of creative and personalised activities to get them into housing and employment.
The Van de Ruit family are Missionaries in Africa, and we have been supporting them for 25 years. They were in Uganda for many years and are now in South Africa, but plan to go back to Uganda. In Uganda they helped set up Veritas College, a leadership training ministry, which aimed to provide theological training within the local churches, making the much-needed training affordable, accessible. This training reached every corner of Uganda, working in local languages, training trainers who in turn trained other leaders and as such the ministry reached thousands of churches providing their leaders with the skills to handle the word of God correctly. They were also part of a team that started Kampala International Church in their home - this grew to over 100 adults and children. They are now working in South Africa with Joshua Generation Churches in the Western Cape