The power of a stranger
D found himself in debt following a back injury that prevented him from working. When our partners at CAP (Christians Against Poverty) Debt Centre in Northampton first began supporting D, he was sleeping in his van. Without any disposable income and numerous debts he had no means of making any progress in finding a place to live. D's best course of action was to apply for a Debt Relief Order.
With no surplus income, D had no means of paying the £90 fee for a DRO. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the fee was raised and D was able to secure a DRO. He recently sent this incredibly moving thank you message explaining the far reaching impact of this donation:
"This is the hardest thing I think I've had to write in a very long time. To refer to you as "Acts 435 donor" seems so strange because I don't know your name, but you too never knew mine and yet you went out of your way to help me. Thank you just doesn't seem to say or mean what I'd like it to. In comparison to what it meant and felt to me. The burden and weight that yourselves and Christians Against Poverty have taken off me - words cannot describe, it's like I can breathe again for the first time in so long. Things suddenly don't seem so dark and lonely. You and CAP have shown me the power of a stranger, and how it really touches you deeper than I could have imagined. This gift will stay with me for the rest of my life now and where I can I will pass this gift on in whatever way I can even if it's buying a homeless man a sandwich or helping someone who has fallen. So once more I'll say thank you to you all for everything you do, for all those people you'll never meet..."
Thank you to Christians Against Poverty, Northampton, for supporting D, we're so thankful he was able to receive this life transforming support.