November 2022 Newsletter

The Besom in Witney Newsletter - November 2022


“Carry each other's burdens, and

in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ"

Galatians 6 v2

Welcome to our Newsletter!

This month our Newsletter has a slightly different emphasis.


This time we're sharing some stories of a few individuals we've helped or supported over the past few months.

  • One lady got knocked off their bike on her way to work, and suffered a broken shoulder along with a head injury. She lives in a mobile home and was frightened that she might lose it as she was having difficulty paying the rent.​  Over the weeks we've got to know her quite well, and we've seen a gradual improvement in her health, although she still can't walk very far from home due to anxiety. Two of our time-givers have supported her with weekly food parcels ever since she came out of hospital, and she knows that we pray for her at our Friday morning team meetings!

  • Another lady has fallen foul of the rise in fuel prices. When she moved into her new home she set up a direct debit with her energy provider, but a couple of months ago they put up the prices considerably and told her she was £2,000 in debt, despite her not receiving any prior correspondence to say she wasn't paying enough. Citizens Advice are looking into it, but it all takes time, and we're supporting her through this difficult period.

  • We also know a lady with two teenage children who lost her six year old son last year after a routine operation went wrong. She and the two children are struggling to come to terms with what happened. We supported her in the past when her son was in hospital, and we gave her an extra supermarket voucher for her 14-year old son's birthday, allowing her to buy him some cake and nibbles for an evening with his friends.

Prayer Requests

  • Like many of the people we support, the individuals mentioned above found themselves in difficulties through no fault of their own. Please pray for them.


  • Please continue to uphold all those affected by energy price rises and spiralling inflation, along with others who find themselves in difficult circumstances, for one reason or another.  Also, please pray that ongoing donations of food, household items, toiletries and furniture will allow us to help these people through the months ahead.​

  • Please join us as we offer grateful thanks for God's provision during these challenging times, and pray for a blessing on our work over the next few months

  • Please pray for us as we seek God's guidance and plan for the years ahead. Please pray that God would place the mission of the Besom on the hearts of those He will call into new roles in the future.

"Whatever you did for one of the least of

these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."

Matthew 25 v40


From the team at The Besom in Witney

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