Christadelphians in and around Birmingham run soup kitchens on a regular basis, so about twice a year we organise it. But it’s not just food and drink we take along, hopefully there are smiling welcoming faces, ready to chat, advise or even discuss deeper matters. There will be some clothing, either good quality second hand or smaller new items such as gloves and socks.
It can be an unnerving experience, especially for the younger helpers, facing the homeless on a dark winter night, so having one’s friends around is a great support. It helps to bridge that divide between our warm and comfortable lives and their, often very sad, cold and lonely lives. It makes us appreciate what we have and give something back to those in need.