Monthly Archives: November 2011

Introduction

Posted on November 30, 2011 by admin

The Christmas Tree is an advent gift from Stewardship to you! Inspired by the tale of two trees; surprise gifts for two unsuspecting families, we offer simple tales of miracles, hope and generosity.  We hope to inspire you.  To remind … Continue reading

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Two Trees – ‘Jessie’

Posted on November 30, 2011 by admin

After a long, financially difficult year, I realised I couldn’t afford a Christmas tree. I knew my boys wanted one, but they were old enough to understand why we couldn’t have one. To me the Christmas message was miraculous and … Continue reading

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Hannah’s story – ‘Hannah’

Posted on November 30, 2011 by admin

Christmas was my Dad’s favourite time of the year and on the 12th of August this year we celebrated our last Christmas together. Dad was in the North London Hospice when my Mum, brother, sister and I decided to plan … Continue reading

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Lou’s Story – ‘Lou’

Posted on November 30, 2011 by admin

Last December I moved into my very first apartment. I was grateful for my own space, but the 1970’s décor meant it was going to need a lot of work and love to get it to feel like home in … Continue reading

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Kirstie Tomlin – ‘Kirstie’

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In my teens and twenties I worked in a record shop – yes I was that cool! My Mum was always concerned about one of my fellow co-workers who she thought looked too thin. Just before Christmas one year we … Continue reading

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Sarah’s story – ‘Sarah’

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It’s been a tradition among a group of friends at church to go carol singing close to Christmas.  We usually head down to a wealthy estate, dressed in lots of layers; holding our carol sheets and lanterns in our frozen … Continue reading

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Simon’s story – ‘Simon’

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Each year, I ask my family for my presents to be turned into gifts for the poorest of the poor in Burundi.  A goat costs just £20 and provides milk, manure and meat for children in Pygmy families.  For £60, … Continue reading

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