Plain Talking – Episode 12
In this episode of Plain Talking (our final podcast for 2022), Gethin chats to Jessica Foster, Head of Church Engagement at The Trussell Trust, who support a nationwide network of food banks and offer help to people locked in poverty for whatever reason. At this time of great need, Jessica outlines how local churches can get more involved with food banks – and also get rid of the ‘undeserving poor’ narrative often prevalent in church congregations.
Gethin then talks with Rev Nan Powell-Davies, General Secretary of the Presbyterian Church of Wales, about their involvement with the UK Government’s Home For Ukraine scheme in general, and the church’s Trefeca centre involvement in particular. Rev Nan talks about how a large group of Ukranians were given hospitality in this celebrated place of worship and prayer in the Welsh hills. (You can read Gethin’s accompanying article in the latest issue of The Plain Truth magazine.)
And finally, we hear from Brother David Jardine. In this podcast, Brother David reflects on his life and ministry. In his message, he emphasises the need for us to give Jesus his rightful place at this time of the year. He ends with a Christmas message of hope from which we can all draw comfort and peace.