Hemyock remembers Pakistan’s lost harvest
Village gives �1,300 to help relief effort.
Following the unprecedented rains and flooding in Pakistan, much of the harvest has been lost with millions being displaced.
Members of Hemyock Baptist Church were determined not to forget those affected and decided to call their harvest celebration “The Lost Harvest”.
Unusually, worshippers were asked not to bring produce to the service but come prepared to give financially in a way which reflected the amount that they would normally expect to pay to feed their family for one day or maybe a dinner out.
Footage from the BBC news service covering the devastation were shown, prayers were said for the people of Pakistan and a talk given, “Who’s to blame?”, on the causes of natural disasters. The village congregation gave nearly �1,300 to help the people of Pakistan via BMS who have people on the ground in that country.
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Pastor Steven Reed said: “We are thankful people, who have much to give thanks for and we wanted to turn our thankfulness into a harvest of giving this year, remembering the people of Pakistan in their plight.”
A representative display of fruit and vegetables and flowers was constructed in the church by John Bimson.
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