7th May 2020
Dear Friends and Spring Harvest family,
Thank you so much for your prayers.
So many people have been asking about the result of the Spring Harvest offering. Less than two weeks ago I reported that we had reached £1.35 million in our quest for £1.5 million in gifts, savings and regular monthly support.
Today I can report that we have reached £1,430,000 – just £70,000 short of our minimum target to ensure the future of Spring Harvest and the ministry of Essential Christian. We are deeply humbled and grateful to God. We’re also massively thankful to every person who has contributed.
Where has all that money come from?
– A remarkable £759,000 has been given to the offering since the start of Spring Harvest Home
– This total includes Gift Aid of over £100,000
– We have been blessed with some additional high-value individual donations
– We’re cutting costs and over 60% of Essential Christian staff are now furloughed
The wonderful news is that in addition to these figures, we have set aside a tithe of the offering that we will soon be passing on to brothers and sisters in impoverished Ukraine and to Bible Society’s leadership training programme for the Chinese church.
Could I mention some ways in which you can continue to support us? If you shop on Amazon, then please use their mirrored AmazonSmile site https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1126997-0 and they will donate to the work of Essential Christian, at no cost to you. Also by downloading or streaming the new Spring Harvest Unleashed album on iTunes, Spotify or other platforms, you’ll generate income for us. Finally don’t forget the range of gifts, study and worship resources available from the Spring Harvest store.
In answer to a number of recent questions, can I assure you that most of the content from Spring Harvest Home is still available on YouTube – and we are making more content available each week. New material includes daily devotions from Steve Uppal, Karl Martin and Lisa Holmes plus Bible teaching from Malcolm Duncan. Watch out for a special range of new sessions at half term!
Finally, we’ve heard from just a few people that they have not received their refunds from Butlin’s. Refunds were made before Easter so if this is the case for you, please get in touch with Butlin’s directly after this bank holiday weekend, quoting your booking reference number so they can sort out the problem.
Once again, can I say a huge thank you to every partner, friend and member of the Spring Harvest family. Your prayers and support means so much to us.
With a grateful heart,
Group Chief Executive Officer
P.S. I will be in touch again next week with a further update and news about Spring Harvest 2021.
If you’ve not yet had the chance to donate, you can still support us here. We are so grateful for any help, thank you.