Establishing Christian values

"Love your neighbour as yourself" 

Mark 12:31

 

 

The Apostle Paul said that the law can be summed up with the command to "love your neighbour as yourself", (Romans 13:9).

 

Much of the practical outworking of loving your neighbour can be found in the initial part Jesus' sermon on the mount (Matthew 5).

 

  • Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven

'Poor in spirit' means recognising your own weaknesses and limitations. At Shekinah we want to be ultimately dependent on the Spirit of God

 

  • Blessed are the humble for they shall inherit the earth

In working with children with special needs and their families there ought to be a daily and consistent gentle attitude of heart

 

  • Blessed are the merciful for they shall recieve mercy

There ought to be compassionate empathy for the children and their families. God wants to bring healing, forgiveness and restoration where there is brokenness.

 

  • Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled

This is written in the present continuous tense - it's ongoing! Shekinah must be there for the long term. Deep change takes time.

 

  • Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God

Those involved in this often challenging work should expect God to be working in their own hearts.

 

  • Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall see God

We hope the work will bring the peace of God into families and communities.

 

** Shekinah is NOT a church, although we hope to be connected to and supported (but by no means exclusively) by local churches

 

 

News

We're excited to finally have our site live and ready to share our passion with the world!

 

We're planning to reach out to children with Cerebral Palsy and their families on the island of Bohol, Philippines. We would love to build a support centre to provide physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, basic clinical care and most of all fun and relaxation for the children and their families.

 

After much consideration, prayer and discussion, we're going back to our original plan of launching a charity 'Shekinah Cerebral Palsy Support'.

The good news is that the Governing Document for our CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) is already written

 

So the next steps are...

  • Recruit a team of 5 Trustees
  • Formally apply for charity status
  • Start fundraising!

 

Could you partner with us?

 

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