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The Debt Factor

By Anonymous | 31 May 2013 | Comments (3)

When I was at my lowest financial point, about to be plunged into thousands of pounds worth of debt, I decided to start giving. I did it with the same motion as someone about to be dunked under water; I closed my eyes and held my breath.

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ministers in debt... tackling the taboo

By Bethan Walker | 6 January 2012

“As a chartered surveyor in Local Government, I enjoyed a good salary and loans with preferential rates. Then God called me into the ministry. Living by faith in Bible College was somewhat different!”. Restructuring debts and taking on a second job, whilst working for the church, seemed like the only option. “We ended up using credit cards to buy groceries, we felt we had no other choice; we chose more debt rather than allow our children to go without.”

This is how Julian’s story begins; one of a number of Church ministers who have found themselves reaching out to Christians Against Poverty’s debt counselling service in recent years. And Julian isn’t alone.

 

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