Above Us Only Sky?
Above Us Only Sky? is a Christian charity which was started out of a need to try to find immediate solutions for those who are living rough on the streets. There are other charities who work with the homeless to find long-term solutions, accommodation, jobs and social support, but shelter for the homeless is limited and those who are sent back out onto the streets face bleak conditions.
Our vision is to provide every homeless person in the UK with a military-style, all-weather sleeping bag, capable of keeping them warm whatever the conditions may be. However, the sleeping bag is just the start; we aim to build loving relationships with the homeless and helpless, to meet not just their physical but also their spiritual needs, to show them God’s love and to treat them with respect and dignity. This means talking to them, listening to them, comforting them, praying with them and providing for them in a variety of ways.
Above Us Only Sky? is not just a reference to the fact that the homeless in our communities don’t have a roof over their heads; it also alludes to the fact that there is more to life than this, that there is a God in heaven who loves us and wants us to find salvation and eternal life through His son, Jesus. This is something that we share with the homeless that we are working with, showing them the love of God by meeting their immediate needs with the hope that as we share the gospel, many more will come to faith.
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Where to go
56, Belvedere Road
- CM3 4RB