David and Christine Spreadbury




David and Christine (in a moment of madness) volunteered to help man the TEAR Fund Café during the third week of the Keswick Convention.  The convention is held every year and is an opportunity for Christians to meet together for bible study, seminars and worship.  There is also a vibrant children’s and youth programme.

TEAR fund’s project this year is called “The Hunger Gap” and aims to provide funding for families living in Chad whose food runs out months before the next harvest is due.  Mothers are resorting to searching through dirt for ant seeds to feed their children.

See http://www.tearfund.org/en/givelikejesus/ for further information. 

TEAR Fund run two cafe’s at the Keswick Convention – one next to the main tent and one at the exhibition centre (which is on a separate site).  We were based at the main tent and, after some basic instruction, were let loose on the public.  David manned the till (not one of Christine’s gifts!), and Christine served, cleaned and stocked up.  We were on duty before and after each meeting, supplying hot and cold drinks as well as various cakes, crisps etc.   Morning coffee time was particularly busy with queues extending outside and around the corner but people were patient and grateful despite the wait.  We were also the only TEAR Fund café to have origami tulips on the tables!

Although it was an exhausting week we met some lovely people (one lady was from Oakington – it really is a small world) and valued their support and fellowship.


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