Weʼre raising £5,000 to pay for Visas for the Parks family.
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The Parks' story
Five years ago, the Parks family – David, Chas, Hannah, Noah & Luke – moved to the UK to lead a dying community church in a deprived part of Bristol. Having raised their own financial support, they began to work in and amongst the community in East Bristol.
Over the past 5 years, the church has grown from 10 to over 100 people who meet regularly, and have established various social outreach projects – most notably running kids holiday clubs, parents and tots groups, and annual community events reaching hundreds of local residents.
The Parks have a vision to not only reach disenfranchised socio-econimic groups in East Bristol, but also have a passion to provide facilities for both children with special needs, and respite for their parents.
Currently, every three years the family have to raise £10,000 to renew their Visa. Now, they have the opportunity to apply for permanent residency which costs a one-off payment of £10,000 for the whole family.
Riverside Community Church in Illinois, USA have graciously given half of the amount, leaving us with £5,000 to raise.
Help us to keep the Parks in Bristol! #ParksIt
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Life Church Bristol
Based in Fishponds in Bristol UK, Life Church Bristol meets every week to encourage one another in the journey of faith, to join together to worship God and to connect in relationship as a family. Find out more at www.lifechurchbristol.com