One of the most important aspects of the work of Church on the Bus is the support that our volunteers provide. This outreach takes many forms:
- One-to-one prayer and emotional support.
- accompanying people to court appearances.
- helping with filling out forms.
- hospital visits.
- taking people shopping.
- assistance with trying to find housing.
- enjoying coffee or a meal together.
- writing character references to solicitors.
- accompanying people to Job Centre interviews.
- encouraging participation in events at local churches.
Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you? The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me’ (Matthew 25 v34-40)