We tried to raise awareness in our market regarding Make Poverty History... so we rented a stall and together with other churches were there in Crisp Street Market all day.
I was quite good ...only two arguements .
To one old lady who said that her church had been sending stuff to Africa since she was a child and it hasn't made a jot of difference in 50 years I said "perhaps we should just give up and let them die a bit quicker, then it wouldn't be a problem any more...!"
To another who said he wasn't interested as it wasn't his thing I said "well that would be easy for you as you have a full stomach...!"
Even though I said it with a smile on my face and a cheeky glint in my eye - I know it was not big nor clever and certainly not becoming of the kingdom!
If anyone is in Edinburgh for the G8 next week - look out for me and a few guys from our youth club - should be easy to spot I'll be wearing white!
Pictured (thanks to the nice new feature on blogger allowing you to upload pictures simply):-
Kate adding a woman's touch to the Make Poverty History stall! Patrick adding... well ...a Patrick touch to the stall - (thinking we could sell two panda pops he'd found).