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21 September 2016

New single commemorates CAP UK's 20th birthday

New single commemorates CAP UK's 20th birthday

Christians Against Poverty UK is celebrating it's 20th birthday with a brand new single by musician Philippa Hanna.

CAP has seen 20,000 people a year lifted out of debt, with 1,000 finding jobs through CAP Jobs Club, and 1,000 decide to follow Jesus through the ministry.

The track You are loved was written after singer-songwriter Philippa experienced hardship herself.

She said: "I wrote this song to be an anthem to empower us as Christians to go out into the dark places and turn people's lives around.

"I know that debt can affect anybody. You feel powerless and afraid. I experienced anxiety and depression with it and it's hard to find work to pay off your debts when you can't face an interview without having a panic attack.

"It was my faith that helped me to put my life back together.

"When I started getting to know Jesus, I began to think differently. I felt his grace and unfailing love for me and I knew I could have a new life and a new start.

"I want this song to say: whatever the situation is, God can still move that mountain. That's what CAP does."

CAP are also asking supporters to mark their birthday by taking up the 20 for twentychallenge from 3 to 23 October.

20 for twenty asks people do something different for 20 days to raise money for CAP. Challenges include sleeping in your car, going veggie or drinking only water.

Visit the CAP website to get involved with the 20 for twenty challenge.

You are loved is available to buy on iTunes and Google Play with all profits going to CAP.

As a member of the Evangelical Alliance, CAP UK is one of 600 organisations supported by the Alliance. We facilitate members' initiatives and campaigns and offer support to increase their impact and provide training for organisations on how to engage with the local government and media.

If you would like to become a member of the Evangelical Alliance as an organisation, church or individual, you can find out more here.