Christian Aid Week - 14-20 May 2017

Christian Aid Week, 14-20 May 2017, is the single biggest act of Christian witness in Britain and Ireland.  For thousands of people throughout the country, it's a way of answering Jesus's call to help people in need, and showing the community just how much good the church is doing in the world.  Last year the Wokingham group raised £10,954 of which £9,775 was raised in Christian Aid week alone.

In 2017 the theme is "standing by refugees".  Nejebar and her family have fled horrors in Afghanistan, where her husband was threatened with torture and death for being a government worker.  But now they've arrived in Greece, and all they have is a tent.

Christian Aid 2017

Nejebar, with her sons Hinayat (left) and Sudai, outside their home in Agios Andreas, Greece.
Photo credit: Christian Aid

Thanks to you, Christian Aid has been there for refugees like Nejebar since 1945, providing essential food, shelter and legal assistance for people far from home.  And we still believe in life before death.

We're not going to turn our backs on refugees now.  Speak to Judy Jones or Cecily Amos if you can join us with the annual House to House collection.

Thank you.

Judy Jones  February 2017