Christian Aid Week 2017
"Standing with refugees like Nejebar"
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, all they have is a tent. They have no other protection against wind and rain. There’s no school for their five children. And they have no certainty or clear idea of what will happen to them now. They thought they would stay here for 10 days, but it’s already been six months and there’s no end in sight.
Nejebar’s husband Noor describes their initial reaction to arriving in the camp in Greece: ‘It was like suicide for us. But we took the decision that it is better to die here than to die there from war.’
You’ve helped us be there for refugees since 1945, and Christian Aid has been there for refugees like Nejebar since 1945, providing essential food, shelter and legal assistance for people far from home. And they still believe in life before death.
This Christian Aid Week, 14-20 May, our church is continuing to walk with refugees by running a house-to-house collection. I hope that many of our existing collectors will be able to collect again this year, but there is always room for more!
I will also need help collecting in Fryer’s Garden Centre and in counting the money afterwards.
Please speak to Jo Taylor, or leave a message with the Church office if you’d like to help.
Sunday, 14 May 2017 - 8:00am
Saturday, 20 May 2017 - 9:00pm