HEREFORD CHURCHES WORKING TOGETHER

29th June 2016

The Hereford Church took Refugee Week very seriously and, despite being a rather small church, managed to collect £220. The money was used to purchase tinned fish for the refugees in Calais and Dunkirk, as this is what was needed at the time. David Bland (pictured) from the Leominster Priory uses the Baptist Church minibus to travel to France on a regular basis to deliver goods to the refugees. He and his volunteers have just returned but another visit is already planned for July. Volunteers are always needed to help sort clothes, assist with cooking and for basic support in the makeshift schools. Many local churches are involved in this project and through our association with Churches Together the Hereford Seventh-day Adventist Church is proud to be able to add their name to the list of helpers. Let us remember that Jesus himself was a refugee. May we continue to pray for all refugees and the success of this project. As Matthew 25:40 says, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me’.

[Jennifer Rowell]


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