Christian Aid

Christian Aid Week – 10th to 16th May

This year’s Christian Aid Week will be very different. Because of the current situation with coronavirus, it is not possible to hold a house to house collection but there is still a great need for donations.

Climate change in Kenya – read about Rose and the help she needs in the lower half of this page.

If you would like to give a donation to Christian Aid Week, please use the  Christian Aid website  or call 020 7523 2269 to donate by phone.

Coronavirus Emergency Appealdetails and information on how to donate

A prayer for times of isolation

‘For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come... will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.’ (Romans 8:38-39)

God of heaven and earth,

in these times of isolation,

apart from loved ones

distant from friends

away from neighbours

thank you that there is nothing in all of creation,

not even coronavirus,

that is able to separate us from your love.

And may your love that never fails

continue to be shared

through the kindness of strangers

looking out for each other,

for neighbours near and far

all recognising our shared vulnerability,

each of us grateful for every breath,

and willing everyone to know the gift

of a full and healthy life.

Keep us all in your care.

Amen

 

CHRISTIAN AID - KENYA

With every gift, we help Rose stop this climate crisis

In Kenya, yet again the rains haven’t come and life is getting even harder for villagers who farm the land. Rivers are bone dry, and crops wither in the fields.

At 67 years of age, Rose walks for six hours to fetch water for her grandchildren. She tries hard to give them the kind of life she remembers from when she was a girl: when the rivers flowed with water and the crops bore fruit.

Grandmother Rose shouldn’t have to go hungry. A simple earth dam, built with the help of Christian Aid’s partners and your donations, could completely change her life.

This Christian Aid Week, please:

•      Give generously to help Rose and her community build a water dam, providing fresh water to help families survive the drought.

•      Pray that, as a global community, we will care for people living in poverty.