This week, our CAFOD representative Sue Ward received a letter updating her of the current situation in Ethiopia. Here is a small extract of that letter.
“You may have seen in the news recently that there is conflict in Tigray, in the north of Ethiopia. At times of crisis, we feel called to pray together.
I thought you may be concerned about how the communities in Ethiopia that we shared stories with you about recently are doing – in particular, Abdella and Hagos. The young man you will have seen in our Lent appeal, Abdella, lives in the Afar region, away from the fighting. You may also remember Hagos and his young family whose community benefitted from a new water supply. They are featured in our Lent appeal videos and on the reverse side of the parish poster. Unfortunately, we received news recently that the fighting has affected Hagos’ community in Tigray. We were relieved to hear that he and his family are alive but we are painfully reminded that innocent women, men and children are caught in the middle of conflict.”
Please remember you can donate by going to cafod.org.uk/give or via text. Text LENT to 70460 to donate £10.
*If you’d like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text LENTNOINFO to 70460.
Alternatively cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Family-Fast-Day which includes a Lent Calendar and
prayer card, the ‘Walk for Water’ scheme where we can be involved with and for Abdella. If you wish
to donate using the envelope, you can always do so by putting it through the presbytery letter box.
As always Sue Ward will be collating the donations, as our parish CAFOD representative.
On Monday we will have our final update from our very own Sharon Jones who is actually doing CAFODs walk for Water challenge in order to try and raise money for CAFOD.