AFGHANISTAN

We have all been shocked at the events in Afghanistan and we can feel powerless and hopeless.

Here are some things we can do:

  • Pray

  • Follow David on his latest cycling tour and sponsor him by donating to Herts Welcomes Refugees

  • There are some very practical suggestions here

  • Write to our MP, Grant Shapps. You could use this site to do this easily

  • You may have more ideas about what we can do to help. If so, please drop us an email at hello@welwyn.org.uk so we can include it on our site.

We prayed this together at our vigil on 21st August:

May God bless me with discomfort at easy answers and half-truths so that I may live a life of truth.

May God bless me with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that I may work for freedom and peace.

May God bless me with tears to shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger and war, so that I may reach out my hand to comfort them and to turn their pain to joy.

And may God bless me with enough foolishness to believe that I can make a difference in the world, so that I can do what others claim cannot be done: to bring justice and kindness to all our children and the poor.

Amen