This week there is a special focus on Hands At Work, a charity which as a church we help support. As part of this we'll be joined by David and Jane, the national coordinators of Hands at Work in the UK.
The charity supports orphaned and vulnerable children and provides a scaffold to support communities in Africa through volunteers. They also link churches with these communities, such as our church partnership with the town of Amlew in Zambia.
Throughout Coronavirus, many parts of Africa have also been in lockdown, which will affect many of the poorest and their ability to continue feeding their families. It is important that vulnerable children are still able to come to the Hands at Work points.
They ask that we pray for:
- The responses of governments in Africa
- Medical facilities in different countries
- Global cooperation
- Vulnerable children who Hands at Work care for
- Care workers and caregivers
- Hands at Work UK, and that it can continue to provide support effectively
- The Hands at Work COVID relief appeal
We also speak with Andy & Heather, who spent some time in Zambia last year with Hands at Work. They talk about their experiences, and the work they did whilst they were there, including sharing some of the cards made by the Causeway Kids group.
Hands at Work's COVID relief appeal
Hands at Work have started a COVID relief appeal to support their ongoing work in Africa during the pandemic. You can donate to this through JustGiving: justgiving.com/campaign/HAW-COVID19-Appeal.
This week we hear from Shirley in Suffolk, who has been working in the garden and started growing vegetables. Her favourite song is Be Thou My Vision, which when reading the words reminds us that Jesus is our strength, our high tower.
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