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St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Aylesford
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Christian Aid Week 11 - 17 May
Posted by on Sunday, May 11, 2014
Under: Christian Aid
War, tears, lives apart
Love can help piece them back together
'The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer . . . in whom I take refuge.' Samuel 22:2-3
For a growing number of people across the world, the horror of war is a part of daily life.
Right now, fuelled by the devastating violence in both Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the numbers of people driven from their homes by war is on the rise.
It stands at 42 million people - an appalling statistic and a strain on the conscience of humanity. We can't turn our backs. We must act now.
The good news is that our churches can make a real difference.
Last year, a magnificent 20,000 churches across the country helped raise over £12 million for Christian Aid Week.
Together we can send people living in fear this message: you are not alone. We're with you, helping you to rebuild your lives and working for peace.
Imagine what such an expression of love would mean to people searching for the strength to cope with the devastation of war and how it could help to drive out their fear.
Demonstrate God's love for those living in poverty and show how much good the church is doing in the world this Christian Aid Week. Be an instrument of God's peace. Cive, act and pray this Christian Aid Week.
Together we can reach the 42 million people caught up in conflict and help them live a life from fear.
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