I was glad to be able to get to my house group tonight, a rare treat at the moment, with so much MWiB travelling. One of our group had brought a booklet called Live Like A Refugee, a resource from the Christian charity Open Doors. Our time together was subdued, and when it came to praying there was a lengthy silence, before any of us managed to find words. I am sure that once again we have all come away wondering what we should be doing to address the immense humanitarian crisis which is facing the world.
When I was at Cober Hill with the York and Hull District I met women and heard stories from the Open Doors Project at Prince’s Avenue Methodist Church in Hull. Follow this link for more information about the way the people there have been working with asylum seekers since 2000.
Before coming home from John and Elaine Turner’s home in Beverley I was given a recipe book, put together last year by Toll Gavel United Church in support of Christian Aid. One recipe, for chocolate cake, had been copied from a recipe book produced by the Young Wives of the same church about 40 years ago. The book was sold in support of refugee children.
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose – The more things change, the more they stay the same.