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Christian Aid Week, 10-16 May: be the answer to Loko’s prayer

posted 29 Apr 2015, 11:47 by John Goldring   [ updated 29 Apr 2015, 11:53 ]

Christian Aid Week

This Christian Aid Week, you can help transform the lives of women like Loko... read her story below.

From 10-16 May, our church, Holy Trinity Heath Town, will join others the length and breadth of Britain to pray, campaign and raise money to improve the lives of people like Loko.

Every year 100,000 volunteers demonstrate God’s love for the poor by taking part in house-to-house collections for Christian Aid. Here at Holy Trinity over 20 of our congregation will be helping in this way.

Two ways to get involved

On Sunday 3 May all church members will be given a Christian Aid envelope to take home and bring back the following week as their response to the appeal.

On Saturday 23 May at 10.30am come to our Bric-a-Brac sale in the church hall. All the money raised will be going to support the world’s poorest – like Loko.

Loko’s choice in life is simple: ‘If I can’t collect firewood, my children will die.’

Four times a week, in a remote corner of Ethiopia, Loko makes a back-breaking eight-hour trip to gather wood. It’s a task she dreads, but she steels herself to do it because if she doesn’t her children will starve. She prays to God as she walks. ‘I ask him to change my life and lead us out of this,’ she says. Just £5 could give Loko a loan to start her own business buying and selling tea and coffee, freeing her from her desperate task and allowing her to spend more time caring for her family.

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