We are constantly bombarded with negative stories: news of wars, famines, disasters, and man’s inhumanity to man.
Perhaps more pervasive are everyday examples of our inability to co-operate and work together to help the vulnerable or protect the environment.
In the dark days at the end of winter, it can be hard to focus on what is good. But Lent is a period of preparation for resurrection and new life.
Kayleigh became homeless at the age of 17. In spite of all that she has been through, she wants to pass on a message of gratitude and hope:
“You see so much tragedy and fake news, but that’s not all that’s out there. You need to show people there is a better world, there are communities and people helping each other.”
Kayleigh reminds us that we can have hope through difficult times, and spread that message to others. She is also a symbol of the impact of your support, which shows people who may have lost all hope that there are others out there who still care about them.
Your funding not only helps young women like Kayleigh achieve their aspirations. It also provides new socks and toiletries for people who have just come off the street with nothing. It gives them access to resources such as arts and crafts materials for fun and therapeutic crafting sessions. And it means that when they are ready to live independently, they can buy vital furnishings to make their house a home.
“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.”
You can also download a devotional prayer card to remind you during Lent that new life is possible and all around us.