Earlier this month, the YCW National Training and Development Worker, Marc Besford, went to visit the Sandbach IMPACT Group to discuss their continuing action to support Refugees and how they were using Lent as a time to reflect.
The Group have been raising money since last year to aid efforts for a Parish refugee sponsorship scheme, initiated by the IMPACT Group. So far, they have raised over £3000 for this worthwhile initiative.
This followed their work last October to raise money for the refugees fleeing Myanmar/Burma.
The Group also took the time to use the YCW Lenten Resource around Lent and explore some of the content around Jesus' Temptation in the Wilderness.
Marc Besford commented on the visit: "Lent is that special time of prayer, sacrifice, good works and preparation for the wonderful celebration of Easter. Many people use the forty days of Lent as a time of soul searching or sacrifice. Others use the time to take up something new like good works or acts of charity. But Lent can also be a time for us to consider how we might live out our faith in our everyday lives.
Sandbach IMPACT Group have embodied all of these virtues and I look forward to visiting again soon."