Ash Wednesday – 1st March

LENT 2017

Ash Wednesday – 1st March

James first came to the UK 15 years ago, with hopes of a better life and security.

01 March 2017

Ash Wednesday – 1st March

From today’s second reading:

“We are ambassadors for Christ; it is as though God were appealing through us, and the appeal that we make in Christ’s name is: be reconciled to God.”

2 Corinthians 5:20

Over the weeks of Lent, we will introduce you to a number of the refugee friends JRS accompanies. We invite you to walk with them and to see them as ambassadors. Can you hear the appeal that God makes through them?


James’ Story – Part 1

James first came to the UK 15 years ago, with hopes of a better life and security. Whilst James was awaiting a decision on his asylum application, he was initially allowed to work. James settled into his life in the UK, the uncertainty of whether he would be allowed to stay was always present, but he valued the chance to contribute to the community during that period. He built new relationships and enjoyed being a Pastor in his Church.

“It is very important to get work, you feel good, you are helping the community.”

Read the next stage of James’ journey tomorrow.


Share the Journey

Each day throughout Lent JRS will send an e-mail journeying with one of our refugee friends, accompanied with prayer and practical actions of how you can help support refugees and the work of JRS UK.

Today we ask you to share these daily e-mails and invite a friend to join us along our Lenten journey.

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Jesuit Refugee Service UK
The Hurtado Jesuit Centre
2 Chandler Street, London E1W 2QT

020 7488 7310

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