As we journey through Lent, we introduce you to some of the refugees JRS accompanies. As you read their story, where do you hear the Lord asking you to turn and hear their call?
At the JRS Day Centre, it is important to provide activities that engage our refugee friends, especially when it can feel like time is being wasted. By becoming involved with additional activities, our refugee friends are encouraged to stay positive and build resilience. “JRS don’t only give food or clothing but they meet people’s emotional and psychological needs.”
During one Thursday Day Centre, Ufuoma was talking with one of the JRS team when they came across their shared love for singing. We had recently started to organise a choir for our refugee friends and Ufuoma was eager to join. “She asked me if I would like to sing. I said of course I would like to sing but I haven’t sung for a very long time … I joined in with the choir and in a few days I was able to sing with the choir. It lighted up my life, emotionally and psychologically.”
Ufuoma rediscovered her joy for singing when she had the opportunity to join the JRS choir. By becoming involved in the activities that run alongside our Day Centre, Ufuoma was able to find a reason to smile again. These activites help our refugee friends to build resilience at moments when it can be hard to stay positive.
Today we invite you to consider donating to the work of JRS UK. Your donation will allow us to contiue providing these activities, such as choir, drama and photography workshops, that help improve the general welfare of our refugee friends.