Count your blessings – Week 3

 

We continue this week to count our blessings for lent with Christian Aid.
 
The theme this week is: a week for caring for creation
 
Monday 5 March
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimates that 70% of natural disasters affecting the world today 
are climate related. 
Give 20p if you are not currently with a green energy supplier, like Ecotricity.
 
Tuesday 6 
Christian Aid’s ideal world in 2030 would be one free from poverty and the effects of climate change. What would 
your ideal world look like?
Pray for those who are currently living with the effects of climate change.
 
Wednesday 7 
Christian Aid’s partners around the world are helping communities to prepare for and respond to natural disasters, in places like Tajikistan and Honduras.
Give 10p for every item you could not live without.
 
Thursday 8 
Most plastic bags are only used once. Many make 1,000 years to degrade.
Give 50p if you have accepted a plastic bag in a shop this week.
 
Friday 9 
Britain generates 9 tonnes of carbon dioxide per person per year. In Nicaragua, where the effects of climate change are already being felt, it is 0.8 tonnes.
Give 50p for every flight you have taken in the last 12 months.
 
Weekend 10 & 11 
Christian Aid partner CCDB is introducing duckrearing to families in areas of Bangladesh where climate change has caused rivers and groundwater to become salty and where traditional farming methods are more difficult. Duck-rearing means that Roban Biswas is now able to send his children to school. 
Reflect on your ideal world and how we can make real changes together as a movement for the eradication of poverty and climate change. 
Give 5p for every item you have recycled over the weekend.
 
Some great thoughts this week, one or two have the potential to break the bank. How are you doing so far?
 
Last week from Count your blessings I raised £4.70 bringing my total to £5.70
  • In which case, I shall have to pay you £3.75. Do you want it by cheque or direct debit, and will you be at GWNN on Thursday?