Wednesday, 29 February 2012

#cyblessings 29th February 2012

after the flooding in Pakistan in 2010 Lal Chand lost everything. But with help from Christian Aid partner CWS-P/A he is now training to be an electrician and will be able to support his family.

I was shocked and horrified at the sight of the floods in Pakistan, so many thousands of people loosing everything.  But that immediate horror was nothing compared to my anger and disappointment when the British news stopped covering what was clearly an ongoing humanitarian disaster.  There were the odd reports, but if you didn't make the effort to seek specific news of the region you could easily think all was back to normal.

It is wonderful to hear of programs like this which have made a real difference to people who's lives have been turned upside down.

Christian Aid are asking us to give 10p for every light in your home.  Wow, there are a lot of lights in our house.  We don't think twice about having lots of lights that we use for different reasons.  In the lounge alone there are 4; the kitchen has 12, plus two in the oven, 1 in the extractor fan and 1 in the microwave, oh and the fridge freezer is another 2, that's 18 in the kitchen; 2 in the playroom, 1 in the toilet and 2 in the hallway; 1 on the landing, 2 in bathroom, 3 in our bedroom, 2 in Rachel's, 3 in the study and 2 in the spare room.  In total that's 40 lights in our house so I'll donate £4.00.

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