40 days to Lent Family Fast Day: Come to a briefing.

CAFOD Family Fast Day is on the 23rd February. It’s time to get ready for the talks in parishes. Come to a briefing to discover more and be ready. Get a flavour now and meet Marian and her family from Zimbabwe.

Marian stands proudly with other members of Chinyama community vegetable garden, holding her two-month-old baby girl Talent.

Marian stands proudly with other members of Chinyama community vegetable garden, holding her two-month-old baby girl Talent.

This year Lent Family Fast Day is taking you on a journey to Zimbabwe. Marian and her two sons, the family we follow, go from malnourishment – to hope and wellbeing. Explore this year’s story . This journey is made possible by your kind donations. Let’s work together to end the malnutrition that takes the lives of three million children every year.

Marian’s 1st son Tawanda grew up malnourished, too weak to move around. Now he is a blossoming vegetable farmer who has grown in confidence and health. Svondo the 2nd son aged 7 years old, escaped the pangs of hunger as he is fed with the vegetables and beans that his mother grows. Svondo loves peanut butter – who doesn’t!

Marian successfully grows enough to sustain her family and thanks to little Svondo who fetches the water, the garden is well looked after.

This Lent your donations will have an even bigger value as the UK Government is matching donations – up the value of £5 million. Discover more about match funding.

This is your invitation to join us for the Family Lent briefings:

When
Where
Time
Thursday 18 January
19:30 – 21:00
Saturday 20 January
 
CENTRAL LONDON 
10:00 – 12:30
Thursday 25th January
11:30 – 13:30
Saturday 27th January
10:00 – 14:30

This Lent join us in fasting, praying and giving. We are the body of Christ in this world and as Jesus gave his life for us, so too we are called to live our lives for others.

Please book on one of the briefings today by:.
  • Clicking on the links above and register online
  • or email us at southwark@cafod.org.uk
  • or call the Southwark Volunteer Centre on 020 8466 9901

You can find all of your Lent Family Fast Day briefings online.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s