Let us introduce you to our new friends who live in Guacamayal, Colombia!
(Sponsored by Y3)
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14 My brothers, if someone says he has faith, but does nothing, his faith is worth nothing. Can faith like that save him? 15 A brother or sister in Christ might need clothes or might need food. 16 And you say to him, “God be with you! I hope you stay warm and get plenty to eat.” You say this, but you do not give that person the things he needs. Unless you help him, your words are worth nothing. 17 It is the same with faith. If faith does nothing, then that faith is dead, because it is alone.
18 Someone might say, “You have faith, but I do things. Show me your faith! Your faith does nothing. I will show you my faith by the things I do.” 19 You believe there is one God. Good! But the demons believe that, too! And they shake with fear.
20 You foolish person! Must you be shown that faith that does nothing is worth nothing?
The bible verse above reminds us that God wants us to be active in the world: making a difference to those who are less fortunate than ourselves. As a result, we partner with the Christian charity Standby Me where we sponsor three children who live on one of the banana plantations in a remote area of Colombia in South America.
Over the coming year we will be learning more about Shaira (aged 7), Yarleidis (aged 8) and Enrique (aged 10) and the challenges they face living in a remote, forgotten community. We will be fundraising for these children, communicating regularly through letter writing and sharing artwork as well as learning much more about Colombia through our curriculum and times of collective worship.