In July 2015 a team from Biggleswade will be going out to Africa to serve Hands at Work. We pray for them as they embark on their journey. Below are some reflections from one of the team:
My name is Alison Dilley and, as well as seven others, I attend the church of St Andrews Biggleswade and belong to the youth group called The Room. I have recently finished my A-Levels in Geography, English and Psychology and have applied to read English at university in the September of 2015.
I know that when we venture out into South Africa, that we will not be able to make a huge difference on the scale which we wish could be possible, however the thought that we could brighten the day of one person by bringing the hope of God’s love to their life, helps me to realise that it’s not about the large scale differences made, but about the small acts of kindness which can ease the suffering of the less fortunate. This is the reason for which I am grateful to have this opportunity, to be able to travel to South Africa and to take part in what will be a life changing experience for all who are going, enabling us to see that there is a world beyond our secure lives in the western world, and that there is a change waiting to happen, by simply offering an ear and showing the community that there are people who care.