We hope you enjoyed the 24 days of globe-trotting adventures and have enjoyed learning about the countries we serve in, feel inspired after reading the incredible stories from the people we have helped, and had fun creating some of the crafts and recipes each day!
We also hope you had a brilliant Christmas and a happy New Year.
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In the meantime, thanks very much and all the best for this year ahead!
The children in Adjumani refugee camp will celebrate Christmas with very little in the way of toys. But they will be safe. The list of things they are thankful for is short but significant. Life. Water. Food. Shelter.
Sitting on a mat with her orphaned grandchildren, Awa Dakol tells the harrowing story of how she leapt over dead bodies as she fled. She has come to see if the Tutapona Empower Programme can offer her any hope. Over two weeks, the refugee participants learn ways to cope with trauma and find strategies for forgiveness – surely the most healing tonic for these broken people.
‘I love seeing lives changed,’ shares Emmanuel, one of Tutapona’s facilitators. ‘When people have lost all hope, we encourage them to believe they have a future.’
The creativity of children in Adjumani is amazing. The intense concentration and effort with which a young boy was designing and making a home-made cardboard truck is fascinating to watch. Sometimes the most exciting toy available is our own imagination – which many of these kids have in abundance.
But don't worry, you can still take part in today's competition. Simply head back to the calendar and open today's door.
‘Did you hear that laughter?’ Mary asked, looking bewildered. ‘Sure I did, and I even know where the laughter came from,’ Joseph answered, and winked at Mike. ‘What brought you here, little stranger? We might be used to heavenly visitors by now but you don’t look like an angel to me. So who are you?’ Mike didn’t know what to answer. He had no idea how he’d got there. Moments ago, he’d been looking at the mute nativity figurines and now, in the blink of an eye, he found himself in the company of two very real and very inquisitive people who wanted to know who he was.
Shan noodle, a popular meal in Myanmar, originated in Shan State, Myanmar, which borders with China, Laos and Thailand. There are different versions of Shan noodle. MAF national staff member Deeram Khong would like to share the version from Taunggyi, Southern Shan State.