Restoring hearts of peace…
Destruction isn’t the only thing that conflict leaves behind. Even when the violence is over, fear remains. Peace can be hard to find in the hearts of families who are left to pick up the pieces. Communities have to rebuild from scratch. Parents live in constant fear for their children’s futures.
This Christmas, you could help give them a heart of peace once more.
In places like Burundi – where the aftermath of conflict is hunger and fear – our local church partners are helping to restore peace to communities as they recover and rebuild. They’re starting up self-help groups to provide savings and income opportunities for mothers, like Divine, returning home after conflict forced them away. Alongside this, peacebuilding work is ensuring they don’t have to fear the future.
‘The church has played a significant role in restoring peace,’ says Normand, who helps lead Tearfund’s local partner, Help Channel Burundi. ‘Delivering messages of hope and comfort that have enabled communities to welcome the returning refugees.’
This can only happen with the support of churches like yours.
And thanks to matched funding from a group of generous Tearfund supporters, this year your church’s donation will be doubled! That means double the amount of vital peacebuilding work being done through local churches – helping to restore peace to hearts around the world.
Supporting the appeal is easy. We’ve got loads of free resources to help inspire and encourage your church to pray, take action and give.
Our resources include:
- A short film you can play in your service
- A nativity play
- A special sermon from the Bishop of Matana, Burundi