count your blessings 6

March 18, 2013 — Leave a comment

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Christian Aid Reflections for Lent: a week for health and homes

M: 2.5 billion people in the world do not have somewhere safe, private or hygienic to go to the toilet. Give 40p for every toilet you have in your house.

T: Since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, HIV has orphaned more than 14 million children in sub‑Saharan Africa. Pray for children growing up without parents because of HIV/AIDS.

W: Malaria is a preventable disease, and yet a child dies from it every 45 seconds in Africa. Give 50p if you know at least one way of preventing malaria.

T: Over 100 million people around the world have no shelter whatsoever. Give 30p for each bed in your house.

F: Today, an estimated 863 million people are living in slum conditions compared to 760 million in 2000.  Give 10p for each home you have lived in that has provided you with shelter and comfort.

W/E: Govts in developing countries find it difficult to monitor pesticide use. In Ghana 7 banned pesticides are still sold. Farmers misusing these risk cancer, birth defects and damage to the nervous system. Give 20p for each product you own with a warning label.

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