Kezia Harrow, our Step into the Gap volunteer based at St Cassian’s Kintbury is going to visit CAFOD projects in the Holy Land in January . Kezia will be talking about her trip at the Lent fast day meeting on Tuesday 5th March from 7:15pm to 9pm at St Joseph’s Church Hall London Road, Newbury RG14 1JP . So do come along and hear from this inspiring young volunteer about her experiences. To book your place just email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01252 329385
“At this point of my CAFOD voluntary year I am filled with anticipation, nerves, excitement and fear. What I am going to be witnessing is going to be anything beyond my imagination and going to change me forever. I don’t think I can fully comprehend the amazing opportunity I have been given by CAFOD to go and see how communities thrive and flourish through their work in the Holy Land. I feel so excited and privileged to be able to experience the work that CAFOD does in the Holy Land. One thing I am most excited about is the opportunity to work with both Israeli and Palestinian young people and communities. To see CAFOD’S work in action is going to be a once in a lifetime opportunity.
What I have really taken on board is that the amount of preparation you need to do before visiting another country. Preparing yourself with knowledge and information is just as crucial as preparing yourself mentally. I feel like I have learnt so much already in preparation about the geographical issues of the Holy Land and am so excited to expand my knowledge further. The amount of knowledge and skills I am going to gain from the communities and the people I meet in them is going to be invaluable. The skills I will gain will enable me to bring so many things back to the UK to inspire other young people to get involved in CAFOD’s work via fundraising and campaigning.
Being able to share this experience with other people who are passionate about their faith and put their faith into action is going to enable me to get the most out of my time in the Holy Land. We all have a common passion which will root all the things we will do whilst we are in the Holy Land. I think this will add a unique and brilliant dimension to our work. Please keep me and all the other gappers in your prayers as we make our journeys.* by Kezia Harrow