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Stalham girl on overseas mission helping refugees

2017: Stalham girl Abbey St John has been travelling in Europe with the Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Discipleship Training School, where she has been working with refugees for the last six months.

Abbey has been shocked by the conditions under which the refugees are living, and tells her story in Stalham’s Community Scene magazine.

She had been finding the frequent news reports about the migrant crisis disturbing, and felt strongly that she needed to do more to help. She signed up with the YWAM training school, which has a refugee focus, and is about to return from six months in Greece and Turkey. 

The work in Greece mainly involved distribution of supplies, whereas in Turkey Abbey was involved a variety of projects, including educating Syrian children, and training Syrian women in business skills.
Abbey says “England is historically a Christian nation, yet currently are we trying to preserve our ‘Christian culture’ by acting in an un-Christian way in this crisis?”
To read the full account of Abbey’s mission, visit www.communityscene.org.uk
The picture of Abbey St John above is also courtesy of Community Scene.

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