At Restore, we are delighted that we have expanded our staff team, we have recently employed a Befriending Men’s Worker Andy Ferrari from Christ Church, Summerfield. Please pray for the Restore team as we welcome a new colleague and adjust to new ways of working. Jeremy will be involved in the induction and training process and then will be focused on restarting Restore’s ‘Equipping Refugees for Work’ project.
Finding employment is one of the hurdles refugees face when seeking to integrate into our community and so we are really keen to offer them support in that process. Our group social activities offer vital interaction, recreation and new experiences. These included a recent family trip to Beaudesert Park in Cannock with coracles, climbing and pedal go-karts and a men’s activity entitled ‘Learning English through singing’ with Birmingham Opera Company. Please pray for us as we prepare family day trips in the school summer holidays, that these would enable families to relax and enjoy new experiences and places together.
And finally, starting in June, we are holding our next training course for new volunteers. Please pray that new volunteers would be inspired and equipped to offer welcome and support to people who have fled persecution and are seeking safety in our community.