Wednesday, 19 August 2015

#WonderfulWednesday

As you know by now I have set myself a challenge to be more of a cheerleader for the wonderful human beings that surround me, inspire me, encourage me and generally give me hope for the future. So with that in mind every Wednesday I aim to share with you the profile of some fabulously divine human beings so you too may share in all that they are and bring to the world.

Welcome to #WonderfulWednesday No. 29

I first met todays heavenly human yesterday. Our friendship is new but we are united by Christ

So let me introduce them to you by sharing 10 things that totally captivate me about them:

1) They are persistant 
2) They are hospitable 
3) They are gracious
4) They are strong 
5) They are patient
6) They connect people       
7) They are sacrificial    
8) They genuinely care about people         
9) They aren't afraid to try something new   
10) They are determined  

Who is this #WonderfulWednesday you may ask ...


Pascal

Pascal is a man on a mission. He has dedicated time, energy and heart into serving those who arrive at Calais dreaming of a better life. In his own words 'They are not immigrants they are refugees. Immigrants suggests they are going somewhere. The majority are not.' Despite the way the media has portrayed the refugee camp in Calais many of those we spoke to yesterday are not attempting to climb into lorries and get to England illegally. 

Pascal serves his heart out with Secours Catholique and I am not sure whether he sleeps! He was very patient with us and our questioning, he was super hospitable and very, very humble about all he is doing and has done for years on the ground in Calais. 

Pascal is a hero. 

Pascal is a saint. 

Pascal is a brother. 

Pascal needs our prayers! There is much work to be done and I asked Pascal what could we do to help. His answer was to join him in prayer. So please pray for Pascal. Long term we are working on useful, sustainable ways we can stand with him in his mission to his community but for now lets harness our sense of family and pray for our brother. He needs it! 


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