In You My Brother,the ‘Other’, I have seen God

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Recently I had the opportunity to volunteer working with young Eritrean refugees here in France.We worked on some art and expressive writing in English and we created together a Nativity scene of the birth of Jesus for Christmas.
Their work was presented at the local church which made them feel very emotional and proud.
These images portray our work together with one of them chanting beautiful prayers in their language as they worked.

I feel very honored to have been able to work with these youngsters, these young men who will become the adult men of tomorrow, leading the global world with an attitude sculpted by the experiences they have lived.
I have met youngsters who have gone through a great deal, who carry within them so much sadness and pain, disappointment and fatigue as well as worry for their future.
Despite all this, I have been able to open a small door into their souls, as they have very gradually opened up to me, not without difficulty, and I was able to encounter the enormous power of their personalities, after having had to confront so much in their young age.
I have seen their courage and tenacity as well as their resourcefulness as they put their all into manifesting that which they desire, with whatever is at hand.

I was extremely impressed, but above all, I had the opportunity to see and sense their deep faith, which is strong and inexhaustible.
This was a very touching and inspiring experience for me, that has taught me very much, and has yet again convinced me that we have so much to learn from one another, instead of being afraid of the ‘other’, for we All have so much to contribute to this mutual existence.
It is so much more beneficial to us all to open and collaborate, to create a better world together, than to remain held in contradiction with one another, nourishing the separation which leads us to destruction.
I am full of hope that these youngsters will carry into their future experiences which will lead them to create a world of tomorrow that is more open, tolerant and harmonious.
As for myself, I have become richer in spirit to have been able to meet them, and for this I am deeply grateful.
May we All be blessed to learn from each other and grow, Amen
May they be Protected and Blessed on the continuation of their journey, Amen.*Recemment j`avais l`opportunite d`etre benevole en travaillant avec des jeunes refugees Eritreans ici en France.
On a travaille sur l`art et l`ecriture expressive en Anglais et on a cree une scene de la Nativite pour Noel.
Leur oeuvre ete presente a l`eglise locale, ce qui les a rendu tres emues et fieres.
Ces images montre notre travail ensemble avec un d`eux qui chante des jolies prieres dans leur langue pendant qu`ils travailent.

Je suis contente, meme fiere d’avoir pu travailler avec ces jeunes, ces petits hommes qui sont les grands hommes de demain qui vont mener le monde global avec un attitude qui sera sculpte de leurs experiences vecus.
J’ai rencontre des jeunes qui ont beaucoup vecu, qui portent de la tristesse et douleur, de la deception et fatigue ainsi que de l’inquietude pour leur avenir.
Malgre tout cela j’ai pu ouvert une petite porte a leur ames, comme ils se sont tres doucement ouvert vers moi, pas sans difficultes, et j’ai pu rencontrer la force enorme de leurs personalites qui ont du confronter tellement dans leur age si jeune.
J’ai vu leur courage et tenacite ainsi que leur ressource en se mettant a fond a manifester ce qu’ils desirent avec les moyens qui existent.
J’ai trouve ca impressionant,
Mais surtout j’ai eu la chance de voir et sentir leur foi profonde, forte et inépuisable.
Cela été une experience touchante et tres inspirante, qui m’a apprit enormement et qui m’a convencu de nouveau qu’on a tous tellement a apprendre l’un de l’autre au lieu d’avoir peur du “different”, car on a tous a contribuer a cet existence mutuel.
Mieu a s’ouvrir et collaborer pour creer un meilleur monde ensemble que de se tenir en contradiction l’un de l’autre en nourissant la separation qui amene a la destruction.
Je suis rempli d’espoir que ces jeunes vont porter a leur avenir des experiences qui les ameneront a creer un monde de demain plus ouvert, tolerant et harmonieux.
Moi , de ma pars je deviens plus riche en esprit d’avoir pu les connaitre, et pour cela je suis tres reconnaissante.

En esperant qu`on puisse tous apprendre l`un de l`autre et grandir, Amen.
Je prie que ces jeunes seront proteges et benis dans le continuation de leur chemin, Amen.

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