We were delighted to see how our Lenten resources have inspired St Bernard’s Preparatory School, Slough. Using our Lent Activity ‘Signs of Hope’, the whole school have worked together to create an impressive ‘Snowdrop Field of Hope’!
Teacher, Mrs Perrett, explained that the display is much more than a beautiful backdrop. “On each snowdrop, the children have written what they are giving up for Lent and how this can impact others.” In addition to their Lenten sacrifices, some pupils are also taking up sponsored tasks and donating money raised to help children around the world through Mission Together.
The pupils’ almsgiving efforts have been inspired by another Mission Together resource, Sr Sonia’s Journey (look to the right of this post to view the film). This short film tells the story of Peruvian missionary, Sr Sonia, and shows how through her service and ministry she is helping children and their families in a remote village in Malawi.
Sr Sonia’s desire to share God’s love with others made such an impression on pupils from St Bernard’s Faith Ambassador Team (pictured in the photo), that they worked together to write her a letter. Their special message thanks Sr Sonia for her work and contains a promise to follow her example – praying and sharing to help children in Malawi and around the world
The pupils then posted the letter to Mission Together with a request that it be forwarded to Sr Sonia. We are honoured to be able to do so and look forward to letting you know her response! We are very grateful to St Bernard’s school for being part of our mission together – to make God’s love known in the world. Your snowdrop display is beautiful, but your Lenten efforts are even more so!