Christian Lerne

The past two days have been inspiring to say the least! We have had Christian Lerne from Sweden Salvation Army’s International Development Office speaking to us about what development is and how we can be involved. We spoke about actual development projects as well as advocacy work, which is another and equally important aspect of development work. We learned that development projects are about alleviating the current situations in developing countries and advocacy is about finding out and fighting the root causes of the problems.

It was very interesting to learn about the principles of development work as well as seeing what the Salvation Army is doing around the world and why. We were shown some pretty challenging photos and told about how we can make a difference. I felt pretty discouraged a lot of the time because so much can go wrong in development work and there seem to be so many failures. Just when I was wondering if there was any way to really help, Christian showed us some success stories and that gave me a bit of hope.

Myf Evans

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