Recently our contact person in the Steering Group Diaconie of the Leiden Ecclesia informed us how much the collection in the ‘Hooglandse Nieuwe’ had raised for our work. More than € 900.00!
During the church service Jeroen Boggia, the Chairman of Vivir Juntos Foundation, gave an explanation about the work of the Ruach Foundation. There were relatively few people at the service due to corona virus regulations, but the fact that the service was available online helped enormously.
The strength also lay in the preparatory work which the people of the Hooglandse had invested in bringing the collection and the service to attention. Beforehand there was an item in their church news bulletin and a video (seen below) which was shown during the service. And a QR code was used during the collection on Sunday 14th February to make donating easy.
We are very touched by the compassion of the community and the creativity of the organizers providing in difficult times this opportunity to bring our world nearer and to share it with people who have less.
May it be an inspiration for others!