Find out how Dan and friends survived their expedition from Egypt to Nazareth in the footsteps of the child Jesus, to raise money for victims of human trafficking
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Why this journey?
Every minute, 24 people flee their homes because of violence and persecution. The total number of displaced people now amounts to more than 65 million, making it the greatest humanitarian crisis of our generation, (UNHCR). [i]
Some open their arms and say, ‘Refugees welcome,’ others wish to bolt the door and declare, ‘It’s not our problem.'
Like many people, overwhelmed by the scale of the crisis, I think, 'What can I do?'
I’m not a paratrooper or a peace-keeper, I’m not a physician or a politician, I don’t speak 5 languages, I don’t even speak my own that coherently sometimes. I’m just a geography teacher with a bewildered desire to do something, anything.
But I can walk.
As a follower of Jesus, people have asked me questions like, ‘Where is God in all of this?’
I don’t have a neat answer, I ask the same question myself. But it struck me recently, that the hero of my faith responded to this question, not with a pithy saying or a philosophical statement, but with the ability to say to the millions of refugees who have fled their homes in the dead of night,
'I know your journey, I’ve been there.'