published in COVID-19Walk My WayYour Love At Work on May 5, 2020

Stepping out in love

When COVID-19 forced ALWS to change Walk My Way to Walk YOUR Way, would our Lutheran community accept the challenge and walk the talk?

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From Melbourne to Meningie, Barossa Valley to Brisbane …

…from 15 month old Hazel to two 84 year olds Colin and Eric …

…from 4-legged woofers to 4-wheeled prams … already 267 people have made a way to Walk My Way!

Heather Hamilton and her daughter Chloe weren’t sure how much of the 26 kilometres they’d manage with Heather’s grandkids Toby and Zoe in prams…

…but they achieved 20 kilometres over a number of walks. Heather says:

“We’ve enjoyed every minute of the journey and gained neighbourhood friends along the way!

The exercise has been fantastic, and we’ve raised awareness of the importance of education for children forced to flee to refugee camps.”

What’s exciting is how God has blessed the determination and innovation of Walkers like Heather and Chloe!

2,695 refugee children can now go to school –
an average of 10 per Walk My Way Walker!

If the 2,695 refugee children already helped through Walk YOUR Way lined up for school with a social distance gap of 1.5 metres…

…the line of children would be 4 kilometres long!

The good news is that in refugee camps in East Africa, ‘Lutheran’ means quality education, just as it does here in Australia … and when the children can go home, they can become their country’s teachers, nurses and leaders!

Education is a life-long gift that no one can ever take away.

Because Walk My Way is now Walk YOUR Way, you can still register to walk / wheel / woof … or simply donate, $26 per refugee child for a year of school! Thank you!