Hi, my name is Sharon Weerasuriya. I’m currently a Step into the Gap Volunteer at Castlerigg Manor Youth Retreat Centre in Keswick. This year I’m working with young people who visit Castlerigg on school retreats. So far in my journey, I have loved building new friendships, helping young people in their faith journey, and building a solid foundation into their lives filled with purpose and love.
On top of the amazing work we do, I have the privilege of travelling to the Holy Land in January 2019 with the other CAFOD Step into the Gap Volunteers, to see the work of CAFOD’s partner, Caritas Jerusalem.
I’m incredibly excited to visit holy sites in the Holy Land such as birthplace of Christ, various places where biblical events took place, which will be a very powerful experience in terms of my faith. I hope to learn many things from encountering a new culture such as norms, traditions and lifestyles.
As well as getting to hear people’s life experiences. I hope to be inspired to act for global change after I come back from the trip. I will be visiting parishes and schools to talk about my experience and hopefully they will be part of a domino effect to bring global justice to our brothers and sisters around the world.