With the help of parents and friends, children from the Sunday School of St Paul’s, Lisburn, filled Smartie tubes with coins in aid of Mongo School in Connor’s link diocese of Yei, Southern Sudan.
Other parishioners also filled Smartie tubes and gave bags of coins or placed them in a glass jar in the church vestibule. Proceeds also came from the prayer breakfasts at Easter, the Carol singers at Tesco and a donation from the Mothers Union.
The end result was the presentation of a magnificent cheque for £1367.97 to the rector of St Paul’s, the Rev Jim Carson by two young parishioners at the final Sunday school service of the year in St Paul’s on Sunday May 18.
The rector spoke to the congregation about the importance of the project and thanked all who gave their support, especially Mrs Joanne McConaghy who organised the appeal.
This money in a small way will help create and provide new beginnings and opportunities for so many children in the new purpose built Christian School in Southern Sudan.