Twenty five people from St Paul’s Parish Church, Lisburn, whose ages range from 18 to 78 are travelling to Kajiado Diocese in Kenya in late summer.
Led by the rector of St Paul’s, the Rev James Carson, assisted by Mr Stephen McWhirter, lay associate in ministry, they will travel in two groups departing on August 21 and August 28, all returning on September 13.
Three young people involved in the project, Ashlea Thompson, Mark McCarthy and Mark Nettleship, all attended Wallace High School in Lisburn and the school decided to lend its support to the project by raising £3,000 towards the cost of a motor-bike for use in Kajiado Diocese.
This cheque was presented to St Paul’s at a church service on Sunday June 14. In attendance from the school were the Principal Mrs A McBride and Miss Grace Bill and both offered their best wishes to all who were travelling with the group and were encouraged by what was happening.
The St Paul’s team to Kajaido has four main aims:
to provide the motor-bikes for use by the Diocese, six having been purchased
to help build a School for Maasai girls
to learn from and have fellowship with the people there
to extend links in a tangible way in the future
If anyone would like to support the project in prayer the Rev Jim Carson would be happy to send on a prayer card to them.