The Rev Canon James Carson, rector of St Paul’s Lisburn, takes readers on journeys to Africa in his latest book to be launched on December 13.
In ‘Baraka – Journeys to Africa,’ Canon Carson explores the meaning of mission and partnership. He shows how members of teams who have visited Kajiado Diocese in Kenya have been blessed and challenged and how this has impacted on their lives and their churches in Ireland.
Baraka is a Swahili word for blessing. This book also contains unique insights on partnership from clergy in Kenya and Ireland and contributions from members of the teams.
Ronnie Briggs, Mission Director C M S Ireland, praised James Carson’s latest publication.
“The unique quality of this book is that it takes the theory of what a partnership might look like and puts it into practical reality,” Ronnie said.
“It sets out clearly the relationship between all three partners – the Diocese of Kajiado, St Paul’s Lisburn and CMS Ireland. This book stands as a challenge to other parishes and Churches across Ireland to get involved in God’s mission throughout the world to see lives transformed by the Gospel.”
Bishop Gaddiel Lenini, Bishop of Kajiado , stated: “Christians of Kajiado and even others in Northern Ireland have been saying, we have two ‘manyattas’ (homes), one in Kenya and another in Northern Ireland. This is very encouraging.”
‘Baraka – Journeys to Africa’ will be launched in the Good Book Shop, Belfast, by Ronnie Briggs and Bishop Alan Abernethy, Bishop of Connor at 12.30pm on Thursday December 13.
A second launch will be held on Saturday January 12 at 11am in the Cathedral Hall Enniskillen, and this will be attended by Mr Briggs and Bishop John McDowell, Bishop of Clogher.
James Carson is the author of ‘Love, Joy and Peace,’ published in November 2011.
‘Baraka – Journeys to Africa’ is designed and printed by Impact Printing, Coleraine and Ballycastle . ISBN: 978 1 9066 89 43 8.