A 12-strong team from Christ Church Parish, Lisburn, arrived safely in Uganda at the weekend to begin a fortnight of practical mission work at St Apollo School, Kasizi, in the Diocese of Luwero.
This will be the third time a team from the parish has been out to the school with the charity Fields of Life.
The team is made up of the rector of Christ Church, the Rev Paul Dundas, along with Audrey Knowles, Jane Marks, Beth Harris, Beverley Ringland, Roberta Thompson, Janice Thompson, Richard Thompson, Paul Dundas, Raymond Geddis, Gary Knowles and Johnston Boyle.
They travelled from Dublin to Uganda via Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, arriving to a warm welcome in Entebbe Airport on Sunday afternoon, and from there they began the next leg of the journey to St Apollo School.
They are due in Kasizi today (Monday) and will remain until February 24. During their visit the team will be doing practical work as well as RE lessons on the life of Jesus, sport’s days and women’s work.
They will attend a diocesan seminar for 60 leaders on Saturday February 18, and team members are hoping to meet up with James and Charles, theological students who are supported by the parish.