Behind the scenes at the warehouse

By Magheragall Methodist Church

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From small beginnings in 1990, more than 120 containers and many pallets filled with aid have left the Container Ministry Warehouse in Lurgan, County Armagh, to travel round the world and deliver help where it is needed. Much of the aid they bring has been provided by Methodist people throughout Ireland. ‘Often these days instead of offerings of flowers and vegetables at harvest time societies will collect items from a list and offer them to us,’ says Container Ministry Coordinator, William Carson.

‘In an emergency, the team has been known to fill a container in three days. At other times the process may take three weeks, but the gifts from the public are always designed to the heart of the need…..We notify churches in advance of a container going out and pass on a list of requirements to the congregation.’

The latest container to leave the warehouse has been dispatched to Myamar, and containers destined for Togo and Uganda are currently being filled.

In the November Methodist Newsletter Anne Hailes goes behind the scenes at the warehouse and reveals the total dependence upon God that lies at the heart of this work.

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