The team from Christ Church, Lisburn
A team from Christ Church, Lisburn, was commissioned on Sunday15 February in preparation for a mission trip to Uganda departing on 18 February.
The 14–strong team will run teaching and other activities in St Apollo School, Kasizi, Luwero, which was built with funds raised by parishioners.
In 2009 the parish started to explore the possibility of developing a partnership with a community in Africa building on strong support for mission partnership over many years in the church.
The parish spoke to a number of Mission Agencies and linked up with Fields of Life whose heart is for education in Central Africa and who at present have built over 100 schools in that area.
St Apollo School was established in 2007, but only had the use of one small building and had to hold many classes under trees.
The parishioners of Christ Church raised £75,000. Through the partnership with Fields of life, two new blocks of classrooms were built at the St Apollo School in early 2012.
A team from Christ Church, along with friends from Lisburn Rotary, travelled to the school in February 2012 to complete work on those buildings, work with the children and support the local community …read more
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