The team from Christ Church Parish, Lisburn, which will travel to Uganda on February 18.
A team from Christ Church, Lisburn, was commissioned on Sunday February 15 in preparation for a mission trip to Uganda departing on February 18.
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 Rev John Pickering and Mayor of Lisburn Andrew Ewing with the Christ Church team at the commissioning service.
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.
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Read the full article here: http://connor.anglican.org/2015/02/16/commissioning-christ-church-team-uganda-visit/