The Christmas decorations are beginning to rise in our local shopping malls, so you know that Christmas is only around the corner. This year, we would like to invite you, as members of our church community here at St Faith’s, to participate in a Christmas gift campaign called, “Bibles for Laminadera”. Let me explain…...
In April this year, a team of 16 people from St Faith’s travelled to Uganda to work with the Watoto Children’s ministries. For about a week, we worked alongside brothers and sisters in Christ at the Watoto Children’s Home near Gulu. On one of the days we were there, local village people from the area of Laminadera were invited to come and receive the gift of rice, sugar and hoes for their farming - items that were purchased by our fundraising efforts (well done!). What became apparent in conversation with the pastor of the village was that these people have no access to the word of God and are hungry to read and learn from it. So this Christmas we thought St Faith’s could put Bibles into the hands of the local village people in Laminadera.
OUR GOAL is to purchase 200 Bibles (100 in English, 100 in Luo native tongue). The cost is approximately $10 per Bible and to ensure that we get these Bibles to these people for Christmas, we need to send off the money by the end of October.
CAN YOU HELP? $10 will buy a Bible for an individual. $50 will put Bible’s into the hands of a family. To contribute, please put your contribution in an envelope marked “Bibles for Laminadera” and placed in the collection bags during the month of October. God willing, we can make a difference to these people, not just providing them with rice and sugar, but with the living, active and transforming word of God.
If you have any questions about this - please feel free to speak with Ben Molyneux or members of the St Faith’s team who visited Uganda in April - Stuart, Kathy & Kirsty Neilson, Graham, Trish & Jacqueline Edmont, Simon, Jenny & Richard Fitzgerald, Ross & Toby Jones, Chris Roderick, Paul Amos, Jason Vandenburg and Tim Rodd.