so often with small churches, everything seems to be “us” – the need to raise finance to keep a roof over our heads, etc. We contribute to local charities at Christmas and harvest, and do the usual Christian Aid stuff, but the bulk of our energies seems to be maintenance rather than mission and aid. So it was fantastic to be approached by members of the congregation wanting to support external charities and do some fundraising for others.
The vestry and congregation decided at the AGM to support African Steps, working to provide healthcare for the 10,000 residents of Likoma Island in Lake Malawi, and another 70,000 people from Tanzania and Mozambique who live on the edges of the lake. Good Stuff!