During 2016, thanks to the support of our events by members, the church congregation and friends, we have been able to donate:
Bibles for baptisms in the Abbey church: £226.83
All children are given a Candle Bible suitable for their age
MU Overseas Fund: £150
MU members work alongside regional staff to enable development of all kinds; relational, personal and economic. In many areas of the world poverty is one of the biggest issues facing communities, and MU projects train people in new skills enabling them to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
MU Relief Fund: £150
Provides emergency financial help for communities affected by natural disaster or by conflict. MU is well placed within communities to quickly obtain food, materials and medicines for immediate distribution where most needed. MU groups also continue to regularly visit affected families, in their homes or in refugee camps, and work with families on slightly longer-term programmes.
MU Christmas Appeal: £80
Many parents in rural Uganda struggle to send their children to school. So what hope do the orphans and forgotten children of the world have? In Kampal, Uganda’s capital, one group of children have felt a difference through the ‘Feed my Lambs’ project – sponsoring children to go to school, providing any equipment they need and showing them that they are all oved by God. One of the children is Cyrus who is 15 and who says “If it wasn’t for the project I would not be in school”.
Make A Mother’s Day Appeal. Total: £186
‘Soar on Wings like Eagles’: 6 @ £6
Our ‘Eagle’ course helps people, and their communities, explore the impact of God’s promises on their lives. They learn to recognize the resources God has provided and how to use them to escape a cycle of dependency. This gift will help a person break free from the bonds of poverty and soar to new heights.
‘Learn a Livelihood’: 6 @ £10
Helping mothers in Rwanda learn a skill to provide for their families and communities. Marie Claire Agahire learned craft making skills and as well as earning money for her children has also set up a workshop to pass on her skills to orphaned children. She lost her mother at 28 and had to bring up six siblings.
‘Literacy and Numeracy’: 6 @ £15
Help a mother to improve her reading, writing and numeracy so that she can achieve anything. Ragaya Abusanab learnt to read and write and as well as supporting her family is an inspiring example of what can be achieved – she went onto theological college and is now a church leader.
Thank you to everyone who supported our work during the year.