Several churches in the Ballymena and Antrim area are participating in the annual sponsored Tearfund Walk and BBQ at Shane’s Castle later this month.
Heather Currie, who is the Tearfund representative at Wellington Presbyterian in Ballymena told The Church Page:
“The walk will again be at Shane’s Castle in Antrim on Friday, 27th May 2022 from 4pm to 8.30pm. It is an easy five kilometres! And will go from and back to the cafe where we will have a barbecue and coffee available for everyone.
“The money this year is going to help Tearfund support people in developing countries who have been even more devastated by the pandemic and recent price rises.”
Heather went on to reveal the impact that sponsorship donations will have.
She said: “£50 could help set up two new self-help groups to train members in ways to escape poverty
£72 could provide two families with food security for three months
£99 could provide 13 families with vital hygiene kits to protect them from disease
Heather continued, “I have had experience working with leprosy affected people in self help groups in Ethiopia and have seen the amazing difference it can make to their self esteem and their realisation they can work themselves out of poverty.
“We are really excited to be getting back to doing things as churches together and to be able to support Tearfund doing great work in Jesus’ name”, enthused Heather.
For more information on the work of Tearfund, log on to www.tearfund.org