Uganda mission for Sheringham church
2012 : A team of people from Sheringham Baptist Church will be heading out to Uganda this Easter to work with a local church to help repair a school attended by desperately poor children. Tony Rothe reports.
This is a follow-up visit to one undertaken back in October 2010 when the church’s pastor Bryan Pickard and church member Ian Mutton teamed up with a charity called “Mission His Way” to teach at a church north of Kampala, and raise funds to provide essential repairs to their primitive school buildings. Over £2200 was raised, enabling floors to be laid, and the roof completed.
This Easter, ten people from Sheringham Baptist Church, including Bryan and Ian, will be travelling out to Uganda to continue the work, alongside a team from a church in Sussex. The principal task this time is to build toilets, improve the classroom, and provide further equipment for the school. They will be working with local builders and using local materials. Over £1000 has already been raised, and efforts are under way to raise more funds before the team departs at the beginning of April.
“We are going to Uganda to build toilets for the children as they have no proper toilets at their school. We also want to buy food parcels for the older people” said nine year-old Matthew Mutton, the youngest member of the team, “I shall be doing a triathlon, which is a 15 mile bike ride, a one mile run, and a 250m swim to raise money to buy bricks and other materials.”
All money raised will go directly to the project, as the team are funding their own travelling costs. If anyone would like to sponsor Matthew, or just make a donation to the project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The picture shows (L to R): Valerie Ridley, Peter Bending, Rev Bryan Pickard, Joshua Mutton, Matthew Mutton, Joanna Mutton, Ian Mutton, Sophie Mutton, Alan Ross.
For pictures and a video of the October 2010 trip see the church website www.sheringhambaptistchurch.co.uk