African mission for S Norfolk Christian teen
2012: A 14 year old from Attleborough with a deep calling to go to Africa is on a fundraising mission to realise his dream.
For several years 14 year old Samuel Plummer from Attleborough has felt a calling to visit Africa. This October he has the opportunity to participate in an exciting week long trip to Ghana organised by the Christian organisation, The Joshua Project. In order to realise his dream Samuel is doing all he can to raise the £1,100 needed for the trip.
Sam, who attends TLC (Today’s Lifestyle Church) in Drayton, feels that this could be the first of many trips to Africa. The trip aims to inspire young people in mission, help the church in Ghana and foster lasting friendships from different nations. The group of young people will visit various schools, including a school for blind children, an orphanage, churches and a university in Accra.
Sharon Plummer, Samuel’s mother, reflects on her son's journey: “For years Samuel has shown an interest in anything to do with Africa. For birthdays we bought African football shirts, books on Africa and even a globe so he could look at all the African States.
“It was funny because sometimes it felt like God was sending Africa to him, with more children joining his school from Africa including Gabriel Alidu (pictured right with Samuel) who Samuel befriended when his family moved from Nigeria. Sam would come home excitedly telling me that someone else had joined the school from Kenya, Zimbabwe or Nigeria.
“I believe God has laid Africa on his heart for a reason and I look forward to seeing Gods plans and purposes for Sam unfold.”
Sam is organising various fundraising ventures with the help of family and friends, including a Summer Barbeque Garden Party on Saturday 11th August, car washing with his church youth group, a Quiz n Chips night and several car boots sales. Sam has also put all his birthday money to the trip and has foregone presents this year.
Inspired by a Sports Aid programme showing children in Africa getting excited when they were handed football shirts, Sam has been collecting football shirts for years. He is now looking forward to giving his football shirts away on the trip and to sharing his faith with the children at the same time.
If you feel you would like to help sponsor or donate to this trip in any way, it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Sharon Plummer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07921859200