Hunstanton pastor’s walk equips Indian orphans for school
Pastor Daniel Holland of The Way Christian Fellowship in Hunstanton has returned from visiting an orphanage in Hyderbad this April, where he was able to gift the proceeds of his sponsored 30 kilometre walk along the North Norfolk Coastal Path.
Pastor Daniel Holland, Leader of The Way Christian Fellowship in Hunstanton has returned from his fourth trip to India. Over a series of visits Pastor Daniel has formed close links with Pastor Moses, who leads a church and an orphanage in Kukatpally, Hyderabad in Southern India.
Before Pastor Daniel travelled to India he raised £1,500 for new clothes and school equipment for the orphanage by undertaking a sponsored 30 km walk from the far side of Wells to Hunstanton on Saturday, March 10.
Pastor Daniel said: “From myself, and on behalf of pastor Moses, I want to say a big thank you to those who sponsored my 30 kilometre walk. My friend pastor Moses will be buying new clothes and school equipment with this money. The children will have their new items as they return to school from their current summer holiday.”
During his visit to the church and orphanage Daniel preached at a pastor’s conference, visited various church projects, opened a Christian training centre and spoke at the children’s church with approximately 80 kids. He said: “It was particularly gratifying to visit the children’s church and see it developing so well, having opened it three years ago on my last visit.”
“I also got to spend some time relaxing with the orphans, sharing the ubiquitous Hyderabad Biryani, eating ice creams at the park and showing them pictures of my baby daughter. Their simplicity and apparent enjoyment of life, however difficult it has been for them, is humbling and convicting.”
He said: “Once again I take away from my mission trip and from India much more, than the little I am able to give there. What a privilege to serve the children in some small way! God is so good.”
Photo: Pastor Daniel spends time with the children from the orphanage in Hyderbad.