I heard yesterday that the two of our best friends in Serenje, Bishop Samson Kasele and Pastor Bernard Ngosa, have been granted visas to come and visit the UK - fantastic news. If you have any experience of the current situation with trying to get visas then you'll know that this is a major answer to prayer. Even the mighty Willow failed to get a visa for one of the proposed speakers this year!
|Bishop Samson Kasele|
|Pastor Bernard Ngosa|
They'll be getting here next Thursday, just in time for the Willow GLS, and then will be around for another 10 days or so. The Sunday after Willow (the 16th October) at all three meetings we'll be celebrating with them all that God has done through the project, and all that we're hoping to achieve over the next few years. We'll also update everyone on what has been happening with the schools links and with our work with the hospital in Serenje. This will also be the kick off for our gift days on the 16th, 23rd and 30th October looking to raise £80,000 for year four of the Serenje project and £95,000 to add to the £30,000 we've already got to build the girl's dormitory. At the 11am meeting Tearfund will also be inviting a number of churches interested in being part of a similar project to hear about what we have done through our partnership with Tearfund.
I'm so excited that you'll all have the opportunity to meet Samson and Bernard. They are two of the most Godly men I have ever met, and have been a major part of all that has been achieved in the project so far. For the many of you who have contributed to the project it will also be brilliant for you to get to hear first hand of the difference it is making in the lives of so many people.