Our guest speakers this month were John and Janet Angle, Trustees for MU, Bath & Wells, who gave an excellent presentation about the Middle East and Gaza.
This was a fascinating insight into the work both Janet and John are involved in. Most of us have seen the news of the constant fighting also the 2009, 2012 and 2014 wars on the Gaza strip. Every Friday Palestinians go to the border and shout out at the Israelis; there are protestor shots by Israel every day.
Janet and John are Trustees for The Hope Christian Trust, supporting communities in the lands of the Bible and encouraging Christian Ministry in Israel and Palestine for over 25 years. It supports students and training at Bethlehem Bible College and gives teacher training and provides educational equipment for the Christian Lighthouse School in Gaza.
The Lighthouse School was established in 2005 in the Zeitun neighbourhood of Gaza City by a cooperative partnership of Christian organisations. By offering quality education to the poor and needy, this project is bringing hope and help to hurting families who have little opportunity for a better future.
Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the Kingdom of Heaven. Matthew 19:14.
Prayers and readings were said by Gill, Rita, Margaret, Joan and Francoise about discrimination and depression.
Thank you to everyone who gave a donation towards the work of the Hope Christian Trust; we were able to give John £71.00.
AFIA box donations are given by members and we raised £60.00 for
this holiday project scheme for deprived people. At the next meeting on 2nd October we shall welcome Lydia Monday again to give us up to date news about the AFIA Holiday Project
Apologies from Yvonne, Liz and Shirley who were unable to come. Sylvia gave best wishes from Daphne Ford
The Garden Party in July with Heather and Brian raised £60.00 for the MU Sumner Hope Project.
Val and Heather