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Serenje

We are in the middle of a Serenje focus at Kerith! We were hugely blessed by the visit from our Serenje friends, Bishop Samson Kasele and Pastor Bernard Ngosa. Two Sundays ago, we spent each of the meetings celebrating all that we have done together, and were priviileged to have our partner Tearfund's CEO, Matthew Frost also with us. 

Now we are in the middle of three Gift Days! We are aiming to raise £170,000.
£90,000 is the remaining money needed to build the Girls Dormitory.
£80,000 will fund the fourth year of the project, and will pay for:

3000   Orphans and vulnerable children supported with uniform and food to go    to school
1000   Farming families given training and seeds
  117   Volunteers trained to visit and support those living with HIV in their community
    50   Church leaders; and 60 Community leaders given leadership training

This week, as perhaps we eat rice and beans; or eat more simply; or cut out meat or luxuries; or whatever we do, let's allow these statistics to build faith in us.
Let's talk about the project and the people in Serenje. 
Let's pray.
Let's give.

For more about Serenje
http://www.kerith.co.uk/ - on the front page this week, you'll find photos, video and articles about Serenje. Also articles about Prokect 125 (the girls' dormitory) and you can also give to the Gift Days online here.
Serenje blog - Why not subscribe to this Kerith blog written by Zoe Hayes, so you can keep up to date with all that's happening?
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