Monday, 15 December 2008

A child in Ecuador

Bishop Edward King Church (BEK) on the Willows sponsored a child in Ecuador through Tear Fund, and St Michael’s has continued to do so since BEK closed and its members joined St Michael’s. This isn’t as well known in the parish as it might be, although letters arrive and are sent via Tear Fund quite regularly. So discovering something about this link will be one of the things available to those who come to the first First Sunday Thing. Keeping the church facing outwards to the concerns of the world (rather than inwards on itself) seems an imporant aim, and it is good to build this into the First Sunday Thing from the start. Her name is Delia, she is a farmer’s daughter, and she is now 13.

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