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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland



Ballinderry Parish team’s three week missionary outreach in Ethiopia

Rev. Canon Ernest Harris Rector of Ballinderry Parish ChurchThirteen members from Ballinderry Parish Church are going on a three missionary outreach to Mekelle in Northern Ethiopia on Sunday 6th August 2006.  Led by Valerie Ellis - Crosslinks, the all age team comprising of teens upwards will assist Karen Salmon, Link Mission partner with Crosslinks, a missionary organisation working worldwide under the headline ‘God’s Word to God’s World’.  They will be involved in taking Holiday Bible Clubs in the local orphanage, hospital visitation and any other practical work required.  Whilst many members of the parish have undertaken mission work abroad before, this is the first time the church family has sent a complete team.  Everyone in the parish is involved - some going, some encouraging, some fundraising, some supporting, and above all - many praying.  The team have organised the following events to help with raising funds for the trip and they would request that as many people as possible attend either or both of these fundraising events.

  • Saturday 13th May - 10.00am to 12noon:
    Coffee Morning, cake sale and car boot sale at Ballinderry Parish Church Hall.
    This is a great opportunity to discover that YOU have cash in the attic.  Come and help the team make some money for the trip whilst you enjoy morning coffee and chat. 

  • Saturday 3rd June at 7.00pm:
    Barbeque and auction of gifts, talents and promises at Ballinderry Parish Church Hall.

Perhaps you need a baby sitter or would like to donate an item of talent to be auctioned.  Everyone is welcome to come and join the team in these lots of fun - fund raising events.

For more information contact: Mrs. Ray Harris, Ballinderry Rectory.  Telephone: 028 9265 1310.


Pictured above are thirteen members of Ballinderry Parish Church who are going on a three missionary outreach to Mekelle in Northern Ethiopa next August.  L to R:  (front row) Valerie Ellis - Crosslinks, Ray Harris, Heather Tuft, Jill Hendron, Jenna Boyd and Susanna Tuft.  (second row) Sandra Livingstone, Rae Gamble, Mona Thomas and Melinda Killough.  (back row) Kenny Clements, Canon Ernest Harris, Michael Hendron and Paul Hendron.