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Lisa and Jan from Christ Church Parish speak about their missionary work in Uganda.

Lisa Megarry (left) and Jan Knowles (right) recently returned from missionary outreach work in Uganda, are pictured with the Rector, the Rev Paul Dundas at morning worship at Christ Church Parish on Sunday 10th September. The Rev. Diane Matchett (left) and the Parish’s praise group - ‘Salt’, led the praise at Christ Church Parish, Lisburn on Sunday 10th September.

Lisa Megarry (left) and Jan Knowles (right) recently returned from missionary outreach work in Uganda, are pictured with the Rector, the Rev Paul Dundas at morning worship at Christ Church Parish on Sunday 10th September.

The Rev. Diane Matchett (left) and the Parish’s praise group - ‘Salt’, led the praise at Christ Church Parish, Lisburn on Sunday 10th September.

During morning worship at Christ Church Parish, Lisburn on Sunday 10th September, two young members of the congregation - Lisa Megarry and Jan Knowles gave an overview of their recent missionary outreach work in Uganda in the summer using a slide and video presentation. The Rector, the Rev Paul Dundas led the service and in commended Lisa and Jan on being such fine ambassadors for the church, spoke about how their work in sharing the Good News in Uganda, had changed their Christian life. The Rev. Diane Matchett and the Parish’s praise group - ‘Salt’, led the praise.

Lisa Megarry left on the 31st July with eleven others for a two-week mission to Uganda with ‘Ignite’. Based in a remote village just outside Kampala, she was involved in children’s ministry, health education and baby clinics and also to helped to paint a school. The team were welcomed with open arms and anything they did, no matter how small or insignificant, was really appreciated by the people in the village. Lisa’s lasting memory of Africa is the warmth of the Ugandan people and their generosity of spirit. She feels truly blessed at having had this opportunity and looking back on it all she feels that she has received far more than she could ever have given. Lisa hopes to go back to Uganda some day.

Jan Knowles, was one of a team of 32 members and friends of Glenavy Parish Churches who left on Sunday 9th July and divided into three sub-teams to carry out medical, construction and schools’ work for Fields of Life. Jan was one of the 13-strong school team and during the two weeks she was involved in conducing a summer-school programme at Tabiro Primary School, which was financed by the parish of Drummaul (near Randlestown) and built by Fields of Life in 2003. During the second week Jan and her team conduced a summer-school programme at the Vision Global Academy in Tororo where they were joined by the Glenavy construction team.

Both Lisa and Jan concluded their talks by emphasising the importance of sponsoring a child.