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Buy a brick and help Finaghy team in Tanzania

12 of the 16 members from the Finaghy Methodist team who are going to Tanzania in August. Back'. row from left to right - Ivan Kirkpatrick, Peter Kirkpatrick, Dave Cummins, Jonathan Rowe, Gerald Hall, Colin Kirkpatrick and Don Reid. Front Row from left to right - Deirdre McHugh, Jenny McBride, William Donaghy (team leader), Alberta Hanna and Beverley Moore.

A TEAM from Finaghy Methodist Church are heading to Tanzania this summer to continue the church's missionary work in Africa.

Following on from a productive visit in 2005 and endless fundraising, the church group hopes to build a worship centre.

Jennifer McBride, 30, who will be travelling to Africa with the team of 16 in August explained that the main project will be employing local people in Magu to erect a multi-purpose building to be used for a worship centre, nursery school, for community events, a youth centre, health care and library.

She said: "We would also be involved in other projects like supplying water pumps to develop small farms and working with schools and families for example.

"Since our last visit we have been supporting 114 orphans living with extended families and friends. We have also been supplying hundreds of mosquito nets to families: these are treated at six month intervals to ensure they give maximum protection against Malaria.

"To raise funds for the project the group have come up with a novel campaign 'Buy a Brick for Tanzania'. Bricks are priced at 10 each and we hope to sell 1,000 bricks."

All money raised is for the project and the team are paying their own costs. If you would like to make a donation by buying a brick or bricks please send your cheque (made payable to 'Finaghy Methodist Church Tanzania Account') to Tanzania Appeal, Finaghy Methodist Church, Upper Lisburn Rd, Belfast BT10 OLJ, Tel: 90611741or donate at

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