Friends' schoolgirl, nineteen-year-old , from Dromore left
today (Thursday 25th January) for a five-month mission trip with
Operation Mobilisation that will take her to New Zealand for two
months and Nepal for the other three. To raise money to fund the
trip, Hannah worked at British Home Stores in Lisburn's Bow
Street Mall and also sold her horse 'Rosie'. She is a member of
Frederick Street Meeting House (Quakers), Belfast, and more
locally attends various youth events at Hillsborough Elim
Working in a team with five other people, she will be taking
part in a project called T.E.A. (Training, Evangelism and
Adventure) set up to help young people from all over the world
to grow in discipleship and confidence in sharing the Gospel.
The training element will involve daily discipleship and
evangelism training; the evangelism element will involve sharing
the Gospel with tourists and locals; and the adventure element
will involve taking part in various sports including kayaking,
rock climbing, mountain biking and rafting.
Starting at the bottom of the south island, Hannah and her team
will make their way up to the north both by hiking and by mini
bus. They will be staying at campsites, huts and youth hostels
and hope that the youth hostels will be great place to meet
people and share the Gospel.
At the end of March, Hannah will leave New Zealand and move to
Kathmandu in Nepal. She will join up with a new team for this
stage and will spend most of her time in the capital city
working with street children, meeting with and forming
friendships with the local people, teaching English, helping the
local church and teaching Bible classes in schools and
orphanages. She also plans to do some trekking, which will
involve taking Scripture to remote mountain villages - she might
even make it to the base camp of Everest!
After her adventurous year out, Hannah plans to start her
English or Psychology course at Dundee University in September.
Pictured at a farewell party for Hannah Chittick
last Saturday night are L to R: (front row) Rachel
Hughes, Louise Miskelly, Laura Kelly, Hannah
Chittick and Jenna Murray. (back rows) Gillian
McGarel, Gavin McMaghon, Andrew Neill, David
McKinney, Julie Dillon, Emma Beggs and Andrew