The First and Second Moneymore Presbyterian Churches have been on a fundraising ‘mission’ over the summer months to raise money to fund a bridge in Africa.
The churches have been fundraising to help local missionary nurse Maud Kells, who is stationed in Mulita in the Democratic Republic of Congo to oay for a bridge across a dangerous river.
At present, the only way across the river is by traversing a tree trunk near to Maud’s station.
Thanks to the great efforts and generosity of the Church members and friends an amazing sum of £10,000 was raised for Maud to take back with her.
A sponsored walk in Drum Manor Forest during bad weather conditions in August formed part of the fundraising.
Maud was guest speaker at morning service in Moneymore recently where she reported on her work in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Following the service Maud was presented with a cheque for £10,000 by Jim Atkinson who co-ordinated the fundraising effort.
Maud expressed her sincere thanks to everyone who gave so generously.
She leaves Northern Ireland this month amd hopes a German Construction firm will carry out the work to build the bridge.
Any funds left over from the fundraising will be used towards the ongoing Primary School Project in Africa.