TLM NI is holding a number of events from 3-6 October to celebrate the completion of the renovation of buildings and construction of a new ward at a hospital in Ekpene Obom, Nigeria. More than £300,000 has been raised from churches and individuals in Northern Ireland over the past five years in support of this work. The new ward has been built in memory of Dr Esther Davies, a missionary from Portadown who served in Ekpene Obom for over 50 years.
Our guest speaker at these events will be Jannine Ebenso, The Leprosy Mission International’s Head of Quality Assurance. Jannine has almost 30 years’ experience working with people affected by leprosy and disabilities, mainly in Africa. She was a physiotherapist and disability officer with The Leprosy Mission Nigeria in Ekpene Obom for over 12 years.
We would love you to join us for these celebratory and informative events:
3pm, Albert Bridge Congregational Church, Belfast
An evening celebrating TLM’s work in Nigeria
7.30pm, Moyallon Centre, Portadown
Jannine will also be speaking at Seagoe Parish Church, Portadown (Harvest Service) on Sunday 6th October at 7pm. Everyone welcome to attend!
Movilla Abbey, Newtownards
Seymour Street Methodist Church, Lisburn
Light in the Darkness: Advent carols and global stories
7pm, St Mark's Armagh
Make 2019 a year of action: put a date in your diary to bring friends, family, neighbours, your church or small group together to enjoy tea, coffee and cake and make a difference to the lives of leprosy-affected people by raising funds for and awareness of The Leprosy Mission's work.
If five people held a coffee morning and raised £200 each, it would have a big impact on our work. £1,000 could buy building materials for a low-cost house for a leprosy-affected person.
You can contact us to let us know about your event, and to request any resources or information you'll need!
Last year we held a fantastic Taste of India event at Seagoe Parish Church in Portadown, attended by over 140 people who enjoyed Indian cuisine and dancing.
And the good news is you don't have to wait until next year to take part in the next one. We want to encourage you to hold your own Taste of India event in your own church or community to raise awareness of leprosy and to raise funds that could bring life-changing holistic treatment to many more leprosy-affected people in India.
We can provide you with all the resources you need to help you run a fun and informative evening. Get in touch with the office to find out more: fill in the contact form or call us on 028 9262 9500.