On Sunday, September 17, at 2pm, Kay and Brian Killick will give an illustrated talk on their recent trip to Iran, Israel and Greece.
All are welcome to attend the Ancient and Holy Lands talk at the Uniting Church, Beach Road, Hanging Rock.
“As you can imagine, travelling in such countries had many challenges and interesting experiences,” Kay said.
However, the trip also offered “absolutely amazing sights and incredible architecture”.
“A Devonshire tea will be offered during a break, provided as always by the famous Uniting Church caterers.
“This afternoon will be a fundraising time, since the church has decided to support a church in South Africa with special connections to our own.
“There is a vibrant youthful church in South Africa, where Andy Pond's son, Vusi Khoza, is pastor.
“It's called The House of Prayer for All Nations, and is located at Malelane, which is near the Kruger National Park, about three hours east of Johannesburg and Pretoria.
“Vusi has asked if the Australian Uniting Church would be interested in sponsoring some kids play park equipment that could be used to keep the younger family members entertained whilst their parents stay on at "big" church.”
It would also be used to support their Sunday School lessons.
“Adult church services often go for hours at a time, and there is value in keeping the children active nearby over that time,” Kay said.
“Quotes have been obtained on some largish but safe indoor park equipment.
“Whilst R99,980 sounds a huge amount, at the present exchange rate, it would amount to around $10,000, of which almost $6,600 has already been raised.
“More is likely to be received in the next few weeks.
“Any assistance by way of donation at the Uniting Church's Ancient and Holy Lands function would help cover the installation costs of the equipment.”
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