Several months ago, I booked Chris Stratta, regional manager of the Leprosy Mission to come to speak in one of our churches on Sunday 7th February. A few weeks ago, when actual services were reduced to being just in St Mary’s due to the lockdown, and Chris had been to that church already, I had a chat with him about what it would be best to do - especially as he shouldn’t really be travelling at all to preach. We settled in the end, with Tony Higgins’ agreement, with Chris speaking at the Zoom services in St Nicholas’. So that is what is to happen! Next Sunday you can tune in to either 10.00 a.m. or 6.30 p.m. Zoom services by emailing Tony and getting the link - and have an opportunity to hear Christ speak on the work of the Leprosy Mission that is supported by people in our parishes.
The following is the official notice:
“Our speaker for Sunday 7 February will be Chris Stratta, Regional Manager for The Leprosy Mission. Chris was delighted to visit St Mary’s in 2019 and he is excited to join St Nicholas’ and others on Zoom to share with us the Unconditional Appeal in Mozambique. From 24 January to 24 April, every gift will be doubled by the UK Government meaning that your gifts as a church will have twice the impact! The Unconditional Appeal focuses on building community hubs, to take education and training about leprosy out to rural communities in Mozambique, showing the unconditional love of God. Dame Darcey Bussell visited Mozambique and saw the work of The Leprosy Mission for herself, so she is spearheading the campaign. You can read more about it atwww.unconditionalappeal.org.uk Thank you for transforming the lives of people affected by leprosy in Mozambique! Chris can be contacted on 01733 516092 or at ChrisS@TLMEW.org.uk. He would love to answer any of your questions or hear your story!”