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MACOSQUIN HAS RIASED THE MONEY TO BUY THE FIRST COW FOR KENYA

Mrs Louanne McElwee, Canon Mike Roemmele,  Bishop Ken Good and members of the Confirmation Group
with two of the pupils of Macosquin Primary School who presented the Bishop
with cheques totalling £1,000 at an end of term school assembly


The money was partly raised by a school non-uniform day and also by events organised by the young people who will be confirmed by the Bishop on 15th May. It will pay for the first of a number of cows for the Diocese of Butere in Kenya.  

Christianity was introduced to that part of Kenya  by the missionary son and daughter of a former Bishop of Derry and Raphoe 100 years ago.  They established a church and built  a school. There are now 39 churches  and two  schools with almost 2,000 children  which regard the missionary Chadwicks as  their founders. Bishop Good visited  the Diocese recently and learned  about the poverty in the region. He wants the Diocese of  Derry and Raphoe to renew  its  connection with  the church in Kenya and to be supportive.  The cows’ milk will be sold to provide an income for the clergy who minister in the parishes of the Diocese of Butere

 
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