Dromore rector to put best foot forward in Uganda mission trip fundraiser

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Revd Andrew Quill, rector of Holy Trinity Parish, Dromore, is setting out on a 76-mile walk next week as a fundraiser for a mission trip to Africa.
Mr Quill is walking from St. Fin Barre's Church, Carrickmacross, the most southerly parish in Clogher Diocese to Templecarne, Pettigo, the most northerly parish in the diocese from Tuesday, May 15, to Saturday, May 19.
The rector will be speaking at seven services along the route, where he will be using parts of the Alpha Course.
The walk is taking place in the days before Pentecost when Mr Quill and those accompanying him will be praying to God to renew and revive His Spirit across the diocese and beyond.
The walk is one of a number of fundraising initiatives being undertaken by a team from Holy Trinity Parish with the aim of raising 35,000 to help them construct a 50-bed dormitory for girls in Nyakagyera Church of Uganda Primary School which has 300 pupils enrolled in South West Uganda. They will be undertaking that project in the summer of 2019.
"We'd love for those who can to join us for part of the route and to join us at the services each day. We are focussing on a dormitory for girls because girls are at risk walking to school and they will be protected. It's my idea to walk and raise money and finding something across the diocese for revival," said Mr Quill.
He will be joined on the trip to Uganda in 2019 by a team of around 12 people, including his 19-year-old daughter, Hannah, who was born in Kenya when the family lived in Africa while he was on mission work there.
Full story in this week's Tyrone Constitution.


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