Abbi has been working with the charity Stand by Me for a number of years, and recently spoke at our morning service about the next project she and her husband are going to be involved with.

Here’s what Abbi has to share with us –

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to send a team to Ethiopia from Boardmills. A team of young people will being going out to a school Bekoji, Ethiopia which is run by charity Stand By Me.

We will be working in the school, the children’s home, building beds and visiting families in the local community. We are going in October 2018 over half term, so if you are interested in being on the team please let me know so I can talk to you more about it.

There will also be lots of ways for the church to be involved through prayer, sponsoring an Ethiopian child, buying a bed and collecting things (still to confirm what we are collecting to bring out). Please sign up to our email updates by emailing or adding your name to the list in the vestibule to keep you informed about the team and our preparations.

Abbi Vennard

If you want to know more of the immense impact Stand By Me is having, just take a few minutes to watch this video

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