Many new people committed to supporting Grace & Light in prayer as international coordinator Tassie Ghata toured the UK visiting churches, charities and long-standing friends.
“We have expanded our horizons with many new people hearing about our work in Nigeria, asking lots of questions and signing up to receive information about what we are doing,” said Tassie.
“I was particularly happy to meet with Christine Pulsford, the new leader of Book Aid and to hear she has picked up her father Bob Hiley’s vision. That includes us and we will continue to work together in the future.”
Our first visit was to Zion Baptist Church in Cambridge. This was followed by a UK trustees meeting in Upper Norwood, Sunday service at Perry Rise Baptist Church in Forest Hill, African evening hosted jointly by Elim and River of Life churches in Worthing, prayer meeting and Sunday service with Holme-on-Spalding Moor Christian Fellowship, meeting and lunch at St Augustine’s, Hedon near Hull, Elim Filippino church in York, Holme-on-Spalding Moor Primary School assembly, and two prayer groups in Sheffield.
We also met with Christine Pulsford at Book Aid in Sydenham, George Verwer of OM Special Projects, and Femi Ladega, Julaine Hedman and Les Issacs at Ascension Trust in Morden. Les is guest speaker at our leaders’ conference in September.
UK fundraising trustee, Jo Ann Eastgate, accompanied Tassie on her visits. Jo Ann said “Every day was busy travelling and meeting new people. So, one of my memories is a day off in which Sandra and Chris Lemming took us to a National Trust property near York. I loved walking round the walled vegetable garden talking with Tassie about the plants we were passing, getting ideas for both our vege gardens.”
International coordinator Tassie Ghata spent two and a half weeks in the UK from 20 March to 5 April.
- Sandra and Chris Lemming's Prayer Group
- Tassie Ghata with Pastor Gale Richards at Zion Baptist Church
- Pastor Margaret Gibbs and Tassie Ghata at Perry Rise Baptist Church
- Tassie Ghata and Christine Pulford at Book Aid
- Tassie Ghata with Les Issacs
- Tassie Ghata with George and Drena Verwer.