23 January 2015
Tassie Ghata visits UK

International coordinator Tassie Ghata spent two weeks in the United Kingdom meeting supporters and making connections for future collaboration.

Thank you to everyone who hosted visits when Tassie spent a fortnight in the United Kingdom back in September. We appreciate your hospitality, prayers and financial support for our work in Africa.

Half of her visit Tassie spent in London visiting BookAid founders Ada and Bob Hiley, OM founder George Verwer, Rev Fred Annin who started the Actionplus Foundation and David Deakin of Tearfund.

Tassie also spoke during Sunday services at Chatsworth Baptist Church, West Norwood and Holy Trinity Sydenham, as well as to business people during a lunchtime service at St James Clerkenwell.

“Each time we shared what we are doing people showed interest and appreciated our achievements,” said Tassie. “Many have joined our prayer mailing list and committed to regular financial support. For this we are grateful.”

Outside London Tassie travelled to Birmingham to spend time with Emmanuel Sule, currently a tutor at Kings Evangelical Divinity School and long-time Nigerian friend. Subsequently Emmanuel’s wife Joyce agreed to become a Grace & Light UK trustee.

In Worthing the Elim church organised a fundraising African night in Tassie’s honour and the following morning she spoke during the main service as well as at River of Life Church. Both churches support us through the charity Amen.

“That was a full and productive weekend,” she said. “At Elim I was expecting just five minutes in the Sunday service as I’d spoken in depth the night before about Grace & Light, HIV and social righteousness. Instead I had another great opportunity as the main preacher. Trish and Chris Chatfield, who hosted my visit, also organised afternoon tea on Sunday with friends of Amen and former Action Partners missionaries. It was good to meet and thank them for their continuing support.”

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