This project has been running at Trinity for around forty years.
We take our inspiration from the tale of the man found throwing starfish back into the sea, on a beach on which huge numbers of them had been stranded by the outgoing tide. When told he could not possibly make any difference, the problem being so vast, he replied, as he threw another one back, It made a difference to that one!
Motorbikes for leprosy workers to use in Nigeria
So, we become aware of a situation, anywhere in the world, where we can commit to make a difference in a small way, in a situation which may be overwhelming when viewed overall. Examples of this, in past years, have been to finance the purchase of motorbikes for leprosy workers to use in Nigeria, to finance building the base for a new community building in South Africa and to pay for the development of land usage skills in an impoverished area in Ethiopia.
OUR CURRENT PROJECT (Launched in December 2021)
Seeds of Grace in Zimbabwe
Our current project commits to finance, over two years or so, at a cost of around £4000, the acquisition of twenty cycles for Methodist ministers to use in Zimbabwe, a country in which many of the ministers live in often severe poverty and in which they, nevertheless, have to travels large distances to minister to their people. We have been prompted in this by one of our own members, who is working already to alleviate such difficulty. Supporters make regular, or on- off, donations (often Gift Aided, which helps to build up the total raised).
You can download the full document: /content/pages/documents/seed-of-grace-edited-sheila-brochure.pdf
Donations are Welcome. Please send cheques to Trinity Methodist Church: (please write one world on the back of your cheque)
Nigel Murrell, Trinity Treasurer
Trinity Methodist Church, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 2XB