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Weʼre raising £1,500 to Support Richard Burgess in his Christian Mission to Rorya in Tanzania.

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In October 2018 I have been invited to travel to Rorya District of Tanzania where I will undertake a Church of England Mission. The journey to the village where I will be staying is long and quite arduous, with a large trail to be made cross country by ‘road’. The two biggest problems in Rorya District are hunger and AIDS.

Typically, a Team of five or six travel to a Diocese at the invitation of the Bishop to facilitate retreat conferences for clergy, women’s leaders, youth leaders, congregational leaders, evangelists, catechists and readers. As such I am busy planning and preparing my course input to deliver the requisite theology to Christians in this place. I am very much looking forward to living and working within the community.

There is no electricity or fresh water supply where I will be working and, rather like Jesus walking in the wilderness, I hope I will become renewed in spirit and determination to fight against poverty and injustice. Obviously I will go armed with art materials, books etc however I will also be able to make an assessment of what specific needs exist in the wider and more fundamental sense. In making new friends and contacts I subsequently expect to bring charity direct to source.

I have already paid my travel and airfare costs however I am seeking to equip myself with some of the equipment I will need such as water supplies, food supplies, tropical survival equipment, sleeping materials and medicines etc. Hopefully I will also be able to fund some of my internal logistical effort as well.

To that end, I have started this crowdfund and would be very grateful of any donation you could make, however small. All is welcome and certainly all proceeds will be used to support my effort with any residual going to support those in need.

With most of my friends being ex-servicemen and women, police, military historians, authors, lecturers and guides, as a thank-you to the person who makes the greatest donation, I have decided to give up one of my most prized possessions. This is a picture of HMS HOOD, signed by Ted BRIGGS, one of only three survivors of its WW2 sinking.

Thanks and God bless all

Burge. X.

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    • Vern


      Aug 30, 2018

      Burge - enjoy helping others

    • Dawn Artley

      Dawn Artley

      Aug 25, 2018

      Wishing you a safe journey- God Bless


    • Stephen kavanagh

      Stephen kavanagh

      Aug 23, 2018

      Good luck Richard in your worthwhile endeavour.Best wishes. SK


    • Robert Lewis

      Robert Lewis

      Aug 13, 2018

      Amazing effort Burge, best of luck


    • Carole Hope

      Carole Hope

      Aug 13, 2018

      Good luck in your mission, Burge. Tanzania and its people are amazing.


    • Vicki Peakall

      Vicki Peakall

      Aug 13, 2018

      Really have a fantastic experience x


    • Alain Chissel

      Alain Chissel

      Aug 13, 2018

      Good luck with this!

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