Friday, 19 April 2024
Friday, 19 April 2024

Adopt-A-Child on Tour

AFTER two years of not being able to promote the work of the ministry at Bible weeks and Conferences due to most of them being cancelled or scaled back because of the pandemic, we were keen to do as much as we could over the summer to get back out and raise the profile of our charity around the country.

Several years ago, following a trip to Guatemala, we had come up with the idea of making a 3 x 3-metre replica of a typical Guatemalan house, with information posters on the walls, to give youngsters and adults alike a glimpse of what life is like for people living in that country. It has proved very popular when we have used it in and around Inverness, so we decided to take it on the road this summer. Its first outing was as part of our stand at all three weeks of the Keswick Convention in the Lake District, England this year – something we had never done before. It was hard work, but turned out to be a great decision. Over the three weeks, we were able to find some new sponsors, reconnect with some of our existing sponsors, renew relationships, make many new friends and connections and share information on our work in Guatemala and Albania with lots of lovely people.  

We also had the opportunity to exhibit and provide the hospitality at the week-long Bangor Worldwide Missionary Convention in Northern Ireland and so our Guatemala house was packed up and made the ferry crossing across the Irish Sea. Although we have taken part in this event every year, this was our first time helping on this scale and we had many blessings and encouragements over the week. Our Guatemala House was well visited, and we served around 750 cups of tea and coffee over the week and well over 1000 cakes! We even had an Albania-themed night with traditional food and a Guatemala night with real, freshly ground Guatemalan coffee.  

Adopt-A-Child on Tour

Our Guatemala House is now back in Inverness for a well-earned rest!

Another two firsts for us were promoting our Blessing Fields project at two big agricultural shows in the Highlands of Scotland – The Black Isle Show and the Moy Country Fair. As well as raising our profile, many people gave donations to buy laying hens for families in Guatemala, in keeping with the agricultural theme of these events. The eggs these provide can be eaten or sold, helping families to improve their own situation.

It has been great to be out and about again sharing about the work we are doing in Guatemala and Albania and meeting lots of new people. We are looking forward to continuing this in the months ahead.

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