Drought Appeal

Bishops James and Brian have launched an appeal for £10,000 to help those worst affected by the drought in our partner dioceses of Mpwapwa and Kondoa in Tanzania.  Already the crops have been ruined in the area and the poorest will be the worst affected, especially in the coming weeks and months when present food supplies run out.

A letter has been sent to all churches with details of the appeal suggesting that on a Sunday in late May or during June, the people of Mpwapwa and Kondoa are prayed for and a retiring collection is taken.  If you would like to donate individually, please send your cheques (payable to Rochester DBF with ‘Tanzania Drought Appeal’ written on the back) to Gill Miller, Diocesan Office, Boley Hill, Rochester, ME1 1SL.  Gill can also send Gift Aid Envelopes on request.

The aim is to send appeal money to the Bishops of Mpwapwa and Kondoa who will buy grain and have it distributed, through their church networks, to the most needy.

This year we will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of our partnerships with Kondoa and Mpwapwa dioceses in Tanzania.  Praying for our sisters and brothers and providing practical help will demonstrate our love and solidarity in their hour of need.

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