St. Peter's Church is sponsoring Mary
St. Peter's Church is sponsoring Mary, a 5 year old Ugandan girl. Our sponsorship will continue throughout her education. We began the sponsorship in 2013 and we hope to have updates abour Mary's progress. Please check back regularly.
We have received another letter fro Mary in Uganda. A copy is attached, but it isn't very clear as the writing is in light blue ink. Here is the text of the letter, followed by a scan of it.
Dear Reverend Kathleen and friends at St Peter's Church.
How are you all and your families? Let me hope that everything is going good there? It is shinning this way in our country pre paring land for ths coming season. Do you grow crops there? How many seasons do you have?
Thank you for the Christmas card and a nice bag myfriends are proud of your love and care given to me by you all. On my family and community at large whenever we pray, we pray for you may God protect you and gives mercy to you in whatever you are doing.
God bless you.
Written by Sarah a village ment.
You probably won't be able to make out three small pencil drawings by Mary.
We have recieved a new letter and some photograhs from Mary.
There is quite a large update this time, with letters from World Vision and an airmail letter from Mary regarding the donation from the April Fund and the items bought with that money.
There are also three pictures of Mary and her friends with items that the donation bought.
Finally there is the flyer that Mary and her helper have completed. I have had to cut it into four sections for the individual sections to be large enough to be read.
Thank you everyone for you continued support for Mary, as you can see it makes a huge difference to the lives of the children in Uganda. If you wish to make any donations, please contact Rev Canon Kath Rogers at the address or telephone number on the contacts page.
Sponsor Mary Update - Oct 2015
We’ve received an update from our sponsored child, Mary, in Uganda with a photograph of her in the fields. Unfortunately the photo won’t reproduce in the magazine but you can see it on our web site (www.stpetersmachynlleth.co.uk ). Mary tells us – via a helper – that she likes going to pre-school where she likes playing the drums, drawing, singing and dancing. They’re traditional dance is called the “maganda”. She has done some drawings which can be seen on the web site.
I will be sending a Christmas card to Mary from us all this week so that it gets to her by Christmas – it has a long way to travel without the Royal Mail! It’s very difficult to send gifts as anything sent has to fit into an A5 size envelope so a little colouring book and some crayons will be our gift to her this Christmas.
Picture and drawing to appear later - sorry for the delay.
Ysgol Bro Hyddgen have been very busy fund raising for equipment for the play ground bought with some of the donations sent to our sponsored child Mary in Uganda. Canon Kathleen gave a short presentation at the primary and secondary campuses showing photographs of Mary, her family and school friends playing on the very dry and dusty “play ground”. The only things the children have to play with is a football and a homemade netball net with nothing really suitable for the smaller children.
The children were more than willing to help raise the money to send to Mary and her friends and they’ve raised £545.75! That’s enough to buy some swings, tyres, a see saw and the money to pay to have them erected safely. What an achievement! Thank you to each and every one of the children and the teachers.
It takes a very long time for information to come from Uganda and Mary’s village but as soon as there is news and photographs Canon Kathleen will pass it on to the school.
Another link as been forged.
Canon Kathleen with children and teachers from the primary campus at their fund raising “pyjama day”.