Synod moderator Dave Herbert opened his home last Saturday, January 21, and helped raise £800 for our global partner church in Mozambique.
Friends from all over the synod found their way to Ouseburn. To tell the truth we were all curious to see where he lived, and delighted to be offered a guided tour of the house (and right up to the roof), but we were also keen to do our bit to add to the sum of money that will shortly be sent to Maputo, to enable the Presbyterian Church there to buy a replacement vehicle to maintain contact across their congregations. Over the Christmas period churches and individuals within our synod have been sending in generous gifts, so they should soon be on the road again.
People were coming and going throughout the open day. There was plenty of conversation, sometimes hardly enough chairs to sit on, but always plenty to eat. Thanks to everyone who provided the baking and the raffle prizes, and thanks especially to Helen our finance officer for serving those delicious piripiri pulled pork sandwiches as a “taste of Mozambique”.
And indeed thanks to everyone who came and made the day such a success in every way.