Wider Mission Team
The Wider Mission Team was set up early in 2017 by the Kirk Sessions of Fort William: Duncansburgh MacIntosh and Kilmonivaig jointly to co-ordinate our many links with the international and mission links of the congregations.
The team has a mixture of elders and non-elders from both churches and anyone interested is invited to our meetings.
We organised a "Don't Forget Your Toothbrush" day on 5th March 2017 in support of Re-Act Lochaber's work to provide basic necessities for refugees. We were able to donate well over 300 toothbrushes and a similar number of tubes toothpaste. We have subsequently passed donated baby necessities to Re-Act Lochaber as well.
We organised a meal in May 2017 to welcome Suresh and Roja Venullapalli and to hear about the work of Indian village ministries. More than 40 people came along and enjoyed the evening, and we raised around £280 for the charity.
We're looking for good ways to get involved in the Presbytery's partnership with Emmasdale congregation in Zambia and hope to have events around that soon.
A collection for emergency famine relief in East Africa and Yemen raised around £580.
We continue to reflect on opportunities to support Christian Aid, Tear Fund and other areas of Wider Mission.