Lound’s bread and cheese ‘Lent Lunch’ will take place on FRIDAY 22nd MARCH in Lound Village Hall, from 12 noon – 2 pm.
We will be supporting the Bishop of Norwich’s Lent Appeal, and the continuing missionary work in Papua, New Guinea.
Due to the mountainous nature of the country, all but very local travel is made by air and the limitations and expense of travel mean that students must live on-campus with their families. Family life centres around the wind-house which is the coolest way to spend the day but sleeping accommodation and toilet facilities are provided in small chalets.
Most of the student houses at Newton Theological College are in great need of refurbishment and nearly all need significant repair, but the primary need is to provide them with clean water from rainwater tanks and to reconnect toilets to septic tanks. The sinking of a new bore earlier this year will also supplement the surface water provision.
It will cost around PGK 2,000 (around £400) to install a water tank between every two student houses and the 2024 Bishop’s Lent Appeal aims to raise to raise enough to provide twenty-five tanks between fifty student homes.
The Principal of Newton College, Archbishop Jeffrey Driver, writes: “Theological education should never simply be an academic abstraction, and in places like Papua New Guinea there must be a strong link between the disciplines of theology and the needs of community development. This means that Newton College has been consistently involved with a range of practical programmes in areas like health and adult literacy.”
The Bishop of Norwich, Graham Usher, writes: “Your donations and fundraising will enable ordinands and their families to thrive, so supporting the next generation of Christian leaders in Papua New Guinea to have the best possible start with their training.”
PLEASE COME, BRING YOUR FRIENDS, EAT A LITTLE AND GIVE A LOT!
We look forward to seeing you all.