Vicar shares Bu­rundi ex­pe­ri­ence

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A TRIP to Africa was some­thing of a home­com­ing for a vicar.

The Rev Jeremy Brooks gave a talk at St Mary and All Saints Church, in Wind­sor End, Bea­cons­field, on Tues­day, Septem­ber 23, shar­ing his ex­pe­ri­ence of Bu­rundi.

Mr Brooks vis­ited the coun­try in July as part of a group or­gan­ised by Food for the Hun­gry.

The team of 13 were based in the north of the coun­try, vis­it­ing schools and cof­fee plan­ta­tions.

For Mr Brooks, it was some­thing of a home­com­ing, as he spent the first part of his child­hood in Bu­rundi and was born in the neigh­bour­ing vil­lage to the one where the project was based.

Mr

Brooks

said: “More than 60 peo­ple came to hear the talk and re­sponded gen­er­ously to an ap­peal for money to help pro­vide a roof for a church in the re­gion.”

The cost of the roof, to­gether with putting a roof on an African’s pas­tor’s house, to­talling £1,600, will be met from those do­na­tions and a gift from the church.

Con­trib­uted

‘HOME­COM­ING’: The Rev Jeremy Brooks (back row, mid­dle) with the group of vol­un­teers that headed out to Bu­rundi

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