AME Church Donates US$3,000 to Sierra Leone Mudslide Victims

first_imgThe Eliza Turner African Methodist Episcopal Church on Camp Johnson Road, over the weekend donated the amount of US$3,000 to the Sierra Leone Embassy in Monrovia for survivors of the recent environmental catastrophe in Freetown that left about 500 residents dead.Alvin E. Attah, head Pastor of the church, said the gesture is aimed at identifying with the people of neighboring Sierra Leone, where there are many AME Churches that are part of the 14th Episcopal District in seven West African countries.Presenting the money formally at the Sierra Leone Embassy, Mr. Attah said the 14th Episcopal District had already identified with the AME Church in Sierra Leone, so Eliza Turner AME Church in Monrovia decided to go a step further, noting that victims of the incident include people from other denominations and religions so this is the church’s own way of identifying with the Government of Sierra Leone “to let them know that when they are crying, we are also crying, when they are in need, we are also in need.”Rev. Attah noted that the mission of the Church is not only to minister to the spiritual needs of people, but also to seen human kind as one big family therefore, we have come with the love of Jesus to our brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers”, he said.In the early hours of Monday, August 14, 2017, Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone located in the 14th Episcopal District where E. Earl McCloud, Jr. presides as Bishop, was hit by heavy rain, followed by an unprecedented mudslides and massive flooding.The area has suffered incredible devastation. To-date, more than four hundred (400) people have lost their lives, and over the next five (5) years it is anticipated that more bodies will wash up on the Atlantic shore from this human tragedy. Meanwhile, Head Chancery at the Sierra Leone Embassy here, Dr. Roseline I. Turay, thanked the church for coming to the aid of the people of Sierra Leone, assuring that the money will be forwarded to the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GAA NEWS: KAVANAGH’S TOWERING DISPLAY HELPS ST EUNAN’S TO WIN OVER GLENSWILLY

first_imgThe St Eunan’s U-14 girls who defeated Glenswilly on Tuesday eveningIt was a good weekend for the Seniors and Reserves with both teams getting two wins over the Easter weekend.The Seniors had to come from behind victory on Friday over Gaoth Dobhair and then on Sunday they travelled to the Glen and despite finishing with 13 men, a young team showed a lot of character in a very intimidating atmosphere to run out winners by 3-13 to 1-07.Rory Kavanagh gave a towering display despite the sad passing of his beloved grandmother earlier in the week. The Reserves continued their good start as well with a good win over the Gaoth Dobhair men on Friday before winning by the minimum in the Glen on Sunday.The Senior Hurlers claimed another good victory in the Ulster Táin League Div. 3 against Aodh Ruadh on Easter Monday and they take on MacCumhaills this Saturday in Ballybofey.The Juniors began their Div. 5 league season with a good win over Ardara after a strong finish to the game. They host MacCumhaills this Saturday evening with a 7pm throw-in.The Senior Ladies get their league campaign underway with an away game against newly promoted Milford this Wednesday (23rd). All support welcome (7pm throw-in). The Minor Boys footballers defeated Letterkenny Gaels on Monday night in the Northern League q-finals and travel to Burt on Wednesday evening for their semi-final.The U14 Boys Northern League q-finals are set for this week with the B team at home to Gaels with a 5:15pm throw-in on Friday. The A team are also at home to Carndonagh and it looks like this game may be moved to Monday evening – keep an eye on social media for updates.The U14 girls began their league campaign on Tuesday night away to Glenswilly and had a good victory. Training is in the park on Thursday at 4.45pm to 6pm. They are at home to Milford next Tuesday (April 29th) throw-in at 6:15pm.The young national school camogie players put in good displays in their challenge games against Burt in the park on Tuesday. The 5th/6th class team is away to Carndonagh on Friday evening.The U16 Boys football gets underway on Friday, May 2nd. The Minor Hurlers have a home game to Aodh Ruadh this Thursday. An understrength St Eunan’s U14 Hurling team lost out last week in the league to Buncrana however a second half where Eunan’s scored 5-05 shows the potential in this squad. The U14 hurlers are away to Burt this Thursday.U14, U16 and Minor hurling training continues every Tuesday at 5pm. New hurlers always welcome.The Friday evening Hurling & Camogie Academy returns outdoors this Friday, April 25th from 6:30pm until 8pm for U6’s up to U12’s.The Sunday morning U10 Football Academy goes ahead this Sunday, April 27th at 11am. New members welcome from age 4 and upwards. The Save the Church Lane Group have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheChurchLane. They are also on twitter and the twitter address is @SaveChLane. The aim of the group shall be to re-generate the historic Church Lane and the surrounding areas to create a tourist gem in the heart of Letterkenny that can be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.This week’s winners in the Lotto draw can be seen on the club Facebook page. There were 9 winners that win €15 each. The winning numbers were 8-9-15-21. Next week’s jackpot is €1,325.We send our sympathies this week to the Kavanagh, Jordan, McNulty and Orr families on their bereavements.GAA NEWS: KAVANAGH’S TOWERING DISPLAY HELPS ST EUNAN’S TO WIN OVER GLENSWILLY was last modified: April 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:st eunan’s gaa club newslast_img read more