Annual Project 2011 Competition Winners!

Posted by Sarah Caughey on Tue, 14 Jun 2011 | Bookmark: digg this Post this to Post this to Facebook

CMS Ireland’s 2011 Annual Project – Living Stones: Building Church in Burundi has been a great success! Over 60 Parishes and Schools across Ireland have got involved in the project this year! CMS Ireland has been delighted to visit some of those who have taken part in recent weeks – it has been wonderful to see so many displays, to hear prayers and to see how children are supporting the Annual Project.

The Living Stones resource focuses on Burundi, giving Sunday Schools, Youth Groups and Parishes an opportunity to learn more about one of CMS Ireland’s Global Partners and about how God is at work there. The Annual Project also hopes to raise £30,000 or €33,000 to support theological training for church leaders in Matana Theological Institute and the building of a new church in Gitega Diocese.

One of the activities in the Annual Project, was an art competition to encourage children of all ages to think creatively about all they had learnt about how God is at work in Burundi. “We had so many brilliant entries from each age group.” says Mission Resource Coordinator Rachel Brittain, “It was very tough to choose just three winners! We were delighted to see how children have engaged in the project and were able to reflect this in the posters, prayer post cards and colouring pages that they made. “

You can see the three winners in our photo gallery on the right hand side. Everyone who submitted a competition page has received a certificate to say well done!

We look forward to providing an update on the impact of the Annual Project in Ireland and in Burundi later this year.

If you took part in the 2011 Annual Project, don’t forget to send us your feedback form as soon as possible!We are always keen to hear from Sunday School leaders and parishes about how we can improve this resource to make sure it continues to be fun, easy to use and a valuable resource to you as you lead Sunday School groups.