Scotts Commissioned for Zambia
Posted by Rachel Brittain on Mon, 14 Nov 2016 | 0 comments | Bookmark:
CMSI staff Jenny Smyth, Gillian Maganda and Roger Thompson, local clergy and readers, friends and supporters joined worshippers at St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick on Sunday 13th November for a special service of commissioning for Keith and Lyn Scott.
The choral evensong service was led by the Bishop of Limerick, the Right Revd. Kenneth Kearon, and included an interview with Jenny (CMSI Mission Director). Jenny talked about the three ways in which CMSI work – supporting the global church, resourcing the church in Ireland and resourcing individuals.
Keith and Lyn are preparing to return to Kitwe in the Diocese of Northern Zambia to help with clergy training. The bishop asked about the church in Zambia and Jenny explained that it is lively and growing, and very involved in social action projects such as medical care, pre-school nurseries and education. Bishop Kenneth commented on the impressive breadth of social involvement he had seen there himself, and how this was a challenge to the Church here in Ireland.
In the act of commissioning Keith and Lyn responded to questions asked by Roger Thompson (CMSI Partnership Coordinator for Zambia) and the bishop, committing themselves to serve as Mission Partners in a spirit of love. Bishop Kenneth then led prayers of blessing, before congratulating them on their faithfulness in following God’s call. The evening concluded with refreshments and a chance for all the congregation to mingle, passing on their good wishes to the Scotts in person.
Please continue to pray for the Scotts as they prepare to move from their home in Askeaton at the end of November, and then fly out to Kitwe on 6th January. To support the Scotts financially, please click the ‘donate’ button below.