PADDINGTON BEAR, PERU & JOE PLUMB
Paddington Bear’s relatives in deepest Peru have asked us, the young and not so young, to help Joe by raising funds using empty film canisters.
Each canister holds twenty-five 2p coins.
Empty canisters are kept in the Porch, thus raising 50p per canister.
(Coins to the value of more than 2p can be used if you so wish.)
Full canisters can be returned each Sunday to the basket inside the Church.
22nd October 2000
Contrary to some rumours PADDINGTON BEAR LIVES ON AND STILL NEEDS US! Over the years the people of St Augustine’s have been very supportive to the work of Father Joe Plumb and his fellow workers in Peru, and the film cannister collection organised by Dick and Marie Whiteside has brought over £32,000 for this work. Brilliant…
The challenges and growing problems for the seriously disadvantage poor in the region of the Amazon rainforest have meant that Joe had a most difficult decision to make so as to best fulfill the special calling he has received to help these people.
He tell us that, after much prayer and thought, he has retired from active priestly ministry to utilise his very special talents in a different way. He will continue to work on the same projects and with the same people, but now full time, in “The Peru Mission” and will need all our prayers and financial help as before. I know that we will be delighted to continue to offer these.
His work is with many other charities and groups helping these needy people. He preaches by his actions. St Francis said we should all preach but only a few should use words and the rest of us use our lives and expertise! If we want to know more about the work he does we can send our e-mail address to email@example.com. and we will be able to receive regular newsletters
So please do keep on filling those canisters you can find at the back of church and know you are helping people who have so many needs.