Ballymoney man Jonathan Gault would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who supported the 24 hour sit out on New Year’s Eve.
“The support was incredible and I would like to say a very sincere thank-you to everyone for their support and encouragement,” Jonathan told the Times.
“Many people went out of their way to call with us,” said Jonathan who is pictured below right during his sit-out.
“It was great to see them, thanks to those who sat to the wee hours off the morning helping to serve tea and coffee and to those who provided meals!
“The weather was kind during the 24 hours with practically no rain and very little wind although a frost descended as the night went on.”
Jonathan would in particular like to thank Bill and Martin Blair for the use of their cattle trailer.
“I know Bill and Martin are very busy men and I really appreciate their help every year,” he added.
All the money raised is going towards building a school in Gulu Northern Uganda.
To date, the total stands at a fantastic £3,340.79.
Jonathan and his wife Wendy are planning to return to Uganda in September this year on a two week mission trip with the GO UGANDA team.
If anyone is interested in going to Uganda or would like to know more about the work of Go Uganda, just call with Jonathan in the shop, Robert Gault’s Ballymoney.
“We have many people to thank for all their help,” contiued Jonathan, “but you know as we travel through 2014 and indeed through life our thanks really are to God for his amazing provision to us in his only son Jesus.
“The truth that our sins can be forgiven through the Lord’s sacrifice on the cross truly is something to be eternally thankful for and is the reason that we do this work.
“That others would maybe hear about this free gift and be challenged, and come to know the Lord Jesus as their saviour” 1st Corinthians 15 v 57 “but thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
As well as Jonathan’s sit-out in Ballymoney, friends of his were also sitting out all night to raise funds.
Noel and Jeanette Gibson completed a sit-out in Portadown and Glarryford woman Alyson Reid sat out in Ballymena.
Jonathan explained more about the work which is being carried out by Go Uganda and Fields of Life in Uganda.
The orgaisation has been working in Uganda for 20 years and has built over 110 schools and sank many wells.
Fields of Life have a vision to sink 1,000 wells in ten years.