Ballymoney businessman Jonathan Gault completed his 6th annual New Year’s Eve sit-out with local man Paul Ross keeping him company for the entire 24 hours.
The two men set-up camp at 11am on New Year’s Eve and sat right through until 11.00am on New Year’s Day, and would like to say a sincere thank you to everyone for their very generous donations and to Martyn Blair for use of his cattle trailer again! All donations go towards the work that they are involved with in Uganda with ‘GO UGANDA’ and Fields of Life.
Jonathan said: “It was a real encouragement to both Paul and myself that so many people, stopped with us right through the 24 hours. The only quiet time was rom about 4.30am to around 7.30am.”
Both Jonathan and Paul said they were overwhelmed with the support they received and at the time of going to press the total amount raised was just over £4,000 with donations still coming in.
Jonathan continued: “This will make an amazing difference when you think that you can sink a bore-hole for £3,600 which will bring fresh clean water to a village of several thousand people. All monies raised shall be used towards school building and teaching projects in Northern Uganda,
“We liaise with Fields of Life who will advise us of the greatest needs and suggest a number of projects for us to work with, their assistance is vital as they have staff in Uganda who can manage the project from beginning to end.“
The two men said it was very important that they thanked everyone for their support for without it they wouldn’t be able to do the work they are involved with in East Africa, but ultimately they wanted to thank God for his provision and undertaking for all that took place during the sit-out.
The Psalmist says in Psalm 100 v 4 & 5 ‘Give thanks to him praise his name, for the Lord is good, and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations’.
Jonathan says he enjoys the sit out: “It’s a great opportunity to witness to folk and to meet other people involved in similar missions throughout the world and to encourage each other in the Lords work, we love what the Lord is doing and what a privilege to see the huge changes in people’s lives and in the communities we are involved with.”
As we have just remembered and celebrated Jesus’s birthday at Christmas and we’ve entered into 2015 how amazing would it be to come to know Jesus personally, the is the ultimate change we want to see in everyone’s life....to come to know him personally as your Saviour. ‘For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise’. 1st Chronicles 16 v 25.
Jonathan thanks everyone for all their help and wants to wish everyone a happy and blessed new year.