Apart from setting myself a challenge, I decided to use the trips as a vehicle for raising money for Southern Theological Seminaries (STS). A friend, Dr. Colin Sims, is working in Argentina to provide theological education for pastors and prospective pastors in the south of the country, where no such education currently exists.
A qualified art therapist, he hopes in time to be able to offer a professional therapeutic counselling service to local people, who are currently unable to afford such a service.
Due to so many people’s generosity, I was able to raise almost £4,000 towards this work. Thank you all so much. Although my Just Giving page has now closed, you can still donate online to STS using their Just Giving page.