The Cosham church making a difference to women's lives in Africa
Residents enjoyed an African ‘extravaganza’ at Cosham Baptist Church on July 13.
The event called Africa meets Cosham, organised by Cosham Baptist’s Women’s Ministry Team, featured authentic Nigerian and Ghanaian food, poetry, dance and activities.
The event raised more than £1,000 for a trauma counselling centre in Nigeria, which is run by the charity Open Doors UK.
Organiser Sue Jones said: ‘The women are likely to be survivors of persecution by terrorists, who abduct them, try to force them to renounce their Christian faith and keep them captive.
‘Open Doors stepped in to provide counselling and practical aid in a bid to restore them to normal living.’