CHURCHGOERS will visit one of the world’s poorest countries to see how the lives of former prostitutes have changed.
Nine people from Cosham Baptist Church and Portsmouth Vineyard LifeChurch will go to south India and spend time with 19 women who have transformed their lives by becoming jewellery makers. They learned the trade after the baptist church, together with volunteers from the Christian charity Harvest India and jewellery makers Silver Fish Company, taught them how to make jewellery and sell it to make a living early last year. The two-week trip, which begins on February 19, will see worshippers teach the women more techniques. Tracey Ansell, a minister in training at the baptist church, said: ‘We want to show the women that our previous trip wasn’t a one-off and that we haven’t forgotten about them.’