Chickens come home to roost as Stevenage church group report back on their African adventure

A group from Bunyan Baptist Church in the Old Town are visiting Stevenage’s link town of Kadoma in Z

A group from Bunyan Baptist Church in the Old Town are visiting Stevenage’s link town of Kadoma in Zimbabwe, and helping to build a unit for 200 chickens - Credit: Archant

Members of a group from Stevenage’s Bunyan Baptist Church who have just returned from a trip to Africa where they helped build a new home for 300 chickens will be talking about their experiences next week.

A group from Bunyan Baptist Church in the Old Town are visiting Stevenage’s link town of Kadoma in Z

A group from Bunyan Baptist Church in the Old Town are visiting Stevenage’s link town of Kadoma in Zimbabwe, and helping to build a unit for 200 chickens - Credit: Archant

Their destination was Stevenage’s Zimbambewan link town of Kadoma where the party, aged from 21 to 75, stayed for just over two weeks and worked with local Baptists on projects in the Rimuka township.

The group, pictured above helped create the chicken compound at a special needs school. They were also involved with smartening up an old peoples home and holding a children’s club in a former beer hall, giving it a new lease of life.

The visit was set up by the Stevenage Kadoma Link Association, which is celebrating its silver anniversary this year.

Chair Nicola Hughes joined the Bunyan party.

The Link will be holding its annual meeting at 7pm on Monday at the Stevenage Borough Council offices, where the Bunyan group will share an illustrated talk of their experiences. For more information email skla@hotmail.co.uk.

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