The Royal Black Institution has raised £85,000 to support two Christian charities working in war-torn South Sudan.
The Institution’s 2014/15 charity appeal supported the Bible Society in Northern Ireland and Mission Aviation Fellowship. The money will be used to send bibles to Christians in South Sudan and bring humanitarian aid to remote communities.
Mission Aviation Fellowship is an international Christian aviation organisation, operating in in 25 developing countries .Using dirt, grass and mountain airstrips, MAF provides a lifeline of essential medical care, food and water supplies, relief teams and church workers to some of the poorest people in the world.
The Bible Society in Northern Ireland works in partnership with its sister Society in South Sudan as part of a worldwide Fellowship that serves 200 countries, bringing bibles to local people in their own language.