Ex-missionary Maud Kells to address Bangor Convention
A former missionary from Northern Ireland who survived a gun attack in a war-torn African country is to take part in a keynote event at the Bangor Worldwide Missionary Convention.
Maud Kells from Cookstown had several narrow escapes during her time in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where she was working with the Christian charity WEC International.
Maud survived being shot by bandits, and has come home for good after 50 years of providing maternity care to Congolese women, working to build a hospital and nursery in the rainforest village of Mulita.
She will take part in the event next Thursday evening at the Union Road Presbyterian Church in Magherafelt.
It will be part of the 81st Worldwide Bangor Convention, which begins this weekend.
Others taking part in the Magherafelt service will be Salim Munayer, executive director of Musalaha Ministry of Reconciliation, and David Eastwood from OMF in Taiwan.
Several hundred people will be taking part in this year's Bangor Worldwide Missionary Convention, which begins in St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast on Saturday.
The main speakers are former Anglican Archbishop of Uganda Henry Orombi and a former Presbyterian Moderator, the Very Rev Dr Trevor Morrow.