Teenager leaps into action for Uganda project

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A DAREDEVIL teenager from Bishopbriggs plunged hundreds of feet to raise money to help a community in Uganda.

Christopher Molyneux (16) took on a sponsored bungee jump from a bridge in Killiecrankie.

Christopher was inspired to do the jump ahead of a life-changing visit to the Luwero district in Uganda during the summer.

The Bishopbriggs Academy pupil went with a friend and four people from his church, Kenmure Parish.

He has raised £720 for the Luwero Community Projects, which have been led by Gabriel Kijjambu. A new church was built in Kiryanyzona village, Luwero, and a clinic, school and an orphanage have followed.

Christopher was eager to visit Luwero after Pastor Kijjambu gave a talk to his primary school several years ago.

His main role in Luwero was teaching children in the primary school.

Christopher said: “There have been many places and experiences throughout my life which have touched me or changed me in some way, but none have come nearly as close as Luwero Community Projects in Uganda.

“I have been truly blessed to meet hundreds of wonderful, spirit-filled people.

“What really struck me was how happy and contented the children are with what they have.

“Our lives are so overcrowded and hectic that we don’t often take a step back and appreciate what we have.

“Before I went to Uganda I had this idea in my head that the people in Luwero would be sad, depressed people lacking energy and happiness. I was so wrong. These amazing people, despite their material poverty, are alive with vitality, energy and happiness.”

See this week’s paper for more on the story.

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