Round-the-world mercy mission

A CARING couple from Nailsea are giving up their lives in England to travel round the world helping people in need.

Mark Walters, aged 22, has quit his job as a senior keeper for reptiles and birds at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, and his wife Megan, aged 22, has given up her work as a nanny to embark on a round-the-world mission.

For the next 18 months they will be helping some of the poorest communities in the world.

The first stop for the couple, who attend Holy Trinity Church in Nailsea, will be Uganda where they will assist a small group of Bristol doctors for three months on various community projects.

Following a short break in South Africa, the couple will then head to Mozambique to work with Iris Ministries, which is run by well-known Christian missionaries Rolland and Heidi Baker, caring for orphaned children.

During their trip, the pair will also spend some time in Australia working with Christian Surfers and various other church missionary projects in Hong Kong and India.

Mark and Megan have been planning the trip for two years and are excited to be finally realising their dream.

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Mark said: “It’s quite manic with all the stuff we’ve got to get prepared but we’re really excited about getting out there.

“My wife and I really want to get out and help with the poorer communities and try to make a change.

“We’ve had a long time to prepare for it and make sure we are ready. I’m looking forward to going to Uganda most because some of my family have already been out there. I think it’s going to be absolutely amazing.”

The couple have been saving money and fundraising to help pay for their mission and their church is also helping to fund the trip. The couple set off on their life-changing mission next month.

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