THE congregation of Whiteabbey Presbyterian were delighted to welcome exiled Zimbabwean cricketer Henry Olonga to their church on Friday, February 26.
Henry (pictured with his wife and Tara, daughter Talika and Margaret Myers from Tearfund) is a former test cricketer who, in 1995, became the youngest player to represent Zimbabwe and the first black cricketer to play for his country.
In 2003, by wearing a black armband in a World Cup cricket match in protest at the policies of Zimbabwe’s government, a warrant was issued for his arrest on charges of treason.
Henry now lives in exile in the UK. A committed Christian with a superb voice, he is pursuing a career as a singer and artist.
Henry’s ‘Song for the Poor’ was well received at the Shore Road church on Friday evening.
And on the same evening, Northern Ireland churches were also urged to join ‘One Voice’ - a global movement of prayer and action for an end to poverty which is being led by the Christian relief and development agency, Tearfund.
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