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Tributes to Norwich preacher who dedicated his life to helping others

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24.09.2021

Tributes have been paid to a courageous Norwich Methodist preacher, who died suddenly after complications from a life-long condition.

Four years ago Colin Gillett, a local preacher in the Norwich Methodist circuit, upped sticks and moved from Norfolk to Lahore, in Pakistan, to work with orphans and street children.

He has been described as "giving up everything" before moving to follow God’s call to serve “the poorest of the poor”.

Mr Gillett travelled to Pakistan in August 2017 where he dedicated his life to those in need, as well as the brick kiln communities of the slum areas of Lahore.

He married Pakistani lawyer, Sunita Nayab, whose family were already supporting a local orphanage.

The couple started work on their personal mission and opened a school for poor and orphaned children where quality, non-religious education is provided for free.

Colin Gillett helping children - Credit: Pictures courtesy of Sunita Gillett

Mrs Gillett said: “Colin freed many brick kiln people........

© Norwich Evening News


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