Today the conferences began

January 2018 Conferences

Today the conferences began!  Both were being held at the Arua Teacher Training College which proved to be a lovely campus with plenty of space and shade, as well as various teaching venues.  We arrived at 9am (after morning prayer and a lovely breakfast!) to find the clergy and the...

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The trip to Mijale was long

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The trip to Mijale was long! We piled into CRESS’s landrover, driven by the wonderful Eric – Caroline, Bishop Joseph and his wife Yango, resplendent in a beautiful white dress and headdress, and me.  We drove through busy Arua and for the first half an hour we made good progress...

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A smooth MAF flight to Arua

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To ensure that MAF does not leave without us this morning we arrive at the airstrip just after dawn. A smooth one-hour flight North to Arua surrounded by hazy heat meaning the ground was not very visible. We are met by dear Fred and his reception team who ably manage...

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Sunday has been a great day

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Sunday has been a great day – a gentle start temperature-wise for us Brits with glorious early sunshine in the garden at the guest house. A good night had by Joseph and the team, a great breakfast with others staying followed by a time of worship with three of CRESS’s...

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The team have arrived safely

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Caroline and the team arrived safely and provide the following report. Well, excellent flights both to Dubai and from Dubai to Entebbe, and a reasonable amount of sleep had by all.  And naturally, I feel obliged to report that the airline meals were just lovely!  Chicken with a mushroom sauce,...

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What a wonderful start to the trip

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What a wonderful start, with blessing after blessing A smooth run through the traffic and delightful ladies at the check-in who waved our extra baggage fee because of the work we are going to do. They said it was their contribution! Fiona Sheldon No hold ups in security! Then… we...

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January 2018 Prayer Itinerary

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Please pray For safety, good health, smooth on-time flights, safe travel on passable roads ! good visits, discussions and decisions. On Friday 12th January Caroline, Fiona and Becky will be heading out on the first trip of 2018. They will be spending time with Bishop Joseph, the CRESS team in Aura...

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Christmas Meal 2017

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Wellspring kindly collected £500 for Bishop Joseph and Fred Taban to use for a Christmas Day meal. Below you can read the email and photos received from Joseph. Email from Joseph Dear Caroline In behalf of my family and in my own behalf, we do not know how we can...

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Update and latest news: next trip looms

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Update on behind the scenes activity Founder and CEO of CRESS Caroline Lamb is busy preparing for her next trip back to Uganda and departs on Friday 12th January. She has a long list of items to pack and we hope it will fit in the suitcases being taken.  Five laptops...

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In case you missed it: September trip roundup

CRESS Trip September 2017

Back in September, you may remember that Caroline Lamb along with Jonathan Cullis, Jane Guy, Jane Poggo (Bishop Poggo’s wife) visited Northern Uganda and travelled the four hour journey into South Sudan to visit the Internally Displaced Person’s Camps (IDP). In case you haven’t seen the trip report, you can find...

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