The plane arriving at Arua

Arua through the eyes of a visitor

Arua is a large town and like all large towns, full of commerce. Just travelling between the guest house and the college, there is so much to see!  But the majority of shops and workshops aren’t in smart buildings, but anywhere the owner can find a space.  So there’s a...

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Eagle Air at Arua airstrip

Airports are not quite the same as home

Airports are not quite the same as home and there is no such thing as duty-free. Becky Sedgwick has provided another instalment of the CRESS trip. After many goodbyes, we set off for the airstrip at 10.45 – MAF had let us know that they were due to land at 11.10....

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parachute games at CRESS family day

CRESS family day

Yesterday was the CRESS family day and what a lovely day!  And, because we were driving to Moyo first, another very long day. During breakfast and morning prayer, Fi met with some pastors for one to one counselling – we met one afterwards, whose face was shining with happiness and...

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January 2018 Conferences

A reflection as conferences close

Becky Sedgwick has provided a reflection as the conferences close and tells us they ended with great aplomb. The Sunday school teachers learned some games and how to teach the Bible to children, and had two hours of the wonderful Fi teaching them about how to support children with trauma.  The...

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January 2018 Conferences

Sunday school teachers conference

During the Sunday school teachers conference, I asked for examples of when they had prayed and seen God respond.  Many of the stories that came back revealed some of the impact of their flight from Kajo Keji.  One boy spoke about arriving in a camp with nothing at all –...

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January 2018 Conferences

Today the conferences began

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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Lab technician Gerald and Clinical Director Edward

The trip to Mijale was long

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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Mothers union recipients of bikes

A smooth MAF flight to Arua

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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Lake Vic Hotel

Sunday has been a great day

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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TenBikes

The team have arrived safely

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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