Giving thanks for prayer books

The purchase of prayer books brings smiles

In January Caroline Lamb, CRESS Founder and CEO took out a kind donation of £30 which was given to the Mothers Union. Perhaps a small amount to us but such an amazing gift to them. The provided Caroline with a full report on the spending, which we share below. MOTHER’S...

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Bishop Emmanuel Murye

Bishop Emmanuel Murye is in the UK

Bishop Emmanuel Murye is in the UK and here he is with a small group from Wellspring – chatting and sharing on his life as a refugee Bishop. Bishops Emmanuel and Joseph from the Diocese of Kajo Keji have over 350,000 refugees in their pastoral care. Each camp or IDP...

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CRESS - Christian Relief and Education for South Sudanese - January trip

Last report from the January 2018 trip

Last report and Caroline writes for the first time Hello everyone Caroline here and this my first writing of the blog, Fiona and especially Becky writing during our trip which was so helpful. It meant that I could focus on what was going on all around as we travelled in Arua...

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CRESS - Christian Relief and Education for South Sudanese - Arua from the air

Arua is alive with noise

Arua alive with noise both night and day. Becky Sedgwick now back in the UK provided a wonderful and descriptive piece. Sitting on the cool verandah waiting for Eric, our driver, it occurs to me that the town here is never quiet.  There are the sounds of nature but never...

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CRESS - Christian Relief and Education for South Sudanese - 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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CRESS - Christian Relief and Education for South Sudanese

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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CRESS - Christian Relief and Education for South Sudanese - 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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CRESS - Christian Relief and Education for South Sudanese - 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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CRESS - Christian Relief and Education for South Sudanese - 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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CRESS - Christian Relief and Education for South Sudanese - 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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