Category: News

Leaving Kajo Keji is heart wrenching
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Leaving Kajo Keji is heart wrenching

We went through another heart wrenching few hours as we left Kajo Keji early in the morning.  It feels as if we leave something of ourselves behind with the wonderful generous and joyful people in that beautiful place. Over the short history of South Sudan (the newest country in the world), and before, the people have...

A rewarding day had by all
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A rewarding day had by all

Today has been exhausting but very rewarding. This morning we visited two out of the three agricultural projects and the ladies were so thrilled to show us what they have achieved, and rightly so. They started planting 4 months ago and are reaping the harvest of their hard work already. They have produced tomatoes, peppers,...

Saving a Life
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Saving a Life

On Tuesday this week I received an email from Joseph Aba asking for urgent help for one of the fathers that CRESS supports, a certain Elly Mawa.  Elly has 2 children educated by CRESS and is the archdeacon of the parish of Bori and leads a large church as well as his community. Elly was...

Charity Gala Evening
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Charity Gala Evening

The Trustees of CRESS are delighted to announce details of their Charity Gala Evening.  Please join us for a Champagne reception, three course supper and music to help raise much needed funds. Charity Gala Evening On Wednesday 28th September 2016 at Salisbury Cathedral Refectory you are invited to an evening of Chamber music and dining featuring...

The changing priorities of CRESS
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The changing priorities of CRESS

At times the CRESS UK team have to make difficult decisions about funding.  As I am sure you can all imagine there is never really enough to go around and priorities do change. Changing priorities South Sudan has for over 50 years been at Civil War, political and power squabbles plague the country and the...

Solar powered fridge finally installed
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Solar powered fridge finally installed

You may have been following the story on Facebook of the solar powered fridge that was purchased for the Liwolo Clinic. We felt it only fitting to share the story in full, to give you a flavour of the difficulties faced by the people of South Sudan on a daily basis.  We hope you enjoy...

Latest news from our CEO & Founder
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Latest news from our CEO & Founder

Last week starting Monday 11th April was an incredibly busy and exciting week for CRESS. Fred Taban was staying here with me at my home and we used the week to meet as many people as we could. Here is all the news: Monday Prayer meeting and then preparing a joint talk with Fred. Tuesday In...

An evening with Fred Taban huge success
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An evening with Fred Taban huge success

The Salisbury Cress team was in Broad Chalke last night where around 40 friends and supporters of CRESS gathered to meet Fred Taban from South Sudan. Fred spoke of how many years ago his potential was identified by a missionary from CMS, and he was educated and supported. Fred tells us about the difference CRESS...

Fred’s trip to the seaside
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Fred’s trip to the seaside

On Saturday (2nd April) Fred Taban from South Sudan joined us for a trip to Poole where my son-in-law and his brother have a boat at the Yacht Club. The boat was out of the water for maintenance, but for Fred, this was all a totally new experience. WoW’s all round There is no leisure...

Meeting with Bishop Anthony
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Meeting with Bishop Anthony

We were up early to eat breakfast before Patrick Athurie arrived to drive myself, Joseph, Emmanuel and Golda to Entebbe.  He knows the roads so well and took the back roads out of Kampala.  It suddenly felt really good to be driving along on a bright sunny African morning and we got to Entebbe in 55 minutes –...