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CRESS family day
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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 hope, full of strength for...

A reflection as conferences close
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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 clergy heard more from Bishop...

Sunday school teachers conference
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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 – except his Bible – so...

Today the conferences began
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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 Sunday School teachers together in...

The trip to Mijale was long
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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 on a tarmacked road.  Shops...

A smooth MAF flight to Arua
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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 all our very heavy luggage....

Sunday has been a great day
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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 wonderful university students: Anna Modong,...

The team have arrived safely
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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, veg and potato gnocchi, a...

What a wonderful start to the trip
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What a wonderful start to the trip

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 find we have been invited...

January 2018 Prayer Itinerary
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January 2018 Prayer Itinerary

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 and attending conferences. They will...