Category: News

Fred Taban reflects on visit of Archbishop
Post

Fred Taban reflects on visit of Archbishop

A personal account by Fred Taban on the visit of the Archbishop of Canterbury to Morobi Camp earlier in the year. Touch a heart, change a life amongst South Sudan refugees. Archbishop Justin Welby did, will you please? The 2nd August 2017 will go down in the history of the South Sudanese refugees in Uganda as a...

Flame International Conference
Post

Flame International Conference

This year’s Flame Conference for Kajo-Keji Diocese was unique from past events with the venue not being in Kajo-Keji. Instead, it was held in the flooded, muddy and filthy refugee camps of Kali/Morobi and Belameling. Imagine the reaction of the Flame team to the situation before them! For the first time ever CRESS took the...

A week of teaching
Post

A week of teaching

CRESS staff and a team of thirteen pastors from Liwolo have attended a week of teaching by Flame International. Jan Ransom led the team of adults and young people from different nations to the refugee camp at Morobi in Northern Uganda. Admin Officer Rose Yangi collecting her certificate for attending the conference. In her words, the conference...

Joseph visits camps in Logo
Post

Joseph visits camps in Logo

Bishop Joseph (in purple) and his wife visited Archdeacon Yeremia who lives in the Internally Displaced People (IDP) camp in Logo.  Archdeacon Yeremia explained to the Bishop what life is like in the camp with no education, food shortages and no mosquito nets. The church is doing its best in providing hope through pastoral care,...

Update on situation in South Sudan
Post

Update on situation in South Sudan

The following has been taken from an update sent out by The Sudan Link, part of the Diocese of Salisbury and written by The Revd. Jane Shaw. It is an accurate account and we thought should be shared with you. More fighting: Government forces have attacked and taken Maiwut (Upper Nile), and threaten the rebel base...

At last a truck for CRESS staff
Post

At last a truck for CRESS staff

At last, CRESS comes of age and we have purchased a long awaited for and needed double cab silver 4 wheel drive truck, which Fred Taban managed to find in Kampala.   This cab will be used for taking supplies and people into the huge refugee camps. Also, it provides a much safer method of...

Joseph Aba’s father sadly passed
Post

Joseph Aba’s father sadly passed

We have received extremely sad news that Joseph Aba’s father has sadly passed, a man that was regarded as the Grandfather of CRESS. Burials are taken extremely seriously and are significant events in Africa. He died peacefully in Kampala and the body will be transported back to the home village of Liwolo. Joseph has shared the events...

Tom Clarke top personal fundraiser
Post

Tom Clarke top personal fundraiser

On Sunday 16th July 2017 Tom Clarke the nephew of Caroline Lamb cycled his second stage of the Tour de France, having tackled his first for CRESS back in 2015 when he raising over £7,000. Tom finished in under seven hours putting him in the top 1,000, a huge achievement when you consider 13,000 riders...

A sad farewell to Andrew Robertson
Post

A sad farewell to Andrew Robertson

After 18 months of working with CRESS, Andrew Robertson is stepping down as UK Operations Manager to pursue further opportunities. He has visited the people of Kajo Keji twice in that time and has also been working to improve the systems here in the UK end of the charity. Andrew said “I have greatly valued my...