Category: News

Joseph Aba’s father sadly passed
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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
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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
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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...

Leadership retreat
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Leadership retreat

Our leadership retreat concluded today. After breakfast, we met to discuss CRESS business and finalise our report, and then Bishop Emmanuel led us in an informal service of Holy Communion down by the lake. This was a memorable occasion when thanks was given for all the CRESS supporters in the UK, and prayers were offered for the people of...

The land between
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The land between

Tuesday 4th July 2017 Last night we kicked off our time together with a leadership training session using the Biblical example of the Israelites in the desert between Egypt and Canaan. They were literally in “The Land Between” and we identified the similarities with the South Sudanese people being a long way from home as...

Planning for arrival of the Bishops!
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Planning for arrival of the Bishops!

Monday 3rd April 2017 Fred Taban and I spent the morning planning a programme and preparing for the arrival of Bishop Emmanuel (Patron of CRESS) and Bishop Joseph (Executive Chairman of CRESS) who are arriving in Entebbe this afternoon. The next two days will be spent in business meetings, discussing leadership issues, networking with other...

A day of rest for Adrian and Andrew
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A day of rest for Adrian and Andrew

We took a bit of time out today as it’s Adrian’s last day and we all have a busy week ahead. At 7.30am, we set off in a taxi for Calvary Chapel, which is on the other side of Entebbe. The church website said the first (English) service started at 8am but when we got...

First hand account of the refugee situation
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First hand account of the refugee situation

Saturday 1st July 2017 We’ve had no internet all day and it’s just come back on at 6.30pm so here are a few lines to tell you about our day. This morning after breakfast, we asked the hotel staff if we could use a restaurant table and the three of us sat there for the...

An overnight stay in Moyo
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An overnight stay in Moyo

Friday June 30th 2017 Last night was spent in a small hotel in a rural area of Moyo. When we arrived they apologised that there was no electricity in our rooms, but we felt that compared with the plight of the refugees only a few miles away this was no more than a minor inconvenience. (Power...

Visiting CRESS office in Arua
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Visiting CRESS office in Arua

Thursday 29th June 2017 Our first stop today was the CRESS office in Arua. We were so impressed by the way that the team has settled in there and continued the work of CRESS in this new location. We enjoyed lunch with three Bishops, Anthony, Emmanuel and Joseph and then visited Joseph’s home which is...