Category: Quick News

The difference since 2010
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The difference since 2010

I was again really thrilled to read the entry from Cilla and Ellen both first timers to visit the Liwolo Clinic. They were clearly impressed with what has been happening over the last year since the clinic opened. This just reminds me of the very first time I saw the clinic in September 2010 and...

Achievements to be proud of
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Achievements to be proud of

Last night I was delighted to read about the women’s agriculture groups meeting the CRESS  team as they arrived at the Bishop’s house! Having been to Kajo Keji  many times I know that this special greeting is a sign of how much the women appreciate what CRESS has done for them. Against the odds To see...

Back in the Chalke Valley
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Back in the Chalke Valley

Back here in the Chalke Valley, it feels strange not to be with the CRESS team in Kajo Keji and I find I am continually pulling up the blog or Facebook to see if there has been a post. Lovely one last night about the success of the agriculture project! Real joy to see that...

Weighed in at Kajjansi Airport
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Weighed in at Kajjansi Airport

It’s 7.30 am and here we are at Kajanssi airport, all luggage and people checked in and weighed (yes, they even weigh us). The sun has just risen over Lake Victoria and the kasava, sweet potatoes and greens are already being picked and transported on the back of bicycles. On the way here we passed...

Planning for the next three days
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Planning for the next three days

With safe arrival of the second contingent, the 2016 team is now complete with the Robertson’s arriving after a long overnight flight in time for breakfast this morning. No time to relax with a full and good day of planning, discussing the programme and how they are going to fit everything into 3 and a...

A quick finance report
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A quick finance report

Last week I took Fred Taban into Salisbury so Fred could organise a debit card for his Lloyds bank account. This means if he is travelling on his own and something happens he can access money and giving him real independence while he is in the UK. I then went to HSBC with Sophie Blick...

An extraordinary “co-incidental” meeting
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An extraordinary “co-incidental” meeting

Yesterday I went with Fred Tabban to the NewWine Week at Shepton Mallet and had the most extraordinary “co–incidental“ meeting. A chance meeting We arrived as the worship in the main arena was about to start and because walking is difficult for Fred I suggested we went into the arena and that he waited there...

Kind donation by The Burgate School
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Kind donation by The Burgate School

Another kind donation today organised by Wes Thorpe of Burgate School – a car load of Key Stage 3 Maths textbooks and some science books. When I rolled up at the school there were 3 young students all ready to load up my car! Textbooks are a rarity in South Sudan and  Comboni Secondary School...

Kind donation of laptops by Broad Chalke Primary School
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Kind donation of laptops by Broad Chalke Primary School

Today I went to see my friend Amanda Brockway the Head of Broad Chalke Primary School which has a special link with CRESS. The school has given us 16 laptops and our good friend Toby Mills says they are good sound machines. We  are spending around £80 on each laptop to get new hard drives...

A visit to Cranborne Church
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A visit to Cranborne Church

Today I travelled to Cranborne Church to meet Angela Mullens and to speak after the service about CRESS and its work.  The quintet of churches have one charity a month and we are very grateful for in June it is CRESS. I always enjoy speaking about CRESS and the impact on the lives in South...