Category: News

You are warmly invited…
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You are warmly invited…

… to CRESS Trip and News Update… Sunday 18th November – Broadchalke Village Hall 5.00pm – 7.00pm Tea and cake, followed by wine and canapés Come along to hear Caroline Lamb and Fiona Sheldon’s report following their trip to visit the displaced refugees from South Sudan, living in Uganda. There are some great updates about...

Trip Summary – October 2018 Fiona Sheldon
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Trip Summary – October 2018 Fiona Sheldon

Just eight months since the conference in January – it was a privilege to meet again, those involved with CRESS Uganda and see the many strands of progress accomplished by them. We have seen the hardship, suffering, pain and disruption that goes with exile – but the joy and increasing resilience that has come with...

Trip blog – review of the visit
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Trip blog – review of the visit

We have just returned from an emotional but important third trip to visit our South Sudanese community in exile. For Fiona, Andrew and myself the lasting impression from this trip is a positive one as we witnessed significant strides forward for both dioceses, particularly the Diocese of Liwolo which has only been in existence since...

Trip Blog – Some surprises of the week!
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Trip Blog – Some surprises of the week!

Before I write a resume I thought I would share a few surprises… First up On the second flight from Dubai to Entebbe I realised I had left my ipad on the Emirates plane but I was too embarrassed to share with my 2 colleagues (I have a reputation for leaving things!) so I did...

Trip Blog for Monday our final day
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Trip Blog for Monday our final day

The day started with the rather limited breakfast at the Catholic Multi Purpose Guest House where we were staying. Breakfast is a hard boiled, rather smelly egg and a mandazi which is a local donut – this does a great job of providing plenty of carbohydrate to keep us going but not many vitamins or...

Trip blog from  Morobi Camp
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Trip blog from Morobi Camp

Morobi Camp, zone 3 , d’ongo We went to Morobi Camp, zone 3, D’ongo east to for church. There are a number churches in this camp, but because this camp was licensing 34 new Mother’s Union members and the Bishop was coming we met in one church. Our party included the three of us, Caroline,...

Trip blog from Gobor and Moyo
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Trip blog from Gobor and Moyo

Saturday was another early start with many miles to cover, with a visit to the settlement in the bush at Gobor led by Archdeacon Eli Mawa. We were greeted by children running alongside us and singing so beautifully. Here they have so many very young they have set up a bush school for 3-6 year...

Trip Blog for Friday
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Trip Blog for Friday

Today was the one day there wasn’t at least 4 hours of travelling by air or on the rigi-rigi roads – we had a gentler start from the ‘White Castle’, which was welcomed after two very long hot days. We were to spend time with the staff team and local pastors in Arua at the...

Trip blog to the Mijale clinic
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Trip blog to the Mijale clinic

Fiona’s Thoughts on Thursday After much ‘African time’ and slipping schedules – Caroline was determined today was to be different! A rendez-vous was met on time by all travelling to Mijale today and Eric our driver known to be able to pilot a jet drove our Landrover with ‘eclat’ over 2hrs of rigi-rigi roads, arriving...

Trip Blog for visits to Bulomoling and Imvepi
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Trip Blog for visits to Bulomoling and Imvepi

I am writing Wednesday’s blog on Thursday, as we had such a busy day visiting Bulomoling and Impevi camps! Blog We set off for Bulomoling Camp, driving two hours along a rough track, to reach the first of our four agriculture groups. The women proudly showed us an area of land which had been fenced...