Caroline, Fiona and Andrew arrived safely in Entebbe, having had to leave behind one suitcase at Heathrow airport, as they were 20kg overweight!
They have already met up with two University students Nelson and Beatrice, sponsored by CRESS. More to follow about their educational journey’s later.
Today they met with Francis Candiga to chat with him about his work and the support CRESS gives him. Francis has written the first blog below. They also spent time with Fred Taban giving him some gifts from friends of the CRESS family.
They have had some down time today and will leave early tomorrow to fly to Arua to meet up with some South Sudanese refugees living in Uganda.
They are most grateful for everyone’s support, love and prayers back home.
My name is Francis Candiga, I serve with the Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) sharing the gospel of Christ with boys and girls and I work as a volunteer for the dioceses of Liwolo and Kajo Keji. We have received financial support from CRESS to enable us to carry out Sunday school teacher training and provide materials for children in South Sudan and in the refugee camps.
I have had a great meeting today with Caroline Lamb, CEO for CRESS UK.
I am very grateful for the support CRESS has provided for me and my ministry over the years, especially funding my Theology degree and supporting three of my children’s education. It wouldn’t have been easy without this support. The education my children are receiving from CRESS will certainly shape their futures and provide greater hope against the unstable, uncertain future of South Sudan, as they will be able to share the skills they have learned and apply them going forward.
I am thrilled that I have been trained in the Bible and Theology and will use my knowledge to train church leaders to better serve God’s people.
Thanks to funds from CRESS, 100’s of Sunday school teachers have been trained and equipped to teach children the word of God.
I look forward to continue our work with CRESS.