Final Countdown

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After a long wait, the Mission Experience Team Abroad (META) to Ibba is ready to depart. Having had to postpone the visit from August due to security concerns, it feels good to have reached this stage.

Bishop Wilson has put together a very busy programme of visits and teaching workshops tailored to the skills and interests of the team members. Some of us will be involved with the health education programme of the diocese, others with the agriculture – especially bee keeping. Bishop Wilson has asked for help with administrative skills for his diocesan team and Joanne will be kept busy with Bible studies with the pastors and evangelists. We will also work with the Mothers’ Union on the Days for Girls project.

A big ‘thank you’ is due to all of you who have prayed, given, fund raised and helped to make the Days for Girls packs. It has been wonderful to sense your support and we are very conscious of being sent out from St John’s Parish as representatives.

Please continue to pray that the visit will be an encouragement to our friends in Ibba who are living out their faith in such challenging circumstances. South Sudan continues to be in a state of turmoil, especially in the northern areas, and we ask that you will pray for peace, reconciliation and a lasting political solution to the leadership of the counrty.

We set off from the parish centre in the Logic minibus at 3pm on 5th January, flying out from Dublin that evening. Travelling with us are Jane and Nina, who will visit their Global Partner diocese of Maridi, and Nigel and Carol Weallans, who are starting an eight-month placement in Ibba, teaching English classes and health education.

We are delighted that Bishop Harold will be at the 10am service on Sunday 3rd January to commission the team as we set off.

Thank you for your ongoing prayers.

Joanne, David, Joan, Olwen, Diane, Jenny and Linda.

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Gillian Maganda said Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:24PM
Be assured of our thoughts and prayers! May His protection and power surround you on every side - He is your shield and fortress!

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