A visit to Maridi...

Spens Posted by John and Poppy Spens on Fri, 19 Nov 2010 | 2 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

On 26th October, we caught the MAF plane in Yei to fly north 140 miles to Maridi. On the plane already was CMS Ireland Board Member Dr Trevor Buchanan, who had just flown out from Ireland via Entebbe.

One of the purposes of our short visit to Maridi was to start the foundations for a new Primary School to replace old temporary buildings which are overcrowded and in poor shape.

We received an amazing welcome from the children, with garlands given to Trevor and John. Bishop Justin Badi conducted a short ceremony, dedicating the site to God and praying for the construction of the new school. CMS Ireland is funding three of the classrooms while African Revival is funding another three.

While in Maridi, we also visited the Diocesan Bethesda Clinic where CMS Ireland is funding a whole range of clinic improvements including renovation of the two existing buildings, provision of water and solar electricity, new equipment and new systems.

bq.My goal is to bring the standard of service to the same level as we have achieved in the church clinics in Yei and Lainya. It’s not all about nice buildings. Well trained staff and good services are just as important. Poppy Spens

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lugemwa alloysious said Wed, 12 Jan 2011 05:15AM
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WEKI WAYO JOSEPH said Thu, 03 Feb 2011 07:33PM
Iam a south Sudanese from Western Equatoria Yambio persuing degree in medicine and laboratory sciences in western Uganda. Thank so much for the interest you have picked in helping my nation to recover from bullet wounds,poor health services and lack of good education facilities .I therefore urge you to stand strong in the battle because there are very many challenges that you will meet but do not loose hope for you have a big reward from God.May God support you and bless the efforts your putting . Weki Wayo Joseph

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