News from November 2007

Dancing Bishops

Yesterday morning (Sunday) I found myself at the Tenth anniversary celebrations of Mukono University. Previously (for almost 100 years) it was a theological college (named after Bishop Tucker). Then ten years ago it became the first private university to be given its charter when the Ugandan government deregulated tertiary education. Also known as UCU (Uganda Christian University) it seems to be doing a good job preparing students in various different disciplines for roles of leadership in their country.

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Wilsons_2013 Posted by Rory Wilson on Mon, 19 Nov 2007 | 1 comments | Visit Rory, Denise & Gideon Wilson's blog

Prayer Requests: November 2007

It’s been a while since I’ve been on my blog – simply because we have been swamped with work. With funding reports to write; proposals to update and many visitors, life is never boring – that’s for sure! Here’s a few prayer requests for us as a family for the coming months.

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Magandas Posted by Gillian Maganda on Fri, 16 Nov 2007 | Visit David and Gillian Maganda's blog

Refuge Egypt: Situation Update September 2007

During the past 3 months, Refuge Egypt has continued to focus upon its 7 core objectives in providing a place where refugees feel welcome; continuing to be the main healthcare provider for refugees in Egypt; Offering emergency assistance and spiritual encouragement; providing opportunities for individuals to become self-sufficient; advocating for the most vulnerable within the refugee community and offering limited education opportunities for children, challenged youth and adult education classes.

Despite a drop in numbers accessing our services during the first 6 months of 2007, this past quarter we have registered a significant increase in refugees, and in particular those coming from Eritrea and Ethiopia.

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Magandas Posted by Gillian Maganda on Fri, 16 Nov 2007 | Visit David and Gillian Maganda's blog

Knocked Down and Left to Die

One incident that really upset us recently, was that of a Sudanese man, who was knocked down by a hit-and-run driver. He was left lying at the side of the road for 2 full days and nights. His injuries were quite extensive and one passerby even threw a dirty blanket over him because they thought he was dead. Eventually after 2 days of no food; no water; and no good samaritian in sight, one Egyptian man stopped as he suspected the man was still breathing.

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Magandas Posted by Gillian Maganda on Fri, 16 Nov 2007 | Visit David and Gillian Maganda's blog