Dancing Bishops

Wilsons_2013 Posted by Rory Wilson on Mon, 19 Nov 2007 | 1 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

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. They’re hosting the East African inter-varsity sports next month which will certainly be a big event.

It was refreshing to be at an event taking place at what is still a theological college, and find vibrant African praise. Shortly before Communion, the Canon who was leading the service went down to dance with the youth choir because he couldn’t resist the beat + Spirit. Perhaps Trinity College should link with these guys – I think both sides would learn a lot! Seriously if you’re a professional with a bent for teaching you could consider joining them for a few years to help build capacity – Accountancy, Law, science etc…. all very welcome.

The hospital Board meeting will be on Thursday 29th. One thing particularly we will be considering is our hospital policies. A visiting Australian Lawyer (Abbie) helped rewrite all our policies in a more legally robust fashion. The board will now review them to see if we can agree to ratify them. Of particular relevance is the hospital marriage policy. Having clarity on what standards of behaviour we should expect from our staff is important. This is particularly so in a society that has various traditional and religious wedding ceremonies, and where polygamous marriage is still very common. Do please pray for wisdom that we reach the right conclusions.

The rains are very much still here – the authorities are disappointed that after all their preparations for the Queen’s visit next week the roads are getting washed away most days by what is, even by Ugandan standards, excessive rainfall. For myself I’m fairly happy as my Bananas, sugar cane + pineapples seem to be loving their regular watering. Sadly my chrysanthemums seem somewhat dilapidated this morning after a severe hosing (including hail!!) yesterday afternoon.

Bye for now,



glenn said Mon, 17 Dec 2007 10:21AM
Just been catching on your blogs-glad the horticulture is going as well as the interosseous infusions. Always great to hear of children being saved--been involved with some cases recently of children needing saved here--mostly by SW, sadly. Haven't forgotten about your present request...