News from Monday, 21 April 2008

Bible Distribution in Yei


Like so many things, buying Good News Bibles in Yei is extremely difficult. In fact, there are none anywhere. Our challenge was that we wanted to present each of our 102 new students with a Good News Bible hardback which we use in morning devotions each day.

We did some research and tracked some down in Uganda. A price was negotiated but they would not deliver until paid.

A quick email to friends in our home church secured a cheque payable to the Bible Society UK.

They then emailed Uganda and the Bibles were delivered to Missionary Aviation Fellowship.

MAF flew them up to us free of charge on 15th April and we handed them out in a special ceremony on 17th April when our vicar Rev David Williams was visiting.

It was a great occasion, for which we give thanks to all those who helped in one way or another.

Spens Posted by John and Poppy Spens on Tue, 22 Apr 2008 | 1 comments | Visit John and Poppy Spens's blog

Thy kingdom come....

For a moment I caught a glimpse of the power of uncountable numbers of people from every nation before God’s throne worshiping from their hearts. Christianity is not a middle class white Western world social construct. This God we are worshiping is God over all the earth He has made. The reality of that can seem distant in our busy media full lives, but man, I have been struck forcefully (yet) again of who are God is, and indeed how blessed I am to know him and work with His people here.

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Wilsons_2013 Posted by Rory Wilson on Mon, 21 Apr 2008 | 1 comments | Visit Rory, Denise & Gideon Wilson's blog

Surprise Results in Nepal Elections


Despite the widespread security concerns in the run up to the recent elections in Nepal, the day itself passed reasonably peacefully and saw a huge turnout across the country.

Whilst the relative success of the process came as a surprise to most observers, an even greater shock has been caused by the results of the polls, which have seen the Maoist Party securing 120 seats so far.

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Posted by Colin Corbridge on Mon, 21 Apr 2008

New Archbishop of Sudan Enthroned.


We were very privileged to attend the enthronement ceremony of the new Archbishop of the Sudan in Juba Cathedral on Sunday 20th April. It was a very colourful ceremony and the cathedral was packed with people from all over the Sudan, as well as many overseas visitors.

We were representing CMS Ireland at the ceremony, which marked the enthronement of the Most Reverend Daniel Deng Bul as Primate of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan and Bishop of Juba. The sermon was preached by the Archbishop of Ruanda and greetings were given by Bishops and Archbishops from around the world. The Communion service lasted about 4 hours and was a very wonderful occasion.

Spens Posted by John and Poppy Spens on Mon, 21 Apr 2008 | Visit John and Poppy Spens's blog