News from June 2008

Miracles at Mongo


On 3rd March 2008, Ian and Carol Smith visited the community at Mongo where construction work on a new Primary School was about to start to replace the ancient and dilapidated buildings currently used by the pupils. The buildings are still in use and there are still three classes that take place under trees.

But not for much longer…

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Spens Posted by Colin Corbridge on Tue, 01 Jul 2008 | Visit John and Poppy Spens's blog


Twenty years ago people few people would question a missionary woman who’s only stated role is “wife/mother.” Things have changed.

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Mehls Posted by Jason and Louise Mehl on Fri, 27 Jun 2008 | Visit Jason and Louise Mehl's blog

Summer Holiday...Not a Chance...


July and August are shaping up to be two of CMS Ireland’s busiest months – and there’s not a beach ball or sun lounger in sight!

In the next two months: almost 100 people will be taking part in teams to Nepal, Egypt, Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya; we have short-term placements placements in Zambia and Uganda; and a host of volunteers will descend on Belfast and Dublin for ‘Summer Madness’ and ‘Urban Soul’.

So if you want to play your part in what’s going on then get praying for the teams, individuals and churches who’ll be working with CMS Ireland this summer…

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Posted by Colin Corbridge on Thu, 26 Jun 2008

What an exciting year so far...

What exactly does a Regional Mission Partner do? I thought it might be useful for you to know what the job entails. It certainly has been a jam-packed year so far for me, but also a year of exciting challenges and encouragement.

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Img_4014 Posted by David Gough on Wed, 25 Jun 2008 | 1 comments | Visit David Gough's blog

Not There (Mostly...)

So for about the first time 10 years I won’t be taking part in CMS Ireland’s venue at Summer Madness...

It was a bit weird not to be involved last week – when Julie and the Regional Mission Partners were beginning their preparation for the festival…but I have to be honest…it was also pretty liberating…

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Spike Posted by Colin Corbridge on Tue, 24 Jun 2008 | Visit Spike Corbridge's blog

Big Celebrations!


On Sunday we attended the colourful Thanksgiving service in the Kajiado Cathedral for the Diocese’s 10th anniversary celebration

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Ronnie___maggie_3 Posted by Ronnie & Maggie Briggs on Tue, 17 Jun 2008 | 2 comments | Visit Ronnie and Maggie Briggs's blog

Big Bums Quick!

Advertising posters can catch one’s eye while sitting in a Kampala traffic jam staring into space. “Big bums quick” caught the eye of Rory and stimulated a reflection on growth and development in Uganda.

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Wilsons_2013 Posted by Rory Wilson on Tue, 17 Jun 2008 | 3 comments | Visit Rory, Denise & Gideon Wilson's blog

King's departure heralds new era for Nepal...


Election season is over, the new constitutional assembly is in place, the king has been deposed and Nepal has been officially declared a Democratic Republic.

Writing from Kathmandu, CMS Ireland Mission Partner, Mark Gill shares his thoughts on the implications of these changes for the people of Nepal.

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Posted by Colin Corbridge on Wed, 11 Jun 2008

Another Journey!


The journey begins again. We are back in Kajiado at long last and trying to get the hang of things again…

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Ronnie___maggie_3 Posted by Ronnie & Maggie Briggs on Wed, 11 Jun 2008 | 4 comments | Visit Ronnie and Maggie Briggs's blog

Back home

We are coming home for a leave of 4 months from early July.

Hopefully we will catch up with many of you over those 4 months and we look forward to seeing friends and family and visiting our link churches over that time.

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Mpkenandjudith Posted by Ken & Judith Finch on Sat, 07 Jun 2008 | Visit Ken and Judith Finch's blog