News from September 2008

J’espère que je connais plus français qu’avant

I’m in Paris until 23 Oct. continuing to study French. I then return to London for my Masters graduation, then back to Belfast for some part time study at Belfast Bible College and work with YWAM. I’m planning to move to Burundi at the end of March.

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Alison_28_march_2011_001 Posted by Alison Gill on Wed, 01 Oct 2008 | 1 comments | Visit Alison Gill's blog

What Next?

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If you’ve been asking yourself what God might want you with do, in terms of your mission involvement at home, or somewhere else, ‘Going Global’ is for you!

‘Going Global’ is an event organised by CMS Ireland to help you consider how to take your engagement in God’s mission to a deeper level. This ‘half-weekend’ is an opportunity for you to explore what, on earth, God might be calling you to.

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Posted by Colin Corbridge on Fri, 26 Sep 2008

Welcome to Ethiopia

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I left home on a beautiful Autumnal day in September and 17 degrees, landed in Dubai with my glasses steaming up in 30 degrees of heat and finally arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to a torrential downpour. The rainy season is due to finish at the end of September.

I write this after a pleasant morning meeting in bright sunshine out in the garden of the Diocesan offices – suddenly the rain has returned with a vengeance. Although this is my fifth visit to Ethiopia, my second as RMP for the Diocese of Egypt, I still forget about the fact that Addis Ababa is 8,500 feet above sea level

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Img_4014 Posted by David Gough on Thu, 25 Sep 2008 | Visit David Gough's blog

Running Water and Running Repairs...

It’s raining outside, the tank for rainwater collection is going to be filled nicely. Not a bad idea here as running water from town is lousy for this part of town. Especially at dry season, you’re lucky then when you get some pressure at night time and you hear water trickling in. It’s the third day without running water, and we’re still in the rainy season (till November), so we better clean the tanks now to have the benefits later.

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Den_breejen_2011 Posted by Aart and Geesje den Breejen on Thu, 25 Sep 2008 | Visit Aart and Geesje den Breejen's blog

The man from Sudan

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Recently I was introduced to speak at a mid week service as – “…you’ve heard about the man from Del Monte, well today we welcome the man from Sudan.” As I got up to speak I thanked the Rector for his warm welcome and retorted – “at least you did’nt introduce me as Mongo man! I had been invited to speak about a new school at Mongo in Southern Sudan.

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Img_4014 Posted by David Gough on Mon, 22 Sep 2008 | Visit David Gough's blog

On the road to more equipment

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It’s all happeing in Arua and Yei with a vehicle for the Den Breejens and woodwork equipment for the two Vocational Training Colleges in Arua and Yei.

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Img_4014 Posted by David Gough on Fri, 19 Sep 2008 | Visit David Gough's blog

Journey towards Burundi: learning French in Paris

So, I’m in Paris, trying to drastically improve my French in 8 weeks. It’s fun and challenging but I really feel God’s grace for this season. I’ve even met another couple moving to Burundi next year as well as others moving to the Great Lakes region of Africa. Exciting.

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Alison_28_march_2011_001 Posted by Alison Gill on Wed, 17 Sep 2008 | 1 comments | Visit Alison Gill's blog

Wet, but not washed out...

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Despite the worst weather since records began, I enjoyed a relaxing break during the summer, sandwiched between a busy, yet very productive, work schedule.

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Img_4014 Posted by David Gough on Tue, 16 Sep 2008 | Visit David Gough's blog

Travelling to the 'heart' of Africa...

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Burundi, often referred to as the ‘heart of Africa’ as a result of its location and characteristic shape, is the destination for a CMS Ireland META team in the summer of 2009.

METAs are Mission Experience Teams Abroad. They provide opportunities for Christians in Ireland to visit one of our partner locations in another part of the world, to experience life and work there and to sample something of a different culture. This META will be a great encouragement to our partners in Burundi and our hope is that they will inspire, challenge and enthuse the participants to engage more deeply in global mission.

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Posted by Colin Corbridge on Thu, 11 Sep 2008

Blogging on the go

Car mechanical breakdowns can happen anywhere, but does AA cover extend to Uganda? Rory tells us how he made it home after the engine in his vehicle overheated.

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Wilsons_2013 Posted by Rory Wilson on Mon, 08 Sep 2008 | 3 comments | Visit Rory, Denise & Gideon Wilson's blog