News from Wednesday, 08 October 2008

'Going for God' - Former Mission Partner Releases New Book...


The recent Mid-Africa Partnership Conference, in Newcastle, saw the launch of a new book by one of CMS Ireland’s longest serving volunteers and former Mission Partner, Sheilagh Jebb.

Entitled ‘Going for God’, the book is a reflection on almost 40 years of mission service with the Church Mission Society. Starting during the 1950’s in Nigeria and subsequently moving on to Sudan, The Gambia and Sierra Leone, Sheilagh’s ‘mission story’ is an inspiration to those considering long-term service today.

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Posted by Colin Corbridge on Thu, 09 Oct 2008

At Home in Uganda...


It’s around 100 miles from Yei (in Southern Sudan) to Arua (in northwest Uganda). In 2006 I completed the journey in approximately 3.5 hours, last year it took 6.5 hours but we managed the journey in an hour less this time. It was extremely exhausting with 3 people sitting across the front seats of a pick-up and getting covered in red dust from the road, choked with fumes from oil-burning trucks.

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Img_4014 Posted by David Gough on Wed, 08 Oct 2008 | 1 comments | Visit David Gough's blog

Being Church?

Recently I’ve been thinking a fair bit about what it means to “be church” and specifically to “be part of a church”.

It is, I admit, a pretty foundational issue for someone engaged in mission – but one that I can honestly say still leaves with me with lots of questions.

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Spike Posted by Colin Corbridge on Wed, 08 Oct 2008 | Visit Spike Corbridge's blog