News from December 2008

Final Journey towards Burundi - no. 11

I move to Burundi on 21st January.

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Alison_28_march_2011_001 Posted by Alison Gill on Fri, 02 Jan 2009 | Visit Alison Gill's blog

A Cracker Christmas

Mixed with the celebration of the birth of the Saviour of the world is much that is at best peripheral, or indeed deeply contradictory. Rory found a surprising example when working the night on Christmas eve.

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Wilsons_2013 Posted by Rory Wilson on Mon, 29 Dec 2008 | 0 comments | Visit Rory, Denise & Gideon Wilson's blog

Christmas Greetings...

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Dear friends, Christmas greetings from CMS Ireland!

As 2008 draws to a close – and we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord – we want to thank all of you who have joined with us this year in the mission that Jesus has called us to.

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Posted by Colin Corbridge on Wed, 24 Dec 2008

'A Beacon of Hope' - Failte Balbriggan Centre Opens...

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People from Africa, Asia and Europe came together last Tuesday to celebrate the launch of Failte Balbriggan, a new integration centre in Balbriggan, North County Dublin. The centre, representing a new mission partnership in Ireland, was officially opened by Minister for State Trevor Sargent TD and blessed by Archbishop John Neill.

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Posted by Colin Corbridge on Fri, 19 Dec 2008 | 1 comments

Scott family home from Zambia

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The Scott family – Keith, Lyn, Adam and Hannah – arrived home safely this week, bringing to an end over 6 years of CMS Ireland mission service in Zambia…

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Img_4014 Posted by David Gough on Thu, 18 Dec 2008 | Visit David Gough's blog

Wedding Celebrations in Luwero...

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One onlooker joked – “This is a bad day to get sick at Kiwoko Hospital!”

Saturday 6th December saw the wedding of Kiwoko’s Medical Superintendent – and CMS Ireland Mission Partner – Dr. Rory Wilson. But while the hospital emptied, staff members and friends gathered together in Luwero Cathedral to celebrate the marriage of Rory to Denise Kane

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Posted by Colin Corbridge on Thu, 18 Dec 2008

Looking back at graduation 2008

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On 5th December 2008, another 91 students successfully graduated from Yei Vocational Training College, bringing the overall total for the last five years to 344. It was a year of records. A record number of students graduating – 91, in 5 separate disciplines; a record number passed their driving test – 34 out of 34; a record attendance at graduation, filling the new hall to overflowing.

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Spens Posted by John and Poppy Spens on Wed, 10 Dec 2008 | Visit John and Poppy Spens's blog

What's the Story?

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Stories are important – they inspire and entertain, they teach, they challenge, they show how things are and how things could be. Everyone has a story.

Niall Manogue reflects on two evenings of Kenyan ‘story-telling’ and helps us listen again to the unfolding mission story of Ronnie and Maggie Briggs.

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Posted by Colin Corbridge on Wed, 10 Dec 2008

Update for Sudan sojourners

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Thank you to all those who have supported the work of CMS Ireland with its partners in Sudan. I thought it was time for an Advent update from me…there’s so much happening to be thankful for, coming to the end of 4 years of peace in Sudan.

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Img_4014 Posted by David Gough on Tue, 09 Dec 2008 | Visit David Gough's blog

Could you be an MPO…?

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Mission Personnel Opportunities (MPO) are generally available here in Kajiado but are they a blessing or a burden?

Alongside the META concept of sending a team of people out to one of our Global Partners we have developed the MPO concept. This is essentially an individual offering their skills and gifts into a particular part of the work here in Kajiado and helping us to move forward in achieving the priorities set out by the Diocese. Recently we have had visits from three different people and it would be a good idea to set out some of the work they were involved with and how it actually helps us here in the Diocese.

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Ronnie___maggie_3 Posted by Colin Corbridge on Wed, 03 Dec 2008 | Visit Ronnie and Maggie Briggs's blog