News from February 2009

'Listen In' - Bishop Enoch Kayeeye talks about DR Congo's Ethnic Conflict

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When Bishop Enoch Kayeeye, from North Kivu Diocese, visited Ireland recently he was interviewed by the BBC’s Colletta Smith. Colletta took the opportunity to find out more about the instability that has plagued DR Congo in recent years. Listen to the interview here.

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Posted by Colin Corbridge on Mon, 02 Mar 2009

February - where did it go??

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I have had a touch of bloggers block this month – I just haven’t had a moment to string the words together…or the power to transmit them!! So apologies if this turns out to be a mish mash of thoughts and ponderings from the past month. (Bloggers note: the power has just gone out…not according to schedule…so this blog has been copied and pasted online at a later, powered, time!)

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Sarah_hutchinson Posted by Sarah Caughey on Thu, 26 Feb 2009 | Visit Sarah Hutchinson's blog

Starting Small, Growing Tall...

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Julie Currie explains why CMS Ireland’s Annual Project plays an important role in the Society’s efforts to encourage young people in mission.

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Posted by Colin Corbridge on Thu, 26 Feb 2009

Facing Giants...

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There are many thatched ECS churches in the Yei Diocese and last Sunday, we had the opportunity to visit the Zamba church, where John was invited to preach

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Spens Posted by John and Poppy Spens on Tue, 17 Feb 2009 | Visit John and Poppy Spens's blog

My first nepali anniversary (or nepaliversary!!)

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One month, two homes, twelve hours of power and many blessings!

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Sarah_hutchinson Posted by Sarah Caughey on Sat, 14 Feb 2009 | Visit Sarah Hutchinson's blog

Reaching Out...

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Today I went to an Internally Displaced Peoples’ (IDP) Camp near Lainya, about 35 miles from Yei. A small village had fled from the LRA about 6 months ago and have set up camp near Lainya. They have no health care and little food. They have made temporary houses with tarpaulins for the roof. It is thought there are 300 people there. There were many children of whom several were malnourished, as well as many pregnant women.

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Spens Posted by John and Poppy Spens on Mon, 09 Feb 2009 | Visit John and Poppy Spens's blog

Leaving UK and early days in Burundi

Greetings from Bujumbura, Burundi. I have finally arrived to live here! It is great. I had a wonderful welcome from 6 friends who met me at the airport.

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Alison_28_march_2011_001 Posted by Alison Gill on Wed, 04 Feb 2009 | Visit Alison Gill's blog

CMS Ireland's Board of Directors Respond to Ian Smith's Illness

Over the New Year CMS Ireland was saddened by the sudden and unfortunate news that Director of Mission, Ian Smith, had been diagnosed with a brain tumour.

CMS Ireland’s Board of Directors and Staff join with Ian’s many friends around the world in praying that he may know the Lord’s peace and healing.

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Posted by Colin Corbridge on Tue, 03 Feb 2009

Partnership Grows as DR Congo Bishop Prays For Healing in Ireland

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Reflecting on a busy five-day programme, Bishop Enoch Kayeeye – from North Kivu Diocese- said that his time in Ireland had been “very useful in developing the partnership between DR Congo and Ireland”.

That growing sense of ‘partnership’ was clearly demonstrated when the Bishop had the opportunity to pray with CMS Ireland’s Director of Mission, Ian Smith, who is currently on sick leave.

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Posted by Colin Corbridge on Tue, 03 Feb 2009

Sudanese students prepare for healthcare training.

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We took this photo of the 5 students from Diocese of Lainya and five from the Diocese of Yei on the eve of their trip to Kampala for 9 months training to be Health Care Assistants at the International Health Sciences University.

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Spens Posted by John and Poppy Spens on Tue, 03 Feb 2009 | Visit John and Poppy Spens's blog