News from November 2009

CMS Ireland launches resource review...


We all know the familiar saying: “money doesn’t grow on trees”…and strictly speaking, it’s true. But when we use paper, there are real costs, whether environmentally or financially. At CMS Ireland, we continue to seek ways of making the most of valuable resources, such as paper and money.

As some of our Global Partners begin to feel the effects of global warming and as the world economy remains in a delicate state, we want to do whatever we can to make the most of our resources and we are asking you to do your part in helping us cut the cost of the resources we use….

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Posted by Sarah Caughey on Tue, 01 Dec 2009

Advent greetings from Kiwoko

After a busy weekend weekend on call, Rory reflects on making use of Advent to reflect upon the wonder of the incarnation.

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Wilsons_2013 Posted by Rory Wilson on Sun, 29 Nov 2009 | 0 comments | Visit Rory, Denise & Gideon Wilson's blog

it's wet on deputation...

It was raining when we arrived and it was raining when we left for our next venue in Clougher. The rained on the way there, as we were there and on the way back…

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35580008 Posted by Mark Gill on Thu, 26 Nov 2009 | Visit Mark and Ali Gill's blog

Job Opportunity: CMS Ireland Mission Director


The Church Mission Society Ireland (CMS Ireland) is a dynamic, forward-looking Mission organisation that works in partnership with the Church to share God’s transforming love throughout the world. The Society seeks to help the Church engage more actively in mission, by facilitating partnerships between parishes in Ireland and our Global Partners, with whom we have been working for many years.

CMS Ireland is seeking to appoint a Mission Director to lead the organisation in the next phase of its development.

Please Note: The deadline for completed application forms is Friday 18th December 2009.

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Posted by Sarah Caughey on Wed, 11 Nov 2009

UPDATE: Kenya Emergency Appeal


Thanks to the prompt and generous support for the Kenya Emergency Appeal since its launch at the beginning of October, CMS Ireland has been able to send the first installment of financial support which has already been put to use in Kajiado Diocese.

While the first drops of rains began to fall on the 1st November, our brothers and sisters in the diocese need our prayerful and financial report, for rain and for God’s provision during this time, when East Africa faces one of the worst droughts in living memory.

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Posted by Sarah Caughey on Tue, 10 Nov 2009

2010 CMS Ireland METAs are go!


CMS Ireland is excited to announce the META teams for 2010…Our teams will be heading to Rwanda, Kiwoko Hospital in Uganda and Madi West Nile in Northern Uganda.

PLEASE NOTE: The Rwanda team is now full. Deadlines for applications for Kiwoko and Madi West Nile Teams have been extended to Friday 29th January 2010.

META stands for Mission Experience Teams Abroad. And they do exactly what they say on the tin. METAs provide opportunities for Christians in Ireland to visit one of our partner locations in another part of the world, to experience the culture, to share fellowship, to work with CMS Ireland Global Partners and to explore what ‘mission’ really means.

Interested??…then read on!

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Posted by Sarah Caughey on Fri, 06 Nov 2009

Ben falls off the veranda

Having a bad day? Rory shares some of the challenges facing a young lad with chronic health problems living in rural Uganda.

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Wilsons_2013 Posted by Rory Wilson on Thu, 05 Nov 2009 | 0 comments | Visit Rory, Denise & Gideon Wilson's blog

Burundi is hot, hot, hot!

There are 6 faculties in 3 campus for over 2000 students – or thereabouts, the Rector was unsure of the figures as things are so fluid here. But it is great to see the blessing.

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35580008 Posted by Mark Gill on Wed, 04 Nov 2009 | Visit Mark and Ali Gill's blog

November news..

November has begun and we only have a few weeks remaining before we return to the UK for the month of December. October was extremely busy: launching the mobile clinic, hosting several visitors, preaching in the Cathedral and dealing with banking issues…

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

How many visitors does it take to bring rain?


In Kenya there is a saying that ‘Visitors are a blessing’. If that is true then we here in Kajiado have been really blessed over the past few months.

So, what do visitors bring to us apart from lots of hard work….. read on!

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Ronnie___maggie_3 Posted by Ronnie & Maggie Briggs on Tue, 03 Nov 2009 | 4 comments | Visit Ronnie and Maggie Briggs's blog