Following the META journey...

Posted by Sarah Caughey on Tue, 18 May 2010 | 0 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

This Summer, CMS Ireland is sending Mission Experience Teams Abroad (METAs) to Kibungo Diocese in Rwanda, Luwero Diocese in Uganda and Yei Diocese in Southern Sudan.

Through these short term experiences,CMS Ireland hopes that individuals are challenged and enthused in their faith, and in their understanding of mission. METAs are opportunities to engage with grassroots mission, and to be transformed by that experience. Our Global Partners are also greatly encouraged by visits by METAs.

From interviews to being on location with our Global Partners, our METAs go through an incredible journey as a team, and as individuals. And we want to be able to share something of their experience with CMS Ireland members and supporters.

So, this year the teams have begun to post regular blogs on the CMS Ireland website before they travel to their destinations in the summer. This means that you can keep up to date with their preparations before they leave, as well as during their time with Global Partners and then again on their return to Ireland. Through these blogs you will be able to learn more about the META journey and how you can support them in prayer.

In early July, the Connor Diocese META to the Diocese of Yei, Southern Sudan will be leaving. Look out for their blog coming soon!

In mid July, the Youth META will be travelling to Kibungo Diocese in Rwanda to take part in the Diocesan Youth Programme, help build a house for a returning refugee and see how the 2009 Annual Project Start Small Grow Tall, supporting Maize Growing Co-operatives has made an impact on the local communities. Click here to read their first blog.

August sees the departure of the Ekisa 2010 META who will be spending three weeks working with Ugandan team to run children’s programmes at Kiwoko Hospital in Luwero Diocese, Uganda. Click here to visit their blog.

You can sign up here to receive regular alerts and updates when the teams upload a new blog. You can also leave messages for the teams through the blogs to encourage the teams in their preparation and when they are with Global Partners.

Please do remember the teams and their leaders in your prayers over the weeks ahead.

If you would like to learn more about METAs, click here.

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