Frisbee, football and a growing team

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Update: Thursday 6th July

On to Arua
After a great pool and craft market day on Monday in Entebbe, the team had an early start to catch the 75min Eagle Air flight to Arua. They were met by Canon Isaac from Madi West Nile Diocese and Principal Richard from the Vocational Training College (VTC).

The team spent Tuesday settling into their accommodation and on Wednesday, they attended the classes at the VTC along with the Ugandan and South Sudanese students. The teaching methods were perhaps not quite what the team were used to, but it gave a good opportunity to experience life in another context! In the afternoon the girls played a competitive game of frisbee and the lads joined in the very enthusiastic football match!

Four youth reps from Ibba Diocese (South Sudan) arrived today and will be staying with the team – the girls in the Mothers’ Union guest house and the lads in the VTC guest house. They will be able to hear first-hand news and stories of our friends in Ibba.

Refugee visits
Various activities have been planned over the next few days with a visit on Saturday to Koboko, a town a few miles north of Arua, which is host to several thousand refugees from South Sudan. The team and Ibba youth will visit the church pastors who have been displaced to Koboko and they’ll see the work the congregations are doing to provide for one another in these very challenging circumstances. They’ll also visit a new school being constructed by one of the pastors to offer education to refugee children.

Bishop Hilary of Yei is also in Arua at present and has warmly welcomed the team. He is hoping to arrange a visit next week for the team to one of the refugee camps, where again they will meet with the church folk who have had to flee from South Sudan. The team’s visit will be a great encouragement to folk that they are not forgotten and that we are concerned for their present situation and are remembering them in prayer and practical support.

South Sudan Appeal
As part of the response to the South Sudan crisis, CMSI has been able to support Peace and Reconciliation training through refugee parishes and Madi West Nile Diocese. We’ve just sent another $3000 to help Yei Diocese in their support of displaced people – $1000 is for ‘Dignity Kits’ for upper primary age girls in Rhino Camp and the rest is for provision of household items and food for clergy in Rhino and Bidi Bidi.

Support CMSI’s South Sudan Appeal.

Jenny Smyth is CMSI’s Mission Director. Her husband (Billy) and daughter (Abigail) are part of the Logic Team.

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