Easter greetings from CMS Ireland! As we journey from Palm Sunday through Holy Week to Easter Day, our global partners are also following the same road, many in really challenging circumstances. Easter is a time of increased tension in Egypt, news from DR Congo is heartbreaking with reports of increased rebel attacks on villages, Burundi and South Sudan are still enduring conflict and flooding has replaced famine in parts of Kenya. It is good to share a journey together, howe
I’ve been back from Zambia for a couple of weeks now. In hindsight, I’m grateful for the snow at the beginning of March, which saw Archbishop Richard and me delayed for 48 hours in Addis Ababa. As my wife, Anne pointed out – those 48 hours were a gift, affording me time to reflect on the visit. My previous frame of reference for CMSI in terms of Mission Experience is in the form of two trips to Kenya, one in 2003 and one in 2015. I was keen to see something a little different
It’s Palm Sunday and, of course, a special Sunday service to celebrate Jesus riding that donkey into Jerusalem. These days I am filling a gap in the diocesan roster over at Luangwa parish. It has three congregations, and today my duties took me to the main congregation, St. Luke’s Luangwa. Like most cities in the world, certainly all of them in Africa, Kitwe is suffering from urban drift and its inevitable consequences, urban sprawl. Luangwa is one of those 'sprawl' parishes.
CMS Ireland will hold its Annual General Meeting at 2pm on Saturday 21st April 2018, in the Emmaus Centre, Swords (Co. Dublin). All CMSI members are welcome. The AGM forms part of Shine – our Annual Members’ Day – which also includes an annual review in the morning and a shared lunch. The AGM provides an opportunity to look back over the past year in the life of CMSI, as well as looking to the year ahead. There will be reports from the Chair of the Board of Trustees and the M
March - a bridging month between Winter and Spring, a time of looking forward with hope…to brighter evenings, to warmer weather and to the celebration of Easter. I love this time of year. I enjoy the lift in spirits of friends and colleagues who, unlike me, hate the Winter. I relish the increased likelihood of outdoor exercise. I'm thankful for the return to daylight commutes to and from the office. This morning, I had to use my sun visor on my way to work! In work, March gen
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The music has just started up for church, so the service may begin within the next hour. The lectionary readings are from Jeremiah and Philippians: Jeremiah pays the price for speaking truth to power and ends up in a deep cistern in the mud; Paul writes from prison convinced that all his sufferings are worth it for the privilege of knowing Jesus and making Him known. I am preaching today in St Barnabas, Oltiasika. The neighbouring congregation, St Patrick's, is coming along t