CMSI has launched a video of a special prayer for the global Church during the Covid crisis. The video features contributions from 29 different members of the CMSI family, including church leaders from all nine countries where the society's Global Partners are based. As CMSI's Mission Resource Manger, Roger Cooke explains, the prayer is part of the society's response to the current coronavirus pandemic. In the early days of the Covid-19 crisis here in Ireland, the CMSI staff
The theme of my last blog was 'Staying with the global Church after the crisis is over'. Since I wrote it, the mask-sewing Mothers’ Union group in Maridi has been on my mind. Over decades, this group’s relationship with individuals and parishes from their partner diocese in Ireland, Down and Dromore, has positioned them to make an immediate and innovative response to the Covid-19 crisis in South Sudan. For many years, Maridi MU has invested in training women in sewing skills.
Mark and Deirdre Zimmerman are CMSI Mission Associates based in Kathmandu, Nepal, where they live with their sons Zachary and Benjamin. In their April prayer letter, Deirdre provides a poignant insight into life for some of the most marginalised members of society in Nepal and shares an update on the Covid-19 situation in Nepal. Deirdre writes: Of course, Nepal is incredibly vulnerable to a disaster like Coronavirus. If the wealthiest nations in the world struggle to contain
This week's summary of some of the news and stories we've been sharing over the past week. This week, in CMSI: We’ve shared a good news story from North Kivu Diocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including a video greeting from Bishop Isesomo. We’ve posted a link letter from Isabelle Prondzynski, which provides updates and prayer requests from the Urban Development Programme in Kenya. Gillian Maganda shared about a CMSI Teams’ Training meeting with a difference Linda A