CMSI FAMILY: Staff team - Pray for Linda Abwa in her role as Partnership Coordinator. Thank God for the new links that parishes have taken on recently and pray for Linda as she seeks additional link parish commitment for some of her Global Partners.
KENYA: Isabelle Prondzynski - Pray that God will continue to guide Isabelle and her colleagues as they follow His calling to minister in Kayole. Thank God for the continuing good health of the UDP team of Lucy, Louise, Antony and Isabelle. Give thanks that vaccine availability in Kenya is good, and that vaccination centres are more numerous throughout the country.
We are delighted to announce that Kerygma, the Good News Choir will be performing at a special fundraising concert in St Mary’s Parish Church, Newry on Saturday 21st May at 7pm to support the work of CMS Ireland, with a special focus on their partners in Nepal. Tickets £15.00 (children 10 yrs and under:£5.00) - pay at the door or buy in advance from choir members or online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/Kerygma-the-Good-News-Choir The choir was formed in 2015 by Lorna Palmer and i
Daniel Fleming is a first year Ordinand studying at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute (CITI) in Dublin. He is currently on a 4 week placement with our partners in the Province of Alexandria and is pictured here with Archbishop Samy Fawzy at All Saints Cathedral's Good Friday Service in Cairo. The churches in Egypt follow the calendar of the Coptic Church, and so Daniel has had the privilege of celebration Easter twice this year! In reflecting upon his first week,
‘Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here: He has risen!’ Luke 24:5 And so, in that moment, for the mourning women carrying spices to the grave, everything changed. The grave becomes a door to life. Confusing memories made sense, hope rose from despair, the confusion of darkness was flooded with light and they ran to tell the good news. A dead end transformed, repurposed to life with a mission: To see God’s Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. And th
‘a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief’ Isaiah 53:3 News flooding in from so many places –whole city scapes reduced to rubble in Ukraine their inhabitants starving, dying or fleeing; green hillside villages burnt to ashes and abandoned in DR Congo as rebel atrocities spiral out of control; an unapparelled food crisis looming in sub Saharan Africa resulting from drought and displacement; almost 90 million refugees worldwide – a world full of sorrow and acquainted with g
Maundy from the Latin mandatum – to command, to order, to enjoin In the upper room Jesus gave thanks to the Father, broke bread, poured out wine, prophesied his death and declared the coming of God’s Kingdom. Down the centuries and across the world followers of Jesus have obeyed his command to share in communion to remember their Lord. Jesus also does another extraordinary thing. He gets up from the table, wraps a towel around his waist, pours water into a basin and begins to
Daniel Fleming is a first year Ordinand studying at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute (CITI) in Dublin. He is originally from Lismore Union of Parishes in the Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory. Daniel will be spending around four weeks with our partners in the Province of Alexandria (Egypt) from mid-April through to mid-May. He has a particular interest in inter-faith dialogue, and some of his placement will be given over to learning from Bishop Mouneer in th
Greetings from Uganda after another month has passed in the blink of an eye! March was kind to us with our first week off work, a successful job interview and more culinary triumphs just a few of the highlights. Unlike in the UK, March began as most other months begin here, baking hot and dry! We were and are still experiencing 30+ degree heat every day and awaiting a rainy season which should have arrived late February. Our Ugandan colleagues assured us it was only a few day
Following months of escalating violence in Eastern DRC, a massacre in the Ruwensori Mountains, within North Kivu Diocese, has devastated two parishes. Bishop Isesomo today reports that the two parishes have emptied of people, mostly women and children fleeing for their lives. Bishop Isesomo temporarily hosted over two thousand displaced people on the Cathedral compound in North Kivu's capital of Butembo, after a similar atrocity 15 months ago. Today he said that most people a