Added by Pauline Batstone on December 27, 2012 at 6:49am — No Comments
I have struggled over the past 10 days to comprehend my experiences in Lui as well as the horrific school shootings in Connecticut. So much of it all hits my heart as a mother:
Added by Chris Cobb on December 24, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments
Larry Duffee, the Episcopal Church missionary serving in Juba, South Sudan, sent out the 2012 Christmas message of the Most Reverend Dr. Daniel Deng Bul, Archbishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church of Sudan, this morning and asked that it be shared as widely as possible. I'm posting it here as three attachments, the way Larry sent it. If someone can figure out how to post it in a better, more easily readable way here, please feel free.
Here's a quick summary: The archbishop cites…Continue
Added by Debra Morris Smith on December 23, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Christmas Greetings to you all in the Name of our Savior Jesus Christ.
we are very happy to hear that you have reached safely to your various
countries thanks be to God.
l too arrived Kampala safely but l became sick suffering from pain in my throat and the root cause is not yet known.lam still undergoing treatment.l need your prayers.
I had what for me was a interesting experience on Wednesday. I needed to go to Cape Girardeau. I should have known, but did not realize that the distance from my office to Christ Church, Cape was almost exactly the same distance as from Lui to the Guesthouse in Juba. My recent trip to Juba and back took three days, 12 hours of driving. In contrast, I left after lunch to go to Cape, had a 1 1/2 hour meeting and came home for dinner, all in about 5 hours.
It is just one example of…Continue
Added by Dan Smith on December 21, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments
When we were in Lui Chris produced her own small Advent Candle ring which she had brought specially from Missouri, and which we lit during Compline. This was the Mappowder version this morning. For those who do not know about this custom of Advent, or who have forgotten - the first candle lit on…Continue
Revd. David Dunning wearing his the Lui Stole which he has just been given at the Mappowder 9.00 a.m. service. As well as expressing his thanks to the Lui Mothers Union who made the stole which I gave him, David, aided by Deacon Victoria Ayres, led prayers for the people of Lui and for closer working…Continue
Added by Pauline Batstone on December 16, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments
The adjustment to life back in the states was eased a little by our stop in Kampala. At the guest house we all marveled at the running water and hot showers, flush toilets, and even fans in each room! The food was lovely, and most memorable were the harrowing car rides through the tangled streets, fighting for every inch of pavement with the other cars, motorbikes, and bicycles with not one traffic light or stop sign.
Although a day and a half have passed, I am still waking and…Continue
Before we left Lui, Jeannie composed the following short prayer in the hope we could use it in the churches of the Blackmore Vale Deanery - I have already send a copy to our Rural Dean with that request -
“Our Lord Jesus Christ, unite your people in Blackmore Vale with your people in Lui Diocese.
Work through and with us to make your kingdom come on earth.
All power comes from you.
Please help us to use that power to your praise and…Continue
Added by Pauline Batstone on December 14, 2012 at 5:59am — No Comments
The missioners have safely landed and are on their way home from the Lambert St.Louis Airport. They are all very tired and have been traveling almost 26 hours with lay overs at various airports since leaving Kampala, Uganda on Wednesday at 11:30 P.M.
A group of past missioners, friends and spouses were at the airport to greet returnees along with some extra clothes for added warmth.
Maria has posted that our folks have landed in St. Louis and had a nice group to welcome them home.
Added by Lisa Fox on December 13, 2012 at 4:14pm — No Comments
According to Facebook posts from Christina and Maria, they're in Detroit and have cleared customs. One more leg in this long trek homeward.
Added by Lisa Fox on December 13, 2012 at 11:50am — No Comments
Just to let her friends know that after a good rest at her friend's house in London, Jeannie travelled home today. She's pretty sure she just has a cold virus and there is no need to worry about her. Ever-active, she has friends visiting with her at her home for the next few days. We are looking forward to meeting with her and hearing more about the trip to Lui.
I see from Chris and Maria's Facebook status updates that the group has made it safely to Kampala. Thanks be to God!