Reuben Beck Bailey

We are delighted to announce the arrival of Team Ovenden’s newest member: Reuben Beck Bailey! He made his way speedily into the world on Sunday 24 April at 11.43am, less than half an hour after our arrival at hospital, and less … Continued

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“Cold…windy…wet” – (Glorious!)

“Cold..windy…wet” These were the first three words uttered by our slightly concerned looking little girl as we exited Leeds Bradford airport last month. It was a wonderful description, as it wasn’t really raining, just that wet air that is so…Glorious! For … Continued

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Christmas Greetings

  Warmest Christmas Greetings from Gulu! Christmas is just around the corner and in all this heat it’s snuck up on us without us realising. The combination of the tropical weather and Gulu not really celebrating Christmas in a way … Continued

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Nomad

We may not have been packing up a yurt each time, but the last few months have certainly felt very nomadic, visiting over 20 different places and sleeping in nearly as many beds. Our rental car was our version of … Continued

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When there’s no 999…

What do you do when you wake to find your 13 month old baby listless, sleepy, feverish and with shallow, rapid breathing? Call your GP? Call 999? But what if there’s no emergency number to call? This was the situation … Continued

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Home Assignment Schedule – Autumn ’15

Home Assignment is a time when we try to connect with the individuals and churches that are supporting us to be here in Uganda with our sending organisation BMS World Mission. We have more churches and supporters than we can … Continued

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Let’s Communicate

One of the sadnesses for me, as we prepare to leave Uganda for Home Assignment, is leaving my therapy clients. They bring me a ridiculous amount of joy. Thankfully for me, and for them I hope, Home Assignment isn’t long and I’ll … Continued

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Dignity

  One of my Ugandan friends is about to become an aunty again. She’s 20 and the oldest of 5 siblings. This time she is the aunt to the baby of her 11 year old sister. You have probably just … Continued

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Exchange

We recently wrote an article for BMS’s Exchange magazine, a magazine for former mission personnel about our reflections on swapping cultures within the same continent. So we thought we’d post it on here too. Ebenezer, Zimbabwe Relocating to Uganda was … Continued

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Gulu – First Impressions

We have been in Gulu for three months now, so I thought it would be good to give an idea of what this place is like. Well our first impressions anyway. For those of you who know we’ve moved to back … Continued

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More Ebenezer Updates

Thanks for continuing to pray and reading the updates. We are duplicating by putting them on our blog (and slow at it). So if you would like to get the updates directly, please click here and submit your details and … Continued

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Prayer Update for Ebenezer

  We have received further updates from our dear friends in Zimbabwe about the ongoing threat of Shalom farm being taken-over and the subsequent threat to Ebenezer’s existence. Ebenezer and Shalom are wonderful, God-inspired initiatives that we had the pleasure of … Continued

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