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A Warm Welcome

It’s less than two weeks since we left the UK, but it already feels like a lifetime ago. The past two weeks have been a non-stop introduction to life here: meeting people; visiting projects; figuring out how to drive, shop, cook and wash in this n…

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We’ve arrived!

We made it! The journey was great, all 8 bags arrived safe and sound including musical instruments. Customs was a little funny about us having quite so much luggage but after a look through a couple of the boxes, waived us through. We were picked …

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Fond Farewells

Friend –“How are you feeling?” (A good question and one we have been asked continually over the past few months but particularly as we say our goodbyes and prepare to leave.) Me – “Think of an emotion and I’m probably feeling it to some degree” Fr…

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Where has the time gone?

After an extremely enjoyable week with Lois’ family, a friend’s wedding and a weekend with Lois’ Grandma, we’re now less than three weeks from being in Zimbabwe. In fact, in three weeks’ time we will have arrived in Bulawayo and will be settling i…

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2 months to go!

Spring has definitely arrived here at IMC and the garden in the sunshine is absolutely gorgeous, but not very conducive for getting much work done. We are heading into the final straight, with just 3 weeks of training left! We’ve ticked a few thin…

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Prayer Letter, March 2012

‘Woforo dua pa a, na yepia wo’ (When you climb a good tree, you are given a push) Ghanaian proverb Our second and final term at the International Mission Centre (IMC) is now in full swing and the countdown to leaving the UK for Zimbabwe has commen…

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3 months to go!

Monday 11th June we fly from Heathrow… At the moment that is a bit of a scary thought, mainly in terms of what seems to be a never ending to-do list! Leaving the country seems to involve a lot of paperwork. A few of the things on the to do list …

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Uganda SLT conference

Placement Reflection – Uganda Hi everyone, below is a reflection on my placement in Uganda that I had to do as an assignment. This is a reflection on the time I spent in Kampala, Uganda during January 2012. I went to Uganda to attend the 4th East …

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Autumn News Letter

New Beginnings… We’ve now been living and training at the International Mission Centre (IMC) in Birmingham for six weeks and it has absolutely flown by. There are nineteen Mission Trainees and six children living at IMC, and we’re all getting us…

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Lois at East Africa SLT conference

In January I got the opportunity to go to Uganda for 4th East Africa Communication Disability Conference. You can read my reflection of it on the SLT Africa Blog.