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Students: Sad end to a great term

Sadly, what had been a really wonderful term for our students has ended in the worst way. 4000 students at Gulu University have ended up being sent home without being able to sit their exams following strikes by the lecturers, who reportedly haven’t been paid for months. The students then demonstrated both in support of […]

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How much am I worth?

I recently had the privilege of being asked to speak at Woman’s Day, I was given the topic “Made in the Image of God.” A few months earlier I had been asked to speak to some of University women on a similar topic of identity and I came to the day excited about sharing with […]

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Soul Sistaz

  From February, through to May my Tuesdays were jammed packed with language lessons, playgroup, therapy clients, hosting a ladies bible study and the highlight of the day…’Soul Sistazs’. Early each Tuesday evening my good friend Phiona and I would prepare the church and some snacks whilst having half an eye on the sky. Does […]

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The perfect victim is a silent victim

In February I had the privilege of attending the 6th East African International Conference on Communication Disability, in Kenya. For those of you that been following our blog since we have been with BMS, you may remember my very first blog post was about attending the 4th Conference held in Uganda January 2012. So it felt good […]

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I had a dream

When I was 9 years old we had summer Sunday school which was focused on the work of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). MAF flies to some of the most isolated and remote places on earth  to support indigenous churches, create access to medical care, provide disaster relief, and make community development projects possible. It was during that […]

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New Year New Life

It’s New Year’s Eve and I am following the trail of dust in front of me as I follow Joe through the bush. This 21year old, 8 seater landcruiser is more than full and so is the other. In front a line of motorbikes laden with two, three or even four people on each, weave their […]

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Christmas Greetings from Gulu

Christmas greetings from Gulu. The tree is up, the Christmas music is on, the nativity scenes are out and we are very nearly starting to feel a tiny bit Christmassy. The Post Office has also done a sterling effort sorting a wonderful array of parcels (thank you so much to those generous and organised present […]

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A glimpse of Gulu part 1: Oranges

We had A Very Hungry Caterpillar theme for playgroup last week. As I read the story, the children took it turns to find the food described and feed the caterpillar (a play tunnel). As I’m sure you recall “On Friday he ate through 5 oranges, but he was still hungry”. Well this time it was […]

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Fresh Eyes

Over the past few months we have had several visitors, both socially and work related as well as our Action Team (known to expat community here as the ‘Mini Brits’). Whenever you have someone come, especially if it is their first time in Africa, Uganda or even just their first time in Gulu, you find […]

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Monkey See Monkey Do

RB the Milkmonkey Oh how I love watching Connie play. Joe and I will often give each other a nudge when we see her doing something particularly funny or endearing, so we can share in watching whatever scene may be unfolding. One of the most hilarious and sometimes disconcerting things to see, are those playtimes that […]