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Home is where your heart is

  Snow! We’ve been back in the warmth of Gulu for over a month now, so apologies for the lack of communication, it’s been a busy transition back. Having had our first British winter in 6 years, we realised just how much we are acclimatised to the African heat and life, and that the children […]

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Merry Christmas from Yorkshire

Decorating with Grandma This is our first Christmas in the UK for 6 years, our first since starting our African adventures. Christmas is one of the times of the year when we most miss ‘home’ and so being back feels like a real treat. Christmas traditions don’t seem to have changed much in 6 years, […]

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Prayer Letter December 17

Posting this on the blog as I missed the deadline for BMS to process our December prayer letter before Christmas, so it will probably be published in January. At their teachers wedding Dear Friends, We hope that this letter finds you well, thank you for taking the time to catch up on our news and […]

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Tour of Britain

No, not a cycling post but our Home Assignment schedule. It’s a fairly packed schedule but we would love to see as many of your lovely faces as we can, so check out where we are and when. If your not sure where these places are, take a look at the map and see if […]

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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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The Hardest Part

Last year I asked what you wanted to know about life in Gulu. As you can see I haven’t been exactly prolific in the blog writing this year but here I hope to answer at least one of your questions. Someone asked “What is the hardest thing about living in Gulu?” I don’t have to think […]

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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 […]