Wednesday, 29 July 2009

A message from Bishop Francis

Dear Jenny and all,

It has been a longtime since we communicated,our communication system is not yet good,however, I hope that you and the rest of our friends are doing well.

I have travelled to Uganda for some duty and soon will go back to the Sudan after 4 to 5 days.from now.

I left Yemba Soro in the Sudan and he is doing well during his vocation with relatives but soon he may come back to Nairobi as they will start their academic term.

The situation back home was well only that we lack rainfall and so crops this year will not be harvested well. Pray for the rains please!

1.Pray alsothat the political situation will go well as recently,the borders disputes was resolved by the International borders disputes committee regarding to Abeyei areas bordering the North and the South Sudan.

2.Remember also the Darfur areas as the warring factions fought between themselves and the people suffer most.

3.The forthcoming elections in the Sudan as well as the refrandum which will take place in 2011.

4.Pray for our diocese as we seek contributions to build a simple office for the Diocese of Rokon. The community have done their best by burning red bricks and collections of stones and sand, what remains are the industrial materials and support for the skill builders.

Thank you and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Kind regards,


Monday, 27 July 2009

A touching "thank you"

I've already told the story of Robin Bragg taking a laptop on the plane with him when he went to Kenya, and successfully giving this to Mike. What I didn't know was that Mike sent us all a beautiful "Thank you" card, which Robin passed on when he got home. I will try to get a photograph online for you to see.

The wording is:
I want to thank you for STANDING by me
and HELPING me in your own way when I really NEEDED you.
I cannot state my GRATITUDE towards you.
Thank you for all that you did for me.

There were also two lovely postcards from Kenya, one from Mike, and one from his foster brother Mogga, also thanking us for supporting Mike.

I can't wait for Mike to get back to Nairobi, so that I can e-mail him our thanks! I have no way of contacting him when he is at home in Sudan, and he has been there since the last semester ended in May. There are two semesters a year: August to December, and January to May.