News and articles from David Gough

What's in a name?

How important is your name to you? Do you know the meaning of your Christian name? Read on and see how important names are in DR Congo.

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Posted on Thu, 16 May 2013 | 1 comments

Let's twist again

The first I knew about it was when we were walking into Kindu City one evening… as we drew close to a group of kids Andrew produced some modelling balloons and started twisting.

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Posted on Thu, 16 May 2013 | 0 comments

Tafadhali kuomba kwa ajili yetu

These are the words that appear in Swahili at the top of a credit card style two-sided full colour card that Andrew brought with him to Kindu.

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Posted on Thu, 16 May 2013 | 1 comments

The Blues and the Gunners

Has this ever happened to you? You buy a new car or television and now everywhere you seem to look, someone is driving the same vehicle or has the exact same TV! What’s this got to do with the beautiful game you may ask?

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Posted on Wed, 15 May 2013 | 0 comments

Our daily bread...

No matter where I travel overseas to visit partners, there are two things that never disappoint; the warmth and genuineness of the welcome and the delicious banquets I am served up.

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Posted on Wed, 15 May 2013 | 0 comments

150 mile safari to Kasongo

In Swahili ‘safari’ means ‘journey’. Our three-day safari from Kindu to Kasongo, 240 km (150 miles) south from Kindu city, was long and arduous and prompted Andrew to observe, “They call this a road, it’s more like driving along a riverbed.”

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Posted on Tue, 14 May 2013 | 0 comments

Peace in the darkness

I have given over my blog space today to Rev Andrew Rawding, the Rector of the Parishes of Brackaville, Donaghendry and Ballyclog, County Tyrone. Andrew reflects on his first visit to Kindu Diocese, DR Congo.

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Posted on Sat, 11 May 2013 | 0 comments

Muzungos in town

The second leg of my visit to DR Congo began on an airstrip at Beni in Eastern DR Congo, where I met up with Rev Andrew Rawding, freshly arrived from County Tyrone.

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Posted on Fri, 10 May 2013 | 0 comments

Jambo and Asante Sana

By the time you read this final blog from North Kivu I will be busy travelling in Maniema Province DR Congo with Bishop Masimago of Kindu Diocese and Rev Andrew Rawding from the Parishes of Brackaville, Donaghendry and Ballyclog.

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Posted on Mon, 06 May 2013 | 1 comments

A cup of tea

As the saying goes, there’s nothing quite like a cup of tea. In DR Congo be careful what you ask for though, as a cup of tea has a completely different meaning.

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Posted on Sun, 05 May 2013 | 1 comments