Warmth and care in Rhino Camp

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Sunday was a little respite for the team who began the day by joining in the 9am service in the cathedral followed by coffee and cakes at the home of David and Heather Sharland, CMS Britain mission partners.

The Ibbas and team then went out to lunch in a café serving pizzas, burgers and chips! I am sure they appreciated more familiar food. Diane was able to send a few photos through. In the afternoon they visited the diocesan demonstration farm, part of David’s agricultural work.

Monday found the Logic team on the road again, this time to Rhino Camp, not a wildlife retreat, but a vast refugee camp on the banks of the Nile east of Arua.

The camp was closed a few years ago when peace was established in South Sudan and folk returned home but sadly had to reopen with the outbreak of civil war during the past year.

Bishop Hilary and his wife Mama Joyce accompanied the team as they regularly carry out pastoral visits to the camp. The team have promised to share news of the day on their return, but suffice it to say that it was a humbling and challenging experience for all. They were particularly struck by the warmth and generosity of the welcome they received and the pastoral care shown by Bishop Hilary and Mama Joyce.

Tuesday has been spent at the VTC again with the students and possibly some visits to the local market. In the evening a leaving party is planned for the Ibbas who return to Ibba early Wednesday morning.

So an Arua style party? Probably a camp fire and goat roast, story telling and songs? Watch this space!

Comments

Kay Clarke said Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:13AM
Great to read your blog. Brings happy memories of our visit to Arua. Every blessing. Will be remembering you in prayer. Love to all. Please send greetings from the Acizu Tualu Team 2013. Forever in our hearts. Still sharing your story.

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