News and articles from Niall Manogue

Mid-Africa Focus Night

A chance to get together, engage with what God is doing and be inspired to play your part in God’s mission at home and across the Mid-Africa region. Happening 2 weeks today!

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Posted on Wed, 14 May 2008

Goat kebabs and some rather angry men.

Partnership ain’t sexy. Often it carries on unseen without grabbing the headlines. But this week, I have seen its potential – if Burundi is to continue upon its path towards recovery, if the church s to play a role in that journey, then partnership, long term holistic involvement, is going to prove to be very significant indeed.

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Posted on Mon, 31 Mar 2008 | 0 comments

Mum's the word

I wanted to take a minute and write something about a scheme we ran a few months ago – belated I agree but important nonetheless…

For most of us in Ireland, Christmas is a time when we receive more than enough nutrition. My New Year is often spent trying to correct the results of my festive overindulgence! Christmas 2007 saw CMS Ireland running an alternative gift scheme focused around nutrition needs in one of our global partner locations.

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Posted on Mon, 10 Mar 2008 | 0 comments

All I Wanted Was Some Branston

March 2008. It’s now just over 6 months since I came back from Kiwoko to work for CMS Ireland. It is often commented that coming back from Africa and readjusting to life in the West is more difficult than going out to Africa in the first place – there is more than a grain of truth in this. On one hand, I have loved picking up aspects of my life here again – friendships, family, a job that excites and enthuses me. And yet, there is a part of me that finds being here, just a little bit uncomfortable.

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Posted on Wed, 27 Feb 2008

I'll be brief

...because things are very very busy here at Kiwoko. We have the Ekisa team here working at the minute so all my time has been taken up prepping and running things with them. They have finished the first of their 2 kids clubs, the first one being a 3 day program with our Kids living with HIV. They have done an amazing job – it was wonderful seeing them working alongside Ugandan staff to show love to the children that came along.

Remember us in your prayers this week – we are beginning our second kids club – a 5 day program with children of staff members in the hospital. Response from staff has been great – we had 350 children registered when we closed registration on Friday. The next week should interesting…

Posted on Sun, 19 Aug 2007

I'm Back

Well that was unpleasant! After a particularly nasty stomach thing last week, I am back at the desk feeling great again. Stephanie is continuing to take on more responsibility and the plan is that next week she will be running things completely. She’s doing a great job, but pray for her as she builds relationships with staff. So I have to tie up all the loose ends this week – it feels rather strange… My standard answer at the minute is “Speak to Stephanie about that!” Pray for me, as I move from the centre of the decisions and allow someone else to make them!

Posted on Mon, 25 Jun 2007

new job...

sorry for the blog silence over the last month or so…

But I return with news! As some of you already know, I'll be returning back to Ireland in September of this year having spent the last 18 months working at Kiwoko. Upon my return I'll be taking up the post of Regional Mission Partner for the Mid-Africa region. I'll be based in Ireland, but travelling overseas a few times a year to visit partners in the countries of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and DR Congo. I will be responsible f…

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Posted on Tue, 12 Jun 2007

mission?.. is it evangelism or social action?

It is not simply that evangelism and social involvement are to be done alongside each other. Rather, in integral mission our proclamation has social consequences as we call people to love and repentance in all areas of life. And our social involvement has evangelistic consequences as we bear witness to the transforming grace of Jesus Christ.As in the life of Jesus, being, doing and saying are at the heart of our integral task Extract from Micah Network Declaration on Integral Mission 2001…

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Posted on Sun, 13 May 2007

wedding time...

A good friend Dan, was married to Susan last weekend. Our esteemed MS and I played the role of drivers… a great day was had… all 550 of the guests… seeing as you all enjoyed my previous photo post.. i thought i'd treat you to another..

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Posted on Mon, 07 May 2007 | 3 comments

judith complained i had no photos...

Mrs Finch, in the UK at the minute, said she had appreciated my recent blog entries, but that they could have done with a photo… so.. I've taken the opportunity of using the bank holiday and resulting extra bandwidth to put one up…Me and my brother, after quad biking in Jinja over the Easter Break… that's mud.. not a dodgy fake tan gone wrong.

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Posted on Tue, 01 May 2007 | 2 comments