News and articles from John and Poppy Spens

Update from the Spens

There was much delight in Goja recently when Bishop Hilary Luate Adeba dedicated the foundations of the third block of classrooms for the village primary school.

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Posted on Mon, 04 Apr 2011 | 1 comments

Maridi Projects...

Last week, Poppy and I were delighted to visit Maridi Diocese, to see how two CMS Ireland funded projects had progressed.

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Posted on Mon, 07 Mar 2011 | 0 comments

News from John and Poppy...

John and Poppy give us an update on a busy and blessed few weeks…

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Posted on Wed, 02 Mar 2011 | 1 comments

What next for Yei Vocational Training College?

After 2 years of running courses for the Sudan Recovery Fund, the Diocese of Yei Vocational Training College was wondering what would happen next. Could it find enough students and thus income to survive?

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Posted on Thu, 10 Feb 2011 | 0 comments

A visit to Maridi...

On 26th October, we caught the MAF plane in Yei to fly north 140 miles to Maridi…

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Posted on Fri, 19 Nov 2010 | 2 comments

Poppy's sister visits...

This weekend Poppy’s sister Beryl who lives in Aalsmeer, Holland came to visit us when she was speaking at a conference in Kampala. Along with her friend Ilva, she leads the children’s work at their church in Holland…and they got involved in some children’s ministry in Sudan.

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Posted on Tue, 26 Oct 2010 | 0 comments

Our visit to Kajo Keji

Last Thursday we went to Kajo Keji to meet the village leaders and the school of the proposed new BSF funded school. The site of the school is along the Yei to Kajo Keji road…

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Posted on Wed, 22 Sep 2010 | 3 comments

Update from John and Poppy...

It’s hard to believe that we have only been back in Yei a couple of weeks. We settle in so quickly that it almost feels like we’ve never been away!

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Posted on Thu, 09 Sep 2010 | 1 comments

Journey to Nuba Mountains...

Both of us had been invited to attend and speak at the Samaritan’s Purse(SP) staff conference in the Nuba Mountains so Monday 21st June saw us flying in a 12 seater plane with some SP staff from Juba to Kauda…

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Posted on Fri, 02 Jul 2010 | 3 comments

Goja says "Thank you!"

The opening of a new school brings much joy to the community in Goja. John and Poppy Spens share more about this important day…

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Posted on Thu, 11 Mar 2010 | 0 comments