In the Home Straight

by Michael Ford last modified 04 Nov, 2013 02:31 PM

Latest newsletter from the Revd Jane Shaw, teaching in Mundri, South Sudan.

In the Home Straight

Andrew and Jane with Chaima Students

The week was packed with a huge, 3 1/2-hour ordination service in Lui, followed by a tour of the local area, with its Cathedral, memorials, meeting-tree and hospital; teaching on primary health care, marriage and funerals; a visit to Chaima Christian Institute, local schools and a health clinic; and preparations for a farewell feast.

Jane says, "Now we are within sight of the end of our trip. Tomorrow each of us is to preach in Mundri Cathedral – Andrew at the English service, me at the “main” (Moru) service, with Paul interpreting. So I have to write out my exact words in fair copy so that Paul can read it over beforehand. That’s tonight’s task.

"Tomorrow evening Bishop Bismarck has invited us to his house for dinner; and then on Monday we have the Farewell Service and Party at the College. On Tuesday (morning, probably) we fly with MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) to Juba, and stay in the ECS Guest House again; and on Wednesday we embark on the marathon journey home with Kenya Airways, via Nairobi to Heathrow.

"Andrew’s long-suffering wife Sarah has kindly agreed to collect us (0530 on Thursday), so I hope to be back home later on Thursday morning. And will probably sleep the clock round!"

"We have had a marvellous trip, with very generous hospitality, and all our purposes have been accomplished, with grace and good will. Praise God!"

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Previous stories:
The Jungle Book and the Good Book
Potholes, Dancing and Optimism 
Newsletter from South Sudan No. 1 
Off to South Sudan 

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