Tag Archives: Uganda

Mothers’ Union members living with the consequences of Joseph Kony

The Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Winchester (of which I’m currently a Trustee) is linked through the Mothers’ Union Wave of Prayer to members in Kitgum, an area of Northern Uganda that lived for decades under the influence of … Continue reading

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Why I’m going to Greenbelt #GB11

Today I received my first ever Festival wristband in the post! I’ve only ever spent two nights under canvas (in a friends field), and don’t own a tent. I have spinal issues which cause me pain, especially if I stand … Continue reading

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Failing to count #myblessings is itself about Mothers’ Union

It’s been a whole week since I Counted my Blessings for Mothers’ Union Family Life Programme in Uganda. In many ways that counts as a fail, but for me it actually speaks about most of the Mothers’ Union members I … Continue reading

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Counting #myblessings – what price a phonecall?

I try, one day a week, to have a day without turning on my computer. This week, that day was yesterday (Monday 14th) which is why no blog post about Counting my Blessings with Mothers’ Union. So now I’m trying … Continue reading

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Counting #myblessings – going for growth!

38% if Ugandan’s suffer stunted growth! I’m not sure why I’m surprised by this, but I shouldn’t be, because on reflection none of the Ugandan’s I know, or have met, are particularly tall. At 5’5″ I don’t think of myself … Continue reading

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Counting #myblessings – for warmth and welcome

On a day when I’ve sat, getting very cold, by a lake watching my son sail for the first time this year, it is mildly amusing and appropriate (having thawed out in front of the rugby) that I find myself … Continue reading

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Counting #myblessings for food security

I think I’ll be putting at least a quid in the kitty today for the Mothers’ Union Family Life Programme. I’ve must have at least 50 tins and containers of food in our cupboards – a luxury that few Ugandan’s … Continue reading

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Counting #myblessings of comfort – pillows and cushions

Late in evening and my first chance to sit at the computer. Today, the busy life of a lay minister and Mothers’ Union member has included an MU Trustees meeting, and juggling the needs of several grieving families in the … Continue reading

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Counting #myblessings with Mothers’ Union – taps!

Back in 2006, being in receipt of a small amount of money after the death of a grandparent, we spent 3 weeks in Africa (the only foreign ‘holiday’ in 19 years of marriage). We took with us our 9 year … Continue reading

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