|All the village celebrating the clinic opening|
We have had a great, and full week, with the visit here of the Bishops and representatives from the other two Dioceses of our three way partnership. Bishop Michael and Archdeacon Robert came from Gloucester, and Bishop Mary and a guy called Bill Dolby from California.
The main aim of the week was to hold a one day teaching seminar for clergy in 4 different venues in the area. By the end of the 4 days we were a great team and I think our teaching well appreciated. I was involved in lots of organising and hosting - from getting to venues on time and liaising with local organisers.... to ensuring daily flap jack supplies and water for showers.
|The worldwide church!|
For us we felt wonderfully supported and encouraged in all that we do - and try to be - here; though being part of so much stimulating conversation in fluent English was rather a shock and I was so "over stimulated " for the first few days I couldn't sleep!
And on Sunday Mubanga Clinic was opened - the whole village turned out with cheering and traditional dancing and singing - followed by a long and very jolly church service. It was a great honour to all the work the local people have done to build it, and to Alastair's project management that has seen it to completion.
There is now a lot of work to do to get it opened in the next few weeks, with staff to organise and more expense for initial drug and equipment supplies.
So this week we are back to "normal" - hospitals, teaching, preaching engagements etc.