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|Welcome meal for the college|
This term I'm teaching a full timetable as I am running an intensive English language course for 12 new students as well as my usual lessons. In the midst of all this it has been chaotic with 30 new students arriving to register. They are sponsored by their local churches but struggle to find fees, so there are long discussions about whether they have brought enough money. I also struggle with their unpronounceable, and un-spellable names, and that they don't know their dates of birth! I somehow get all this onto spread sheets and sit in finance meetings discussing how much maize we can afford to buy. There has also been final timetable planning, rotas to make and the inevitable flow of students who are feeling ill (or homesick?) during their first week at college. Evenings have been dominated by preparing a sermon in Swahili for tomorrow, and keeping up my own MA studies.
Thank you for kind messages about the ordination vote last week. I continue to feel very welcomed and accepted here amongst both clergy and laity.