One of the challenges they face is intermittent internet access – it’s not very reliable – welcome to rural Africa…..
We can expect a fuller account of some of her experiences next week but in the meantime, here are a few selected thoughts:
We arrived in Kenema City two days ago in the Kenema district. We met with Bishop Patrick Koroma in his very beautiful and humble home. We then met yesterday with the Paramount Chief of Kenema, the City council and the District council. Everyone was VERY warm and welcoming.
Upon our first meeting another Chief from the district said, “though our skin and our hair is different, we are not strangers”. There is a constant flow of ‘thank yous’ for the work CAFOD has done in the area.
Today we toured many schools and a pre-school. The children were very excited and loving, they sang for us. It was really overwhelming.
An experience beyond words, but I will try to blog early next week.
p.s. It may also be of interest that I shared a toilet with a lizard… Laurence shared his bedroom with a spider the size of a not so small dinner plate!
God bless and lots of love xxxxxx
The warmth of the welcome they’re receiving will stay with them for a long time, I’m sure. As for the lizard, I can cope with the thought of that, but the spider……
Watch this space for more news.