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Monday, 9 July 2012

After a short journey from Buhiga to Gitega (where we came across the carnage of two articulated trucks which had collided and turned over and sprawled across the road, thankfully no-one killed) and a long wait for Fran├žois Nitunga (another Rema Ministries man) in Gitega today (we first thought he would arrive at 10am but he eventually arrived at 14.30) and a long dusty drive to Cyankuso we have arrived.   We met the Methodist Superintendent, Matthew, and he took us to our rooms for the night.   Again I have been blessed by a nice room with a hot shower, which is great.   We are far away from the capital, near the Tanzania border, we have just ordered food which I think is rice and banana chips?  

 I am looking forward to tomorrow when we start the leadership training.   It is always interesting to hear what the current issues are and to think through how these can be taught to the pastors and leaders who arrive.   

I have not heard from the Mission Medics team today yet, however yesterday they told me that they had had a great day at the local church and had been well looked after for lunch afterwards too.   I will post more when I hear from them......

..... I have just spoken to the Mission Medics team, who were arriving back from their day's work in Nyembuye clinic.   Chris informed me that the dental team (Chris, Anna and one of the Burundian staff) had seem 30 patients and that Clare the midwife had overseen a baby being born.  She says there is another expected tomorrow too.   The team are expected to visit the Rutana district hospital on Wednesday with Jean Claude who id the district medical officer and who has been very helpful to the team in a number of ways.

During the last few minutes the Methodist Superintendent has asked if I might come to preach at a gospel crusade/convention next summer (end of July) for a few days.   I thanked him for his invitation and said that I needed to pray and also deal the potential logistics of the situation when I got home to the UK.   God willing we have a place for next year's team already, those of you who are interested, start praying now!

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