As attention focuses on strife-torn nations to its north, hunger is rife in Uganda, with food shortages leading to rapidly rising prices and a continuing drought, particularly in the poorest regions, such as Karamoja in the north-east. The situation is so bad that women and children are foraging in the forests for leaves to use for food, according to local priests. But the forests themselves are in danger because people are eking out a living by selling firewood and charcoal. There has also been an increase in theft as well as domestic violence and drunkenness, the priests have told the Catholic charity SPICMA – Special Projects in Christian Missionary Areas – which has donated £45,000 to three remote parishes since it received an appeal from them a month ago.
This is the Spring 2017 edition of the Friends of Mill Hill Magazine, East Africa
Following the Cross over and around the rubbish dump.
The very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and strewed them on the road. The crowds preceding him and those following kept crying out and saying: “Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is the he who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest.” And when he entered Jerusalem the whole city was shaken and asked, “Who is this?” And the crowds replied, “This is Jesus the prophet, from Nazareth in Galilee.”
Two little old women
The visitor and the hyenas
Piet Korse mhm is a veteran Mill Hill missionary and self-made cultural researcher/anthropologist. Many years of field work in DR Congo and Uganda have resulted in a rich harvest of publications in French, Dutch and English. Publications in English include: Spiritual Dialogue with the Bantu and Basankusu Testimonies. Read more.
Louis Lokuli Is'Ikoka For many generations Mill Hill missionaries have sung their signature tune borrowed from Gilbert & Sullivan: 'For he is a Mill Hill man'. Now a Congolese Mill…
The annual assembly for the Mill Hill missionaries working in Uganda and Kenya was held on the 3rd to the 7th of January at Ukweli Pastoral Centre in Kisumu. 36 members from various missions were able to attend the assembly. Despite the decline in numbers, it was an assembly with more members from the South and East than West, signaling the shift in the demographics of the society. For the first time the average age for the assembly was under 40, a sign of a vibrant, enthusiastic and hopeful new breed of missionaries ready to carry on the mantle.
This is the December 2016 Edition of the Magazine Published by the First Cycle Students of the Mill Hill Missionaries in Jinja, Uganda. Read more