A week of wonderful visitors: India, Africa, and now the Deaf Church too

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2016-06-22 14.53.43I posted earlier about Alfie and Jared our visitors from Vellore (and look at the wonderful gift they left: Jan and I will fight over the right to wear the shawl!). Then came the Revd Martin Olando Wesonga, Principal of The Bishop Hannington Institute of Theology and Development, Mombasa; and again I was learning so much and finding so much encouragement from having good Christian folk from a different context alongside me.

And then today the members of the Deaf Church in the diocese came to call, along with Billy the dog. It was very special to work together to communicate across the obvious barriers, and hear the story of their spiritual growth over the last few years, with some really exciting stories – all taking turns to sign parts of the Easter or Christmas story for instance – and hearing how members had gone to Greenbelt, Spring Harvest, New Wine and more. A great example of diversity and inclusion right under our noses.