Blogging from Tanzania, Bishop Nick says, "There are some inspiring people here, and they are doing some remarkable things. From the building of schools to the creation of vocational training centres to help girls avoid FGM and early marriage, the church serves its wider community with commitment, sacrifice and courage."
Bishop Nick and his wife, Linda, are part of a group who are spending two weeks in Tanzania visiting the three Anglican dioceses with which our diocese has a partnership. (The group includes Revd Dr Stephen Spender who is Vice Principal of The Yorkshire Ministry Course, Mirfield and Tanzania Link Officer.)
They're getting an update on the Water for Life project (a life-saving project set up by the former Diocese of Wakefield, which has brought clean drinking water to 27 villages) and seeing some of the bore holes that have been financed through the project.
They're also meeting diocesan staff and visiting parishes, cathedrals and schools, as well as learning about farming development projects and work with orphans within the three dioceses. All with the aim of making and renew friendships, and enhancing prayer and practical support between our parishes and dioceses.
Read Bishop Nick's blog here.