If silence is golden, then this blog is wonderfully radiant. So much happening in church and world and simply no time or imagination to record it. What a bummer (for me, at least).

But, today the suitcases are packed, the anti-malarials started, the books-for-the-journey chosen. We leave early tomorrow morning for a nine-day visit to Sudan. The Diocese of Bradford has been linked with the dioceses in Sudan for the last thirty years and the relationships have become ever more important as the religious and ethnic situation in the country has changed. The challenges faced by Sudan in the run up to division a year or two ago are immense – we are simply going to go and see and learn and try to encourage the Christians among whom we will be staying.

I hope to post while out there, but no promises. If not, then silence can continue to radiate.