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Francesca Elloway OBE - Church Mission Society

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Francesca Elloway OBE - Church Mission Society

Francesca Elloway is a CMS mission partner working as the medical advisor to the Diocese of Aru, in the Ituri region in the north east DR Congo where she has been since 1994. For 15 years she was the coordinator of the Diocese of Aru's medical work, known as the Service Medical, but in 2008 handed this over to two of her colleagues. This has enabled her to concentrate in particular on introducing palliative care to the area and beyond.

Francesca completed a distance learning diploma in palliative medicine from the UK in 2011 and whilst studying for this gradually started to introduce the philosophy of holistic palliative care within the Aru area. The palliative care programme currently incorporates both hospital and home-based care as well as education for both medical personnel through workshops and for the general population through weekly radio broadcasts.

Francesca has increasingly become involved in supporting palliative care further afield in Africa, and especially in Francophone countries working from time to time with the International Department of Hospice Africa Uganda. She is also heavily involved in teaching both at the government nursing school and the Diocese of Aru's degree-level nursing college, which opened in 2010, as well as in the on-going continual medical education of personnel at the various hospitals and health centres run by the Service Medical. In particular she supports the medical work at the hospital in Aru, undertaking consultations and giving advice to the staff.

Francesca read Physics at Bristol University and enjoyed an early career as a physicist, including gaining a PhD, before switching to medicine and training as a general practitioner. One of the reasons for her career change was that medicine would present more opportunities for overseas work. After qualifying as a GP in 1990, she worked in Avon and for several short periods helped in hospitals in India, Kenya Swaziland and Pakistan. She then did specialist training at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and four months learning French, before travelling to what was then Zaire in January 1994.

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Francesca grew up in London, moving to Bristol in 1971 to read Physics at Bristol University. She enjoyed an early career as a physicist, including gaining a PhD, before switching to medicine and training as a General Practitioner. One of the reasons for her career change was that medicine would present more opportunities for overseas work. After qualifying as a GP in 1990, she worked in Avon and for several short periods helped in hospitals in India, Kenya, Swaziland and Pakistan. A member of Christ Church Clifton, Bristol, Francesca was involved with children's work, catering, house groups, christian basic groups, and mission meetings.

Francesca then did specialist training at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine as well as spending two terms at the CMS training college, Crowther Hall, and four months learning French, before travelling to what was then ZaIre in January 1994.

At times, fighting in Congo has obliged her to move across the border to Uganda, from where she has continued her work – on both sides of the border. There has been damage to her clinic and looting of equipment, but each time she has worked valiantly to restore the clinic and her team. Without doubt, she has consistently brought much needed relief to the people of a region that most of the world regards as just too difficult.

Francesca loves the opportunity to participate in sport, particularly tennis, cycling and swimming, and wishes there was more opportunity for these in Aru!

Do please pray for Francesca and her work in your prayers.

Francesca Elloway in DR Congo

No.73 June 2017

 

 

 

My call

I felt God starting to call me to serve him overseas many years before I went overseas as a long term mission partner. This sense of calling grew as I undertook various short term placements overseas.

 My role

As medical advisor in the Diocese of Aru, I’m involved in clinical work, teaching, advising colleagues and developing palliative care.

 

Dear friends,

Normally when we think of palliative care, our thoughts veer towards the end of life and death, so I’ll start this link letter by telling you about our “first palliative care baby”! Some of you may remember that in a previous letter I talked about a young lady, AP. She had a distended abdomen due to ascites (fluid in the abdomen) which we were able to treat, giving her a flat tummy again.

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For more information contact:

Links Adviser
Church Mission Society
Watlington Road
OXFORD
OX4 6BZ

Tel: 01865 787400
E-mail: info@cms-uk.org

Click the link to go to www.cms-uk.org website.
Registered Charity Number 220297

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Graham and Juliet Herbert - in association with Eurasian Ministries

Mission Partners - Graham and Juliet Herbert

Working in Central Asia

Teaching and Training the next generation

For Gospel Ministry

 

Following 24 years in regular Church of England Parish and Schools’ ministry in the UK, Graham has been working for the last twelve years as a teacher-trainer in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. This task has taken him to many different countries to teach Biblical Theology.

 For five years he has also, with Juliet’s involvement, been directing the work of Eurasian Ministries with focused mission training at the mission college in Kazan, Tatarstan. Students come to the college from many different Central Asian countries and, following two years of Biblical Studies and practical mission they then return to their home countries for the task of making the gospel known.

 Most recently Graham and Juliet are extending the mission of the Kazan college by helping to set up satellite Bible schools in other Central Asian regions.

 

             

“Come to our region and teach us the Bible…”

This is the heart-felt request which Graham frequently hears on his teaching trips to Central Asia.

It is an urgent request needing a response as well as being a strategic Gospel opportunity.

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Contact Details for Graham and Juliet

Bremdene Highlands Park Chudleigh Devon TQ13 0JZ

Telephone 01626 854093 email brongph@hotmail.co.uk

For more information please visit  http://eurasian-ministries.org/ and http://www.peopleintl.org.uk/

 

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