Flying over DRC Congo this morning.

It’s a privilege to be travelling with fellow SOMA National Director (Ireland) Henry Blair to Kigali this week.

Unlike the previous night where flights from the UK had to turn around because they couldn’t enter Sudanese airspace as a coup raged on the ground, we had an uneventful flight.

Our main reason for being here is the SOMA International Board meeting with ++Justin Badi Arama next weekend, and the SOMA mission in Shyogwe Diocese next week, but in the meantime there’s networking aplenty as 1700 senior Anglican clerics and laity have descended on Rwanda for a conference asking ‘what’s next for the Anglican Communion’.

That will take us up to Friday and I’ll be sure to update you here from a charismatic, egalitarian perspective if those words mean anything to you!

So far had delightful conversations with some of the amazing UK delegates. Enjoyed talking to Rico Tice about the origins of Christianity Explored on the coach through Kigali, and to several who have been kindly reading my blog including a wonderful lay woman who’s been at HTB until leaving London recently.

Also great to bump into Bishop Stewart Bell from Wales – one of the most prominent charismatics in the delegation as well as key conservatives like Vaughan Roberts and William Taylor.

Should meet more internationals at the opening ceremony tonight. For now it’s recoup and recover after the night time flight, and grateful that we got here in a straightforward manner.

First sights of Rwanda