Church of England Diocese of Oxford Datchet

Partners in Aru DRC - Patricia and Peter Wyard

Revd  Peter Wyard and his wife, Patricia have  listened to the call of God to go and work in Aru, DRC. Since leaving Datchet, they have undertaken training with CMS and  improving their French language skills( the primary communication language  whilst there) After several months undergoing all the necessary tests and training, they left for Aru mid November. After a delay of 8 days or so due to the vagaries of shipping and the delay of their freight ( containing all the essentials, equipment and materials for their new life)  and were required to be present as it cleared customs in Entebbe: They got the  all clear they  finally arrived in Aru to a very warm and enthusiastic welcome. Since then they have undertaken their new roles with compassion and energy and are  continuing to settle into their home and community , setting up the solar panels, mosquito nets etc and learning to use a crock pot and other methods to cook with! their mode of transport is either pedal or motor bike, foot or occasional truck to go over  the Ugandan border in order to obtain supplies and other important things  like visas etc.  

You can follow their story in  more detail via the CMS website

 https://churchmissionsociety.org/people-in-mission/patricia-and-peter-wyard

and via their blog https://patandpeterinaru.wordpress.com/

STOP PRESS!!!! Patricia and Peter will be returning to Datchet for a brief time, during which time they will be giving a presentation on their work in Aru on SUNDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 6:30pm in St Mary's church - come and hear all about the challenges they have faced the friendships they have made and the work they both undertake - Patricia is a Dr helping those at the end of life and visits many people in their own homes undergoing  the journey on motor or often pedal bikes over non existent roads, Peter trains students and serves a wide and varied community