(The National) Anglican Priest is the first to be Ordained in the United Arab Emirates

[Jo Henderson]… went through a rigorous three-day selection process in England, she said, to see if her calling was genuine and if she could handle the training at the theological Ripon College Cuddesdon outside of Oxford, England.

After her selection, she had to travel back and forth between the UAE and the UK every six weeks.

Her 20-year-old son, James, said it was tough.

“It was hard for her to leave her family every month or so,” he said. “We were supportive of her. And very proud of her today.”

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