John Rye

Watching John Rye at work in Africa was an experience like nothing else.

He was a huge and volatile weather system in human form, soothing and soft one moment, stern, correct, formal the next, then changing to the balmiest pastoral wind only to shift again to sudden storm.

Even at a distance you could always tell from the body language when John Rye was in the process of administering what he called a “proper” scolding.

(Taken from the Anglican Journal obituary which can be read in full on the Journal Web site.)

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