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Easter – and a marathon

Easter – and a marathon

It has just struck me how utterly bizarre it is that we give presents at Christmas and not at Easter. I can’t think of a more significant gift than the one that Jesus gave that we remember today – his life. J1010 only survives because…

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Happy New Lives……….

Happy New Lives……….

It may be an age thing but I am very underwhelmed by the whole ‘new year’ thing. But, back here in Uganda, I am very overwhelmed by the new life thing that God is doing. 2016 was a tough year and, as usual, I am…

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In absentia……

In absentia……

It is so hard being away from Uganda for so long. I hope that Hildah and I will return in October which is just a few weeks away now…….and I can’t wait. We have no choice but to be in Europe for most of the…

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Of vegetables, classrooms, an orphan who dreamed…….and a God that delivers

Of vegetables, classrooms, an orphan who dreamed…….and a God that delivers

I have now been back from Uganda for nearly 4 weeks. And I can’t wait to be back there again. Here in Spain I am working to generate the money that we need to continue offering health, hope, education, futures, employment and dignity to the…

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Ah Uganda……….

Ah Uganda……….

I am sitting at the airport waiting to leave Uganda again after just 21 days. And I am gutted. But grateful. Grateful because I will be back again. Grateful because the team that I have here in Uganda will keep things going: children educated, patients…

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Sponsored happiness……….

Sponsored happiness……….

I am back in Uganda for the first time in 5 months. I have missed Uganda so much – but making money in Europe to sustain what we do here was, and remains, essential. Stephanie, one of our child sponsors from the UK, is in…

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God is good……..especially when life is hard

God is good……..especially when life is hard

I have now been in Spain for just over 5 weeks. Away from my beloved wife and my home and work in Uganda. I miss all of them – but especially my wife. Achingly actually. The first couple of weeks were REALLY difficult. Culture shock,…

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A reminder of why we fight on………

A reminder of why we fight on………

Life feels tough at the moment. The start of the year is always very expensive as it marks the beginning of the school year here in Uganda – uniforms, equipment AND fees. And this at a time when our harvests are at an all time…

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Tired, grateful……and still at liberty. Just.

I miss my wife. I also miss Uganda and all that we do there. I’m in the UK for a frantic week of………..business meetings; catching up with friends, family and children; collecting money owed to me; gratefully receiving donations; transporting wonderful Michelle’s new wheelchair back to…

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Faithfulness, birthday joy and ‘must do better’……

It was a very special day for Sonia. Not because it was her birthday. Not because she got new clothes. Not because she and her friends in the J10:10 House ate sweets and played ball………. But because someone she has never met faithfully remembers her…

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