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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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Education, education, education…….

Education, education, education…….

It is all about the children. I think that when we allow God to take up residence in us through His Spirit…..then something of Jesus’ love for children becomes intrinsic to us.It doesn’t matter how much I have been let down, frustrated, annoyed by or…

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Back to school for our kids – back to Jesus for others

The thing with Uganda (or any developing nation)? You veer from joy to sorrow, from high to low, from hope to despair……so bloody quickly. On Saturday lunchtime I had the absolute joy and delight of taking the eleven most vulnerable children that we care for…

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Back to school – literally

Back to school – literally

It has been an insanely busy couple of weeks. We have been repairing Stidia, Dennis and Cleophas’s ‘home’ (actually their Grandmother’s home);             preparing to open Kigazi Community Nursery and Kigazi Community Primary School for the new academic year;  …

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By faith and not by sight……

By faith and not by sight……

To try and explain what life here in Uganda is like would be totally impossible. In the last week we have……………….. Finished the upgrade of the classrooms in Kigazi (fitting bigger, glass windows and laying floors) so that we can teach Primary and Nursery levels…

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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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‘And so this is Christmas……’

‘And so this is Christmas……’

……’and what have you done?’ As John Lennon sang. I am in a Muslim country, Dubai, listening to the sound of cranes building yet more expensive, anonymous apartments on a day that has no real significance here. Those apartments will largely be occupied by people who…

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Onwards – and looking upwards

Onwards – and looking upwards

It’s that time of year when I spend most of my time praying about the next twelve months. Another school year successfully completed, more than 250 children about to go up to a new class, and nearly 70 employees across J10:10 and passion4africa. Someone has…

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More than they (or we) could ask or imagine……..

I am so flipping busy that I can barely breathe…….looking forward to Christmas and a rest! Every day there are things that I want to share with J10:10’s supporters – but I just don’t have the time. PLEASE forgive me……. But Friday was a day…

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Can you hear the sleigh-bells ringing?

Of course we flipping can’t. It’s Uganda. It never snows. And no-one here (or very few people) have heard of Father Christmas. There will be no presents for most children, few cards, but people will celebrate God’s ludicrous plan of becoming man and dying in the…

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