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‘I’m looking out for a hero’…..or 17 of them actually

‘I’m looking out for a hero’…..or 17 of them actually

‘A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.’ -Bob Dylan Today…..I’m asking you to be a hero. I’m asking you to take half of the responsibility for the education, care and development of a poor child in the J10:10 house…

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More desks please!

More desks please!

I tweeted in shock the other day……it went like this – ‘Left Uganda 17 days ago: 36 new kids registered for Baby class at the #J10:10 nursery. Message yesterday: 90 new kids in Baby Class. WT*?!’ NINETY??!! I thought last year’s 50 was a challenge! The…

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‘Lost in Wonder’

‘Lost in Wonder’

It’s going well – and I’m lost in wonder, thankful prayer and praise that this rag-tag group of Jesus’ followers of which I’m a member could be a part of this. Even from 4,500 miles away…..the new J10:10 boarding house is a daily joy to…

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In YOUR strength

In YOUR strength

‘He said not, “You shalt not be tempted, you shall not be travailed, you shall not be afflicted,” but he said, “you shall not be overcome.”‘ Julian of Norwich (1342-1413) And as I arrived back in Manchester last night, after 450 miles of driving and…

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Do what you can…

Do what you can…

What you do in the present—by painting, preaching, singing, sewing, praying, teaching, building hospitals, digging wells, campaigning for justice, writing poems, caring for the needy, loving your neighbour as yourself—will last into God’s future – N.T. Wright I really like Tom Wright who wrote the above…

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If God is with us…….

If God is with us…….

‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.’ Anthropologist Margaret Mead Specifically…………we want to change the worlds of 18 children from Kigazi. And, a week today, that process will start as…

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A Home for the Children of Kigazi

A Home for the Children of Kigazi

Oh no. I’m going to look like one of those dreadful American TV evangelists who beg for prayer and then show it as answered……when it had actually been answered some weeks previously. ‘Miracle! Miracle! Miracle!’ they holler in a Texan accent. Yuck. So I’ll say…

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‘The only weapon against poverty is education’ (Nelson Mandela)

‘The only weapon against poverty is education’ (Nelson Mandela)

In 20 days time the J10:10 boarding home in Kabale will open to receive its young residents at the start of the new school year here in Uganda. Yesterday I was in Kigazi, the remote village where J10:10 works, to register two sets of children:…

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