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Back home – to Hildah, Michelle and Passion4Africa…….

And what a trio they are! I have said before that true happiness only comes from being in the place that God created you to be. And I have said before that, for me, that place is Uganda. And specifically Kabale, Kigazi and Bigungiro. Although this…

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Vulnerable, out-of-control, at God’s mercy……………

‘Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger.’ Saint Basil It is true to say that a large part of me wants to curse the rain this morning. It’s harvest…

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‘Unless you become like these small children……’

‘…….you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.’ I don’t spend enough time at the J10:10 House, the place where our 57 graduates from the J10:10 Kigazi Community Nursery stay, and from where they attend Primary School. I’d like to but I simply don’t have…

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Of sudden death, community, corporate responsibility, and a patient and generous God……..

I’ve had better weeks. And I’ve had worse. God is good. It has taken me a few days to get to a place where I can think of the death of Owoyesiga and say that God is good. The two statements seemed incompatible. But I’m…

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Healing – in Jesus’ name……

It has been VERY busy in Kigazi over the past three weeks: finally taking control of the Health Facilities that we constructed; running repairs and re-decoration of one block of classrooms at Kigazi Community Nursery; fit-out and repair of solar at the Hospital in the…

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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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Back to school…………..

As in the UK, today is back to school day. For Ugandan children this is the first day of the last term of the school year. For some of our children at the J10:10 Nursery in Kigazi Village it will mark their last 10-12 weeks…

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The Hospital in the Hills opens at last…………….

……it is finally open. The wards and maternity unit that we invested so much time, energy and resources into are now ready to receive patients, expectant mothers and new-born children. The community is engaged, the staff are enthused and the unit is equipped. Thank you…

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Even by our usual mad standards…….

…….this is an insanely busy week. It will include: A third harvest at the Passion4Africa/Passion for Jesus passion fruit orchards – 2,041 kilos so far this week (all sold!) A third delivery to the ‘Hospital in the Hills’ – equipment and drugs as we prepare…

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But God………………..

‘But God’……………….the two most powerful words in the universe. As I told the employees of J10:10 and their families at our staff party yesterday. For Michelle – neglected and starved close to death. For Sandra and Timothy, abandoned at birth. For Akampurira, condemned never to…

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