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Time away, provision, recovery in the orchards….and for Michelle

Time away, provision, recovery in the orchards….and for Michelle

These are all the things that I need you to pray about! On Sunday I will drive to Kampala with Michelle and Patricia (Michelle’s main carer). On Monday I will be with Michelle as she undergoes a small operation at CoRSU in Entebbe. And on…

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‘How beautiful on the mountains……’

‘How beautiful on the mountains……’

‘How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns!’ But those feet are bloody tired. Those feet are the feet of Simpson, the pastor…

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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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Another step forward for precious Michelle…….

Another step forward for precious Michelle…….

A very quick trip to Kampala this week – and another one next week. An 880km round trip on roads of mind-bogglingly variable quality with drivers of frighteningly low competence. And that’s not just me. The reason for the trip? Another instalment in the absolutely joyful…

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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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PLEASE pray……………..

PLEASE pray……………..

On New Year’s Day I wrote a blog that recognised the vital importance of prayer – if you haven’t read it already then you can do so here . I have been practising what I blogged/preached and I can see the results in my own…

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‘If my people will humble themselves and XXXX’

‘If my people will humble themselves and XXXX’

Fill in the missing letters in the title. As we stand on the first day of a New Year I realise that last year I could have completed the sentence with any one of the following. ‘If my people will humble themselves and: ‘Work harder’…

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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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STILL I will praise you Lord!

STILL I will praise you Lord!

In the Passion4Africa orchards…………our harvest numbers have fallen off a cliff. From 4,000 kilos in five days a fortnight ago to a maximum of 1,500 this week. If we’re lucky. And this in the run-up to Christmas when our customers are screaming out for fruit…

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