Monthly archive for January2012

As usual…..not flipping rocket science

As usual…..not flipping rocket science

Go to: http://imgur.com/bVD9p – and read a few of the comments below the picture. Some words that are often used about Christians by the media and my non-Christian friends and acquaintances in the UK………bigoted, judgemental, homophobic. Some words that are often used about Jesus……kind, loving, gentle, strong,…

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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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It is well with my soul

It is well with my soul

‘A soul cannot live without loving. It must have something to love, for it was created to love.‘ Catherine of Sienna (1347-80) I love Uganda. Actually, more specifically, I love the people of Uganda. More exactly still…..I love the poor of Uganda – particularly the…

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Before it is too late?

Before it is too late?

Both their heads were smashed like dropped water-melons. Blood, brains and skin were smeared across the road. Not pretty. The colour of the skin of both of them – one Ugandan and one European – was markedly changed: unnaturally grey. Which meant that their hearts…

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LIVE update from Jon in Uganda

LIVE update from Jon in Uganda

Here is the latest from Jon LIVE in Uganda. Updates on the J10:10 house, the medical centre and some strange fruit!

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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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You will be humiliated and ridiculed for following me

You will be humiliated and ridiculed for following me

I’m relatively accustomed to being humiliated for a good cause – and I have the skin of a rhinoceros so most of the ritual humiliation I undergo here in Uganda is like water off a duck’s back. But there was a brilliantly comical moment recently….

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No fear

No fear

‘Nobody can fight properly and boldly for the faith, if he clings to a fear of being stripped of earthly possessions.’ Peter Damian (1007-72) This quotation seems particularly appropriate as I watch two of my four beds being transported to the new J10:10 town house…

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Changing emotions – and their causes

Changing emotions – and their causes

‘Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.’ C.S. Lewis British academic and writer (1898-1963) Fortunately my ‘coming to faith’ was such a battle between a very reluctant me and God that there’s…

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Jon Video Blog

Jon Video Blog

Video update from Jon on his current trip in Uganda.

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