Monthly archive for February2012

Safely home……………..

Safely home……………..

  Francis, the two and a half year old son of my security guard and his wife who is my housekeeper in Uganda, Isaac and Agnes, died this morning. It was a short but happy and loved life. And whilst I am very, very sad…..because i…

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HAPPY birthday……to me.

HAPPY birthday……to me.

Without God we cannot; without us, God will not. St Augustine (354-430) February 28th feels like my REAL birthday. I am 8 years old. Some might say my writing style is still slightly under-developed! Whilst on 15th October this year I will be 44 years old…

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Meaning it………………….

Meaning it………………….

‘Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.’ Confucius Chinese philosopher (551-479BC) I am delighted to report that 8 of our 17 children now have a sponsor. I am more delighted still to report that each of the people that will help to fund, encourage…

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Hope in this generation?

Hope in this generation?

Maybe…..just maybe….the ‘first world’ is growing up. I wrote last Sunday at my perpetual disapointment at hitting the ‘oldest’ 15% of the congregation in any good church……but I really shouldn’t be disappointed – the world needs a change from the Clintons, Camerons, Bushes, Blairs and…

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Flipping techies!!!

Flipping techies!!!

This weeks video blog… “Sabotaged by our own technical support staff!” – Jon reveals how J1010 techies will burn in hell for IT blooper… (and some serious news about the J1010 Children of Kigazi!)

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Children changing…….into who God created them to be.

Children changing…….into who God created them to be.

I have now been away from Uganda and the J10:10 House for 4 weeks and 1 day. It feels like 4 months. Communication with Ak (J10:10’s Director in Uganda) has been sporadic due to the usual Ugandan chaos of dodgy GSM network and lack of…

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The best laid plans……………..I’M SORRY! (Please read)

The best laid plans……………..I’M SORRY! (Please read)

Sometimes I haven’t got a clue what God’s will for a particular situation is…… When I sent out an email to all our readers last week I was 100% positive that giving you the opportunity to build a relationship with a child in the J10:10…

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When did church/God get interesting for the young?!

When did church/God get interesting for the young?!

I  missed church last weekend – severe man-flu and lack of a healing miracle. The weekend before at Christ Central, Manchester (my new UK church) was the youth and young people’s weekend away. There were only about 40 of us and I was probably at…

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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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