Monthly archive for April2012

Forgiveness – definitely. Consequences – nearly always.

Forgiveness – definitely. Consequences – nearly always.

I think that today is a sad day for sport – Dwain Chambers and Peter Millar, two self-confessed drug cheats, have been cleared to represent their country in the Olympics. Certainly in Chambers case the cheating was long-term, premeditated and cynical…..and even when caught he…

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Trust in me……………….

Trust in me……………….

Easier said than done? Well it is for me anyway. I’m a control freak……….and I think that sometimes serves me well. When we’re building, planning, budgeting and delivering the health, development, education and water projects that are our reason for being in Uganda then keeping…

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5 more weeks………………..

5 more weeks………………..

…………………and I wish it was 5 more hours. Until I return to Uganda. This will have been the longest time by far (4 months) that I have been away from Uganda in the last few years. I miss my fiancee, I miss J10:10’s excellent staff,…

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Rest in Happiness

Rest in Happiness

I went to my Mum and Dad’s grave on Saturday. Haven’t been for more than a year (possibly tw0!) and happened to be travelling fairly close by so I thought that I’d make a detour, clear up any mess and just try and honour them…

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Blessed are those who give……in this life as well

Blessed are those who give……in this life as well

  Owen is blessed. He was born to a very poor family, has a fairly chaotic family background (alcoholic parents, sister doing the mothering role, uncle to a younger girl whose Mum has abandoned her). Sound much like a blessing? Four years ago Owen’s life…

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God is SO SO SO good………Happy Easter Term Kids

God is SO SO SO good………Happy Easter Term Kids

Chicken. matooke, ground nut sauce and potatoes – a veritable feast for 17 successful children. Praise you Lord. The first term for the village children of Kigazi who now live at the J10:10 house in Kabale and attend a top school in town is over….

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Random acts of kindness – a new economy?

Random acts of kindness – a new economy?

In 10 days time it is ‘Pay It Forward Day 2012’. Don’t panic – I’d never heard of it either! But it’s really very simple and it doesn’t cost any money. It’s based on a very simple principle – if you do three random and…

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Celebrate!

Celebrate!

Today is a VERY happy day for me and for J10:10. I’m celebrating NOW – and I’m writing this at 5.30am before driving 200 milesw to go boating with some of my siblings. Don’t ask – all you need to know is that however genetically improbable I have…

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The only weapon against poverty……..

The only weapon against poverty……..

I read the following story in Dubai airport a week or so ago……..it’s shocking, upsetting and the reason why we are so committed to helping families in Uganda that are marginalised by poverty.  A Pakistani boy who set himself on fire because his parents could not…

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But what did you DO?

But what did you DO?

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. – Edmund Burke It’s a saying I quote often…..’When we meet him Jesus won’t ask, ‘What did you think? What did you say? What did you preach?’ He’ll ask,…

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