Monthly archive for July2012

Highs and Lows……………………………..

Highs and Lows……………………………..

The highs here are high…..and so the lows are naturally low. One of my all time Uganda lows was being arrested at gunpoint in Kampala last Thursday. In a surreal few moments a fairly low-key disagreement with a policeman over an alleged traffic offence escalated…

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Here we go again then…………

Here we go again then…………

It’s a basic human right isn’t it? The ability to access health-care for yourself and your loved ones. Not in developing countries it isn’t. When I first fell in love with the man-God Jesus I was struck by how often his care for others included…

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Another few hundred tonnes of earth to go………….

Another few hundred tonnes of earth to go………….

Finally, this week, we will break ground in Kigazi – as we start the construction procgramme for the ‘Hospital in the Hills’. It is the final part of the promises that I made to the people of Kigazi (on God’s behalf) nearly two years ago….

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A long journey with a faithful God……………………………

A long journey with a faithful God……………………………

Not a bad week for God’s people as it happens. Wonderful life affirming news from Northern Uganda on Monday, Asifiwe surviving, beginning to thrive and home with her parents this Wednesday only seven and a half months after her conception…..and Josephine walking and starting physiotherapy…

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Welcome home Asifiwe

Welcome home Asifiwe

Life is frantic………………but I wanted you all to know that Asifiwe, who I asked you to pray for a couple of weeks ago, is home. She was born in rural Uganda at just 30 weeks – the first child of Spencer and Joann who pastor…

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Let there be light……………

Let there be light……………

……and there was light……after 4 weeks of threats, persistent and vaguely threatening visits to the electricity provider and a complete recabling of the J10:10 House. Nothing is simple in Uganda. But it was worth it just to see their faces. On my return to Uganda…

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Setting the captives free…………..

Setting the captives free…………..

“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” – Mother Teresa. And she was right. I’d rather be poor in Uganda than in the UK  – at least…

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Never surrender……….

Never surrender……….

‘Teach us, good Lord, to serve thee as thou deservest; To give, and not to count the cost,To fight, and not to heed the wounds,To toil, and not to seek for rest,To labour, and not to ask for any rewardSave that knowing that we do…

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Staying power……………

Staying power……………

‘Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.’ Bill Blackman Africa is littered with Western projects started, often completed and now totally inactive. I drive past medical centres, schools and project offices constructed at great cost and doing nowt. They are monuments…

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Love more. Love until it hurts…….

Love more. Love until it hurts…….

Life is not a holiday but an education. And the one eternal lesson for us all is how better we can love.  Henry Drummond (1851-97) Patricia is great example of how to love. I wrote about her sometime ago – a single mother with a daughter…

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