Monthly archive for September2012

I resign……………….

I resign……………….

…………there are days when I wish so badly that quitting on J10:10, walking away, feeling smug about all that I have done once I’d stopped, and just returning to a normal life were actually an option. If Mother flipping Teresa could have bad days then I’m…

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The ‘wrong type’ of fatwa!

The ‘wrong type’ of fatwa!

Ghulam Ahmed Bilour is the railways minister for Pakistan. Now, I’ve never been tempted by a career in politics, least of all by a job in charge of the flipping railways……………but obviously in Pakistan the brief is a good deal wider than in Europe. Where…

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Michelle………..a life changed beyond recognition

Michelle………..a life changed beyond recognition

    I am awed by many of the things that God has used J10:10 to do. On the basis that I am the world’s foremost expert on what a complete and utter half-wit I can be…………..I find it amazing that he could use me…

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Amazing God. Extraordinary achievements.

Amazing God. Extraordinary achievements.

And so this time in Uganda comes to an end. I wish it wasn’t because, if I were here, we’d finish the ‘Hospital in the Hills’ in less than 8 weeks, because I am going to miss Hildah more than ever before, because I love…

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Absence makes the heart……………ache

Absence makes the heart……………ache

Tomorrow I am going to wax lyrical about the amazing things that God has achieved through J10:10 in Uganda over the 14 weeks that I have just spent here. So forgive me a spot of self-indulgence and melancholy this evening. I am alone in Kampala. Hildah,…

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Au revoir Kigazi. Je t’adore!

Au revoir Kigazi. Je t’adore!

See, O-level French still with me after 30 years. Magnifique. What IS magnificent is what we have achieved in Kigazi in the last 7 and a half weeks. We broke ground seven weeks and two days ago. And today, as I left Kigazi for the…

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Impenetrable……………..

Impenetrable……………..

    My beautiful wife Hildah and I have just returned from a weekend in Bwindi – the Impenetrable Forest. After a mad few weeks, threats of closure of the Hospital in the Hills before it even opened (dealt with thank God), the usual chaos…

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Oh can you see what the Lord has done?

Oh can you see what the Lord has done?

It’s always hard. Often frustrating. And sometimes depressing. Life in Uganda that is. But God is always here with me. The Spirit of his son Jesus lives in me, gives me strength and keeps me going. And in his strength life here is also periodically…

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If you can’t trust the church……who CAN you trust?

If you can’t trust the church……who CAN you trust?

  Sometimes life is inexplicably complicated – and inexplicably crap. That’s the truth isn’t it? And, often, those who claim to follow Jesus are at the centre of the complication and the hub of the crap-ness. Sigh. As regular readers will know….my wife Hildah and…

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Happy Birthday to you, precious child of God

Happy Birthday to you, precious child of God

Sonia was ten years old yesterday. She didn’t know that it was her birthday until I told her on Friday – in common with most children and many adults here in Uganda birthdays don’t really register as an event. There’s no parties, no gifts and…

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