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Back to school for our kids – back to Jesus for others

The thing with Uganda (or any developing nation)? You veer from joy to sorrow, from high to low, from hope to despair……so bloody quickly. On Saturday lunchtime I had the absolute joy and delight of taking the eleven most vulnerable children that we care for…

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A gift from the very poor…….humbled

Let me be clear. I don’t do what I do here in Africa for recognition, reward, gratitude, or position. I do it because I believe that it is what Jesus wants me to do. What a God that hates poverty and injustice demands that I…

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What’s the plan?

I’ve been back in Uganda for a week. Someone here in Uganda asked me today…..’So how was home?’ I looked at them and said, ‘Uganda is home. UK was expensive!’ I have been here in Uganda for nearly five years. Five long, hard, frustrating, frightening,…

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Jesus bellowed??

p>bel-low verb past tense: bellowed; past participle: bellowed 1. (of a person or animal) emit a deep loud roar, typically in pain or anger. “he bellowed in agony” o shout something with a deep loud roar. synonyms: roar, shout, bawl, thunder, trumpet, boom, bark, yell,…

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Different worlds…………

Different worlds…………

I am in the UK yet again. Second time this year already. A blessing in that it helps me make some much needed money that I then use for our work in Uganda. But more time away from my beloved wife, our orchards, the children…

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Trust………..

Trust………..

Challenging times. Awesome God. In you I choose to trust. Another trip to the UK. Unhappily. There is so much to do in Uganda – the end of the first term; changes and improvements to the nursery and primary school; serious surgery in the earlier…

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You couldn’t make it up…………..

You couldn’t make it up…………..

……..and THAT is why I believe that Jesus was who he said he was. I’ve worked in sales for nearly all of my working life. I’ve designed strategies, helped to create and refine brands, pitched ideas, solutions and products to countless audiences, and made the…

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‘Oh my words could not tell……………’

‘Oh my words could not tell……………’

‘Oh my words could not tell, not even in part, of the debt of love that is owed by this thankful heart.’ A line song written and performed by Matt Redman – you can listen and watch it here . And the theme of this week’s…

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God’s plan………..

God’s plan………..

I am as overjoyed as ever to be back in Uganda, back with my wife, and back to work: both in the passion fruit orchards/business and the health, education and sanitation work that we do here in Uganda. We got our export licence – Europe…

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‘Arm-less?! (NOT for the squeamish)

‘Arm-less?! (NOT for the squeamish)

My life at the moment would make a film. Not, unhappily, ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’. Or even ‘Shotgun Preacher.’ More ‘Dumb and Dumber’. Or ‘One flew over the cuckoo’s nest.’ Or even, ‘The Thing’……as you can see from the photos below.      …

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