Archive for June, 2017

Running for a Life 4

Posted: 18 June 2017 in South Sudan
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Grain is arriving

After much work and prayer, we finally got permission to start the work in the refugee camps on the Ugandan side of the frontier.  The Baptist Convention of South Sudan also have permission to host our team in the camps, so they were allowed to go to a refugee church on Sunday as guests, rather than in a work capacity. They arrived to a make shift building with tarpaulin and bamboo sticks. We entered the building and were overcome by what we saw – beautiful people singing and praising. Most wearing a mismatch of clothes and shoes, all desperately poor. All were refugees forced to flee their home towns because of the fighting in recent months.

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Assimilate?

Posted: 15 June 2017 in Cultural
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Not assimilated?

One political party leader gone.  Another soon to go.  Tim Farron said “The consequences of the focus on my faith is that I have found myself torn between living as a faithful Christian and serving as a political leader. To be a leader, particularly of a progressive liberal party in 2017 and to live as a committed Christian and to hold faithful to the Bible’s teaching has felt impossible for me.”  This is very sad indeed.  Conservative MP Steve Crabb, and a Christian, got similar heat (though other things derailed his leadership challenge).  And the Vicar’s daughter has received endless snipes about being … a Vicar’s daughter.

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Running for a life 3

Posted: 10 June 2017 in South Sudan
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Much to our surprise, he’s still alive.

“The disabled boy who I didn’t think I’d see again following my last trip is doing much better (even talking now!) following some small HHA assistance, and the refugee school idea that was just a dream in march that we gave some seed funding to now has 8 voluntary teachers and 98 students who sat their exams!” So says Carwyn Hill who is there, setting up the work.  This work is with refugees in a camp just on the Ugandan side of the border.

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Running for a life 2

Posted: 2 June 2017 in South Sudan
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Leeds run 3bProject leader arrived this week in the refugee camps. Key meetings with UNHCR already done, some gear arrived so far.

Two donations this week so far. These two donations will supply tool + set sets to get two families restarted in their new location. And food rations for thirty people.

Thanks you two – you can enjoy a beer tonight knowing a few folk will be enjoying some basic grub.

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