Posts Tagged ‘Money’

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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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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That foot?  I’m running the London 10k on Sunday

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Tied to a tree- to save his life

9th July.  And my feet will kill me.  That refugee’s foot – it will kill him.  The malnourished disabled boy is tied to a tree by his mother so he does not run off and die a lonely death.  So he can be kept near to when the food arrives. I’m running.  So that Hope Health Action can ensure food get’s to the refugee camp in South Sudan.  His mum ties the poor lad to a tree, so he’s not running.  So he can eat what we will send him.

Help me to run for my life – so he can just keep his.

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Yet an earlier HBOS scandal

Last week Judge Martin Beddoe jails HBOS banker who “sold his soul for bling and swag”.  The noise and clamour over Trump, Brexit, etc, cannot quite distract from the low hanging stink over business practices.  BHS, Sports Direct, even Volkswagen.  As an accountant and an HR professional, I am well aware of audit and legal compliance.

“Why does all this still happen so much?” “Why are there so so few convictions?” “Where are the whistle blowers?”

Last Week
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serge-levyc2013-prayerLord, we all have serious health problems

Our eyesight is poor
Silver and gold seem the brightest colours,
Followed by the green of greed, and
The blues of thwarted desires.

Our hearing is poor too
We can’t hear the cries of the weak,
Nor your warnings of judgement.

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Your trousers sticking to your legs like cling-film. Travelling to your destination in the back of a wa5fp-em-56lorry (A/C class!).  Dodging the dodgy vehicles and not falling into the open sewers. Deja-vu assails me like the clammy air.  This is Haiti, not Uganda, nor Nepal or Pakistan, but it seems like it.

Bill’s back out travelling again.  This time to northern Haiti, to Cap-Haitien. I am working with Haiti Hospital Appeal to put in new financial management and reporting systems into Hopital Convention Baptiste d’Haiti (HCBH).

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Old news. But still good news.

Posted: 20 February 2014 in Prisons
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Deficit to Surplus

Overall, there was a net surplus in 2012/13 of £122,528. This compares well with a deficit of £2,700 in 2011/12 and £195,000 in 2010/11. As a result Prison Fellowship was able to increase its reserves away from the inadequate level they had fallen to in the last two years.

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