When I had the opportunity to go on a mission trip with Compassion UK to Colombia in Feb 2019, I jumped at the chance. This was the 1stvisit to Colombia by Compassion UK and we were joined by Compassion Netherlands (again a 1stfor Compassion UK to travel with another country).
I have been sponsoring her for 10 years. I told Melanys that I didn’t choose her, because I didn’t know which child to choose. Esther Wood had profiles from Compassion Sunday, and I knew I wanted a girl and preferably from South America. Esther prayed over the profiles and chose Melanys for me.
The Revd John Angle participated in the Hub exhibition at Spring Harvest, Minehead. I interviewed him about the Christian community in Gaza. John is active in supporting the Hope Christian Trust and Bethlehem Bible College.
The Revd Fahed Abu Akel lives in Atlanta. He is the former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in the USA. In these short interviews he speaks candidly about being a Palestinian, living in the USA and his inspiration working for justice and peace in Palestine.
Born in Palestine Fahed explains how he became an Israeli citizen
After a fierce sixteen-year battle with cancer, it is with a combination of great sadness and joy that the family and friends of Leonard Harlan Rodgers inform you that he has joined his Christ in heaven on this the eighth day of April, 2019; he was eighty-one years old. The sadness is for our loss of a husband, father, grandfather and friend who has been greatly loved and admired. The joy is in the firm belief that Leonard has ascended to join the vast assembly of saints at the thrown of Christ.