A vigil for Gaza was held in Reading town centre on Saturday 5th June organised by Reading Muslim Council with contributions from the Jewish Network for Palestine, Cordoba Foundation, Green Party, Slough PSC and Jewish Voices for Labour. Organisers estimate that around 250 people participated in the vigil while many people out shopping stopped to listen to the presentations. At the end of the vigil balloons were released in memory of each child killed in Gaza. I gave a short presentation (below) and also offered prayers for the bereaved and injured.Continue reading
Cyangugu is a small strategic frontier town in the south west of Rwanda on the border with The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the southern tip of Lake Kivu, contiguous with the Congolese town of Bukavu which is accessed by two bridges across the Ruzizi river.
Rik Mager is the director of the school. His wife, Caroline, coordinates the feeding programs in the Diocese because of malnutrition in this part of Rwanda. I asked Rik for an update on the program in the light of Covid-19.Continue reading
“We must stand together in order to survive,” says Lucy Talgieh a member of Bethlehem City Council. Alongside Wi’am: Palestinian Conflict Resolution Center, Lucy has been working tirelessly for weeks to mitigate the effects of Coronavirus in Bethlehem She is part of the emergency committee formed to get food and other supplies to people who are unable to move around the city.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
A sermon preached at New Covenant United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City, based on the famous parable of Jesus found in Luke 10:25-37.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
slow to anger, and of great mercy, lover of all peoples of the earth,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Remind us that “all the nations are as nothing before thee,”
their governments but a shadow of passing age; Continue reading
Remember the last time you drank a glass of cool, clean, refreshing water? It tasted good didn’t it? And if you are like me, you probably didn’t even think about it. Continue reading