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January News

“God always gets there before us… thus there is a genuine sense in which we must engage in mission in reverse because the Spirit is present in each and every situation before we get there’ Les Henson Many of you lovely … Continue reading

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November News

I had meant to ask her for months but it never seemed quite the right time. Now, sitting together on the floor of her home, I asked her what happened to the baby. P’Prim is in her late thirties and … Continue reading

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September News

  ‘The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it’            John 1:5 I began writing this newsletter more than a month ago as we were visiting our neighbour and dear friend … Continue reading

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July News

  ‘Despair is global. Hope is local.’ – Jonathan Cornford #tearconference2017 A friend passed on these words recently and the more I dwell on them the more they have impressed their truth into my soul. I’m learning that Hope is … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Two Cities

Chris Holmes, the former director of Shelter, concluded that ‘housing poverty is now the most extreme form of social inequality in Britain, with those who experience the greatest inequalities being those living on housing estates.’ (1) When neighbours in Khlong … Continue reading

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News from May

  ‘The way of trust is a movement into obscurity, into the undefined, into ambiguity, not into some predetermined, clearly delineated plan for the future. The next step discloses itself only out of a discernment of God acting in the … Continue reading

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April Update

‘Don’t think that every gift of grace, every act of kindness, isn’t a quake in a heart that moves another heart to give, that moves another heart to give, that grows into an avalanche of grace. Don’t say this isn’t … Continue reading

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March News

After the quiet of shock and loss, and the babbling of stories being told, the sounds of hammering and of grinding metal have become the new music of our neighbourhood. Rebuilding is well underway. The huge fire of January 21st … Continue reading

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November News

It’s like the party has come to our place – young men sit around drinking coke and laughing, their wives and girlfriends and children join in as the evening gets later and later. Sharing food, inviting stories. Our new neighbours … Continue reading

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October News

  There was a strange unease all day. It felt like the City was holding it’s breath waiting for news. Rumours of an official announcement began to reach us. Everyone gathered around TV screens at 7pm to hear the unthinkable … Continue reading

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