Current situation in Chad regarding coronavirus

Dear Church partners, Greetings from a very hot Chad!  I hope you’re all doing ok under the current unprecedented circumstances you find yourselves in. I wanted to update you all on the situation regarding coronavirus in Chad, as some of you have been kindly in touch asking me. Over the[…]

A different perspective on Coronavirus

It feels like we’ve been watching the world for a few weeks – seeing the numbers rise, the distancing measures put in place, the lack of basic foods on the shelves… But within the last few days the first case of COVID-19 has now been confirmed in Mozambique. We’ve had[…]

Baptism

Acts 2:38 Peter’s Sermon at Pentecost 38 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Desires fulfilled in the desert places

Mark 6:31 31 And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.

Torn Between Two Lovers

“Torn between two lovers, feelin’ like a fool, lovin’ both of you is breakin’ all the rules”  sung by Mary Macgregor 1976 Many moons ago, in the days of black and white films, a film was released (1945) that even today it is rated amongst one of the enduring classics[…]

Is It Me?

Quite some years ago I used to enjoy the late Terry Wogan’s breakfast programme on Radio 2. His easy style and gentle wit combined with a keen and perceptive understanding of people in general. I never heard, or saw, him raise his voice in anger yet he had a way[…]

Five Invitations

Five invitations I apologise for the fact that I am not about to invite you to five gatherings. This title comes from a book I am currently working my way through. I put it this way, rather than saying I am reading it, because it is not an easy read.[…]

Charles Ives

You may not have heard of Charles Ives. (1875-1954). Ives was an American composer. One day he heard two marching bands converge during a civic event. They were playing in different marches in different keys and the musical effect of their convergence excited him and opened his mind to the[…]