A Bittersweet Goodbye

I want to help Why do I feel so sad? I thought I would have been much happier when it was all over.  We had come to Romania for one final visit. The work was done.  The charity we had set up in Romania was closed.  The children we had taken into our care were… Read more »

Teeming Millions and One Sweet Smile

I want to help I’m in India. The problem with being in India is that there really isn’t anything that hasn’t been said already. The likes of Salman Rushdie and the Marigold Hotel have pretty much described its over-population, pollution and paradoxical business and spiritual nature.  I think what struck me that first day was… Read more »

Prayer Focus December 2018 – January 2019

I want to help “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 Saturday 1st – Saturday 8th: This week we pray for our Thanksgiving Service, alongside… Read more »

Valentin’s Story

I want to help Valentin Ndoba was studying political science at the University of Lubunbashi, in Zaire (now DR Congo), when he woke and heard a disturbance outside. Curious, the 24-year-old student got up and went out to find out what was happening, to find himself in the middle of an escalating student demonstration. It… Read more »

Cathy’s Story

I want to help 11-year-old *Cathy’s life has always been chaotic. Her father went to prison for drug offences before she was born, and her mother struggled to bring her up as a single parent, living in a slum on a beach in Sri Lanka. Cathy started school at the usual time, and for a… Read more »

Prayer Focus November 2018

I want to help ‘Praise be to … the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.’ 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Thursday 1st – Saturday 3rd: This week we pray for… Read more »

Sajmir’s story

I want to help Sajmir’s parents were brought up under totalitarian communist rule. For many years religion was banned, and for decades Albanian people were completely isolated from the outside world. Sajmir’s family were forced to move from a small village in northern Albania to the capital city, Tirana, as part of a government policy… Read more »

Newsbrief Winter 2018

I want to help Building ability in disability, the Big Give Christmas Challenge and much more!

Carolina’s story

I want to help Carolina is a survivor. She’s had to fight to stay alive ever since she can remember.  One of the reasons she has fought so hard is the tremendous responsibility she feels for the safety and care of her four younger siblings, two boys and two girls.  As the oldest – even… Read more »

Minton’s story

I want to help Horen was a good carpenter. It’s a skilled job, and he earned a good living. But he was always sick, and eventually he consulted a doctor. He was diagnosed with cancer. Overnight his prospects changed. What would happen to his wife and his young son, *Minton? He carried on working for… Read more »