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Joe and Sarah Boxall moving on from Home Leone to establish their new ministry

15th June 2023 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

I first met Joe and Sarah 8 years ago. As I shared the vision for a new village, enabling thousands of people to start a new life and exit slums in Sierra Leone, their pioneering spirits were ignited. Over the years we have gone from a field on a deserted plantation, to Destiny Village, with nearly 300 people, 329 children…

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City of Rest Destroyed by Fire

10th June 2023 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

When I led Mission Direct we worked with an amazing group in Sierra Leone called City of Rest. Over the years they have helped some of Sierra Leones most vulnerable people. As I drove past yesterday I saw the place had been destroyed. City of Rest Rehabilitation Centre, which was a haven of hope and healing for individuals battling mental…

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Destiny Community Church is 5 years old

24th April 2023 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

This weekend the church, planted in Destiny Village in 2018 celebrated its 5th birthday. It was a wonderful occasion as people came together to celebrate all God has done and the progress in so many peoples lives. With over 100 in the church, they meet in school classroom. The room is now bulging and the joy of the worship can…

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Building Affordable Homes with Others

13th April 2023 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Freetown needs to rehouse over 1 million people! Each low cost affordable house we build makes a sustainable and long term difference to one more family. We have been working with a Catholic Charity, called Don Bosco, who funded us building some “Dove” houses that we designed, on their land. This enabled those who used to live in slums come…

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Oral Health Improvements in Destiny

11th April 2023 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

Have you ever had toothache. Just imagine what its like if there is no dentist to help you? We are excited to have dentist Rebecca from York, join us again in Destiny Village. She has worked in our clinic on a few previous occassion’s and extracted literally hundreds of decayed teeth. The health impact of her short visits is profound….

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Martha’s Vineyard

25th August 2022 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Last weekend I had the honour to visit Martha’s Vineyard, at a weekend celebrating US Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Barbara is one of the most senior people in the USA national congress and chairs some key committees, including that of overseas policy. Learning of her work to oppose injustice and fight for the disenfranchised, spurs me on in my goal to…

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