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One Kind Act

24th August 2017 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

It is an honour that the amazing charity “One Kind Act” have chosen to get behind Home Leone’s vision.  They held a Garden party on 12 August which proved to be so timely, as the loss of life and housing in Sierra Leone happened, with the collapse of Sugar Mountain, only 2 days later. Gathering about 175 people in a…

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Personally Challenged

20th August 2017 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Have you ever been confronted by “compassion fatigue? “This morning in Church, we focused on a passage that I found very difficult.  1 John 3 v 17 said “if anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in them?  Let us not love…

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Landslides forecast in 2014 Freetown Plan

20th August 2017 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

I was just re-reading the draft Freetown Structure plan of 2014.  It said “The causes of Landslide, mudslide and rockfall in Freetown are the uncontrollable construction, deforestation and mining activity on the hills caused by the fast growing population.  The population that has settled on the hills and dwellings have been constructed creating massive erosion and opening and exposing these…

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Help needed

19th August 2017 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

I just spoke with the ONS co-ordinator who is in charge of the disaster response in Sierra Leone.  I lovely man yet the challenge is almost overwhelming. He noted his priority is  to rehouse the thousands of homeless people resulting from the mudslides and floods.  He asked if we could move people to our houses.  I had to note that…

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The tragedy unfurls

17th August 2017 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

I have just received some statistics from the hospital in Freetown where the bodies are being collected. Victim patients: Male = 18, Female = 27, Death: Male = 111, Female = 98, Children = 122 Total death = 331( as of 16/08/2017) 5:00 p.m 108 dismembered body parts were buried on 15/08/2017                 60 unidentified is…

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The Mudslides

16th August 2017 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

It is hard to imagine the depths of the tragedy unfolding in Sierra Leone.  As I listen to our staff of the first hand stories, the thousands homeless and hundreds dead it is just horrid. As you know, I believe God gave me a clear vision of a slum solution for Sierra Leone and we have worked hard towards that…

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