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Why not come to Sierra Leone?

30th April 2021 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Just over a year ago Alex Finch from Hampshire came to volunteer with us. His trip was cut short as COVID meant airlines shut down. It turned out he picked up COVID and our village was one of the first to have some quarantine in this country. A year later he is back! Alex gets what we are trying to…

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Anti-Virus – A values approach

29th April 2021 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

We have had the honour of Santiago (Columbia) and Amanda (Brazil) with us for 3 days sharing about their anti- virus values program. What an inspiration. One of the most difficult parts of what we are doing is addressing mindsets of those who have moved to Destiny. The brokenness of trauma and war, the lack of critical thinking through education,…

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Power to the people

25th April 2021 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

So many in our society do not know life without electricity. Many in the world don’t know life with consistent power. Its expensive and yet such a core element in developing an economy, even a new Destiny Village. Yesterday was a landmark day. Power is a real challenge in Sierra Leone, especially if the national grid does not reach you….

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Education – So vital in developing a village

24th April 2021 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

The unimaginable joy of around 180 children learning in Destiny Grace Academy goes to the heart. As the children skip to school with such joy and in such contrast to the education they would have got living in slums. The picture is the inside of the first of 4 secondary school (JSS) classrooms that are now built. As we look…

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A Fire points to a deeper problem

23rd April 2021 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

Today brought moments of sadness and hope. We visited Susan’s bay where just a few weeks ago fire destroyed the homes of 1,597 families. Isatu, pictured with her baby, Aminata, shared with us her hopes and challenges. The rains have already come and so few have shelter. tarpaulins and make shift shelters point to the deep suffering and almost despair…

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LIFE IS FROM THE INSIDE OUT

20th April 2021 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

In wrote this for the church blog – thought I would share it I made a discovery – I feel my thinking, not my circumstances. If we sit on a roof together, you may think, “What a great view”. I may think, “I’m going to fall off”. Who is right? The circumstance is the same, but we simply have our…

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