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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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Inspired by a first look

19th April 2021 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

As I wondered round Destiny Village I felt inspired. The 4 new school classrooms and 4 new homes I had not seen caused me to realise again this opportunity to see lives transformed. The children that will walk the classrooms will have an excellent education and who knows, one could one day be President. The work that many had put…

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Return to Destiny

18th April 2021 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

So, after a year away I arrived back home to Destiny Village last night. The documentation and over £400 having been spent on COVID tests (having been vaccinated!) enabled a straight forward journey. Andrew, our village chief met me at the airport which was a real joy. Also wonderful to meet with Dave Metcalfe and Chase Wilsey from Gateway Church…

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