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Sierra Leone Trip – April 2013 Day 1

17th April 2013 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Wednesday 17th April On a plane and off to Freetown in Sierra Leone again.  A week to see if we can find a way to stimulate the building of homes in a town where probably 250,000 new homes would not take everyone out of the shacks.  I have a Mission Direct trustee, Terry, with me.  He first came here 20 years ago…

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Sierra Leone Trip – January 2013 Day 16

28th January 2013 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Day 16 So up early and let’s do it all again.  80 people in reception and in 4s we make our way to the sea coach port.  I had asked the hotel about breakfast and notwithstanding 80 people leaving early breakfast or drinks could not be served before 7am!  They then wanted all our bills signing but with no numbers…

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Sierra Leone Trip – January 2013 Day 15

27th January 2013 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Day 15 So time for the adventure to wrap up.  The hotel which continues to grow on me accommodated us and provided breakfast at 6am (the 5/10 would never have been so helpful!)  Then all in the cars with one third the luggage we brought and after a 10 minute ride, down to wait at the ferry. Beautiful morning and…

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Sierra Leone Trip – January 2013 Day 14

26th January 2013 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Day 14 Today it was me on the thought for the day as I brought a number of things together, looking at the difference we made here and how we can embed that in life as we go from here.  Breakfast and off to Lifelines.  We played the boys at football and had to be very careful as the pitch…

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Sierra Leone Trip – January 2013 Day 13

25th January 2013 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Day 13 Ste did the thought for the day and was clearly moved by what he has seen and how it relates to life.  As a proclaimed Atheist he recognised how compassion cuts across all belief systems.  Breakfast and off to Lifelines where I left them and went to the Council and picked up some significant information about Freetown –…

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Sierra Leone Trip – January 2013 Day 12

24th January 2013 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Day 12 Great thought from John who had been particularly struck by the seniors home activity.  Breakfast and then off to The Kissy Men’s Polio association.  We had asked them to prepare some information about what they need building, which they had.  The team met the men and their families. They had an urgent need for 10 mattresses and 5…

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