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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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The Challenge

4th October 2020 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

As we look ahead, it really is a challenge to build the sustainable Home Leone. It is hard to know how much COVID affects us but our income in the first 5 months of this financial year is around 30% of the previous year. We need your help. This has meant from 1 October 2020 we have had to reduce…

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Employment Opportunities in Sierra Leone

4th September 2020 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Home Leone operates from Destiny Village in Newton.  It is an NGO with a vision to re-house all those living in slum and desperate conditions in Sierra Leone.  Its first village already has over 200 residents, 60 low cost homes, livelihood opportunities, Destiny Grace Academy, businesses and much more. Home Leone has considered its organisational structure and is now seeking…

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