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Sierra Leone Trip – April 2013 Day 5

21st April 2013 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Sunday 21st April Met with Yankoh, one of my the two men with no arms that I leant 1 million Leones to in January.  He had successfully repaid all the million and had come to ask for more money.  I went through his numbers and they had made 3 sales trips (I think) and agreed with him that after all…

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Sierra Leone Trip – April 2013 Day 4

20th April 2013 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Saturday 20th April Work up with the clear words in my mind Faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you cannot see.  Alison said she work up with a sense from God it was the right thing to do, having been hesitant the day before.  Exercising faith – how often do I do it…

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Sierra Leone Trip – April 2013 Day 3

19th April 2013 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Friday 19th April Phoned Susan on our 27th wedding anniversary.  Hardly any been apart across the years but somehow seemed well connected for a long time!  Breakfast was porridge and omelette and Terry had some helpful scriptures to consider.  Alison arrived and we headed off to the west side of Freetown, about a 45 minute journey.  I stopped at the…

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Sierra Leone Trip – April 2013 Day 2

18th April 2013 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Thursday 18th April One day merges to the next on an overnight flight.  Its 5 in the morning and 26 degrees of heat you wear its me as I step off the plane.  Oh no I forgot my yellow fever certificate and I know they randomly ask to see it.  My passport is nearly full so after finding a space …

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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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