Joseph Kony and the pigs of healing

 

Statues in a park on Michigan Ave, Chicago mirroring each other.

Statues in a park on Michigan Ave, Chicago mirroring each other.

Joseph Kony and the pigs of healing

In light of the terrifying news coming out of Nigeria this week, here is a story about healing.

 

In Uganda, the Lord’s Resistance Army terrorized the people until six years ago leaving the country in a state of fear and mistrust. Now, thanks to a pig rearing project, communities are coming together and old scars are slowly fading away.

 

Enjoy!

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Dear Family, Friends and subscribers,

Thank you so much for following my journey from Chicago until now and traveling across the pond with me. After a few months of talks with Time for God (TFG) , BMS World Mission (my placement site), Young Adults with Global Mission and my family, my request to stay on for another year has been granted.

I fell in love with BMS, the family I have found here and this country, despite the rain. I have also been blessed with the opportunity to use my skills to serve wide range of people and tell their inspiring stories. (Interested in what I do? Check out the list of links under My BMS Articles!) I cannot put into words what this experience has meant to me and how thankful I am for the opportunity to continue giving, learning and sharing with the BMS family.

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Good ol’ York and Edinburgh the beautiful

Erin and I took a trip to York and Scotland for Easter. The weather was absolutely beautiful, and for Edinburgh that’s really saying something. Before we left for the short holiday, I was warned to pack for cold and rain. Thankfully we saw neither during out travels until we were heading back to King’s Cross Station.

Here are some of the wonderful sights and adventures we enjoyed!

 

York!

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Dear Family, Friends and subscribers,

Thank you so much for following my journey from Chicago until now and traveling across the pond with me. After a few months of talks with Time for God (TFG) , BMS World Mission (my placement site), Young Adults with Global Mission and my family, my request to stay on for another year has been granted.

I fell in love with BMS, the family I have found here and this country, despite the rain. I have also been blessed with the opportunity to use my skills to serve wide range of people and tell their inspiring stories. (Interested in what I do? Check out the list of links under My BMS Articles!) I cannot put into words what this experience has meant to me and how thankful I am for the opportunity to continue giving, learning and sharing with the BMS family.

It was wonderfully easy to fall in with the group of inspiring, talented and passionate people I have met here. So I decided to stay, and thankfully, they decided to keep me.

But now I need your help. To continue serving with BMS through TFG, I have to raise some money. Approximately $3,800 or £2,270.

Can you help me to serve for another year by donating and sharing this link? Any little bit helps and $10, $25, $50, $100 can go a long way.

So help me to serve others, gain experience, learn more and give back.

 

My sincerest thanks,

Vickey

Meet Jonny Clark!

jonny clarkMy Colleague… Jonny Clark

So, you want to know more about Jonny Clark?

He’s been working here for about 10 years now and in that time he has been known as Jonathan, Jon and more recently Jonny.

He has the ability to fall asleep almost instantly on any type of journey which he seems to utilise on the many overseas filming trips he’s been on. He certainly enjoys a challenge and was crowned the first Office Chair Racing Champion – and he has the t-shirt to prove it. He is easy to get along with, he is always up for a laugh and uses his photographic and video talents to great effect.

There are many words that could be used to describe Jonny, each say something about his character and personality, likes and dislikes, but in summary:

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Loss to Didcot’s Community

On Thursday, December 20th, the family of a 17 year old learned that their daughter, Jayden, had been found. More accurately, her body was discovered in the disturbed grave in a local church cemetery.

Today, in honor of her memory, we used our break to pay our respects at her memorial. We lit candles, signed the condolence book, and said our prayers. But as a newcomer to this small, tight community, I cannot truly understand the gap she has left in the lives of her loved ones.

Please keep her family and the family of her murderers.

Please keep the two brothers who attacked her in your prayers.

Please keep the Didcot community in your prayers.

 

The latest story can be found here.