Open our eyes to the realities of what we are doing with Earth’s resources

Some years ago, Alex Crawford, the outstanding Sky journalist, exposed the appalling conditions that child labourers suffer in the DRC (Congo) as they ‘peck out’ from the ground the cobalt that is integral to our smart phones. Do watch her short, but extremely...

Willing to be whittled as an Arrow – A living sacrifice for the Lord

Helen Roseveare (1925-2016): Missionary to the Belgium Congo (1953-1973) A woman who refused to take offence at God for allowing her to suffer much and who thanked Him for counting her worthy to suffer. You may well have come across the name Helen Roseveare at some...

Into Your Hands: Praying for people in distress

In all our distress You too are distressed, Lord, and the angel of Your presence saves us. In Your love and mercy You redeem us; you lift us up and carry us all our days . . . Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you Earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the Lord...

The Pecking Order

The Pecking Order: On behalf of people who are being ‘pecked at’ You, my brothers and sisters, were called to live in freedom. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law...

Tenderness – Part One

As I was sitting beside a village duckpond not far from Malvern the other day, enjoying the warmth of the sunshine and the fresh green of the new leaves, I was struck afresh by the tenderness of God toward us. This meditation emerged during that time, and is...
Iran

Iran

You can hardly fail to be aware of the rising tensions between America and Iran, with Europe caught rather uncomfortably in the middle. Top European figures are wary of the hawkishness of the American administration, but are caught between a number of rocks and hard...

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Mission Africa report – April 2019

Mission Africa report – April 2019

God at work in the Prison Ministry / Mission to Namirembe 6th-13th May The Lord really is blessing the prison ministry! Two hundred and twenty nine more prisoners together with eight prison officers have come to faith in the first three months of 2019. Highlights...

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In Heavenly Love

In Heavenly Love

Carol Sampson’s version of this beautiful hymn by Anna Laetitia Waring, who was clearly a very special Welsh poet and hymn writer seems particularly appropriate for all of us. In heavenly love abiding No change my heart shall fear; And safe in such confiding for...

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Wings like Eagles

Wings like Eagles

Here's another of Carol's lovely songs that brings deep peace and hope to all in need of strength and encouragement. The Lord is the Everlasting God. Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives...

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