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Sitting in the Bush in Mahagi Congo with Cool Kids

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So here I am taking a bit of rest bite sitting in the bush in the town of Mahagi Congo. I can hear the crickets buzzing the birds chirping the amazing Congolese children playing in the valley. It’s fairly warm but not to warm for jeans. It’s very peaceful actually and an absolute pleasure to be here.

God has been soo good to me. I had a bad stomach for a few days and a few of the horrible things that go with that but the Lord has healed me quickly and I’m all better.

It’s been interesting sleeping in a small double bed with my brother who is a big fella. 6foot.4″ despite not having solid nights sleeps Gods grace has been wonderful and don’t feel exhausted. The pillow I have been using consists of a sheet and some pieces of foam chopped up and out into a pillow case. It’s not been great but I can’t complain as its much more than lots around me have.

I twisted my ankle yesterday again but it’s so much better already. It is a comfort to know I have friends here like Chikuru praying for me. He was my friend and interpreter in Bunia. I spoke to him last night and it was lovely to hear his voice. He has his first exams today so please pray for him.

I have been challenged by psalm 111-112 recently.

Psalms 111:10 – 112:1
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom:
a good understanding have all they that do his commandments:
his praise endureth for ever.
Psalm 112
1 Praise ye the Lord.
Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord,
that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

Fearing the Lord. Obeying the Lord in everything is how I want to live my life from now on. Once again it appears that fearing the Lord goes hand in hand with keeping in the word of God. Keeping his commandments and precepts. We need to know his commandments and do them and also delight in them and do them joyfully.

Thats all for now as I have a little audience of children now watching me intently tap a block that looks like a tv. I wonder what’s going through their minds now. I would love to speak Lingala or luo so I could explain what it is. They are so sweet and cute. God really loves them though we are so different in culture. The one fella has gone off to bring his brother to see. They’re interested in this musungu.

Bless you all greatly.

Love in Christ Timmy

Do check out these pics and comment.

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Make Child Poverty History

By | Beliefs, Issues | No Comments

I have just added an animation to my portfolio page and i think everyone who reads this should go have a look at it as i think its pretty good and powerful.

Clocks Animation

It is basically a short animation that is trying to raise awareness with all the issues with Child Poverty.

Portfolio PAGE

Animation Site 

I was in a maths lesson and my Teach Dr. Pomeroy had a bracelet that was the make poverty history one with a little hifen or accent that added in the word child  marked in red. I was really challenged by this and took it on as the basis of this project. I have never yet managed to thank her but I will do. 

I think that children are the worst effected by poverty and is clearly evident with all the terrible pre famine warnings that are coming from across the world. Namely Ethiopia and India. As children cant defend them selves against this it is up to us to actually make a difference and help as much as we can to alleviating the problem.

One of the ways you can do this is by supporting a child through Compassion 

Please can we talk about this issue and can people tell me what they think of the animation i made?

Do people realise how many children are actually dying due to starvation and disease??

Should we be using Scare Tactics with the statistics?? 

Lets discus