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Prayers from Red Twin’s memorial

My sisters led beautiful prayers at Red Twin’s memorial service. I share them here with their permission. Anna: Let us pray together, starting with verses from the last Psalm Mum and Red Twin read together: Psalm 116 15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants. 16 Truly […]

My eulogy for Red Twin

Red Twin died 22 March 2018, and I gave a eulogy at her funeral 28 March 2018. I’ve copied it below with minor edits for the written form. About Red Twin When we were in primary school, Red Twin had on her sandwich every single day devon (which is like […]

Fresh grief at Easter

Red Twin loved Easter. “He is risen!” she would say, her face shining, as she waited for the response, “He is risen indeed!” It’s the moment when mourning is turned into dancing. But this Easter dancing does not come easily for me. The resurrection is what animates my hope that […]

5 years in

We have been in Tanzania 5 years. Which, since we said we’d come for about 10 puts us at the halfway mark. Yikes! Cos it feels like we haven’t really done anything yet! This is exactly what we expected of course. CMS talks to its workers about their 3 year […]

Nazif – Short film from Kenya

A friend shared this and I really enjoyed it — lots of layers, with messages for everyone. Nazif short film on Facebook The description from the producer, Film Lab Kenya, reads: Nazif is a man of Muslim background and the father of Aisha, his four year old beautiful yet hyperactive […]