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Foster Care and Refugees

Foster Care and Refugees

PCC Fostering and care for Refugees. Pauline was watching the news one day when she saw a clip about a Norwegian ship which had picked up a crowd of drowning refugees off the coast of Australia.  The Australian government...

Pioneers or Settlers

Pioneers or Settlers

Pioneers or Settlers  Mission 10 Story 10 I wish that I had thought of this title but if memory serves me correctly it was first used by Gerald Coates in a book of the same name, and he certainly...

Angry Young Men

Angry Young Men

Angry young men Mission 9 Story 9  For me, understanding the principals of the Kingdom of God was a bit like Paul’s Damascus Road experience, I fell off my donkey and a bright light came on.  Only I fell...

"Do you want Grass with that Bacon"?

"Do you want Grass with that Bacon"?

“Do you want Grass with that bacon”? Port Talbot Mission 8  Story 8 The wind was blowing hard, the canvas snapped and strained as the rain beat down; I was half asleep listening to the howling wind when I...

Social Care is not My Problem?

Social Care is not My Problem?

Social care is not my problem? On the way from Middlesbrough to London Mission 7 Story 7 I lived in Middlesbrough for five years and during that time I got very involved with the students in the local college. ...

There was a large yellow dancing duck

There was a large yellow dancing duck

There was a large yellow dancing duck Mission 6 Story 6 My new wife Pauline and I moved to Middlesbrough, new area, new situation, new problems, but the same need for people to hear the good news, and the...

The Students Are Coming…

The Students Are Coming…

The students are coming…. Mission 5 Story 5 I went to a college in a place called Capel, Surrey; it’s just between Horsham and Dorking. I used to come home to Birmingham during the holidays, if I couldn’t cadge...

Days out in the Country

Days out in the Country

Days out in the country Mission 3 Story 3 Claverdon Nr Henley in Arden In the early 1960’s I was part of a team of young people who wanted to see change. The team, by the way, was call...

Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup

Vegetable soup Mission 2 Story 2 Birmingham at St Martins in the Bullring In the late sixties I was living in Birmingham and trying very hard to have an effect on young people.  At that time we were running...