Compassion for Calais (Part 6)

Written by Mike Beecham It’s Friday, so something more lighthearted. Life in The Jungle can be so desperate at times, but there are always countless volunteers who go in to the camp to distribute things of need. This isn’t always practical items such as tents, shoes, food

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Compassion for Calais (Part 5)

Written by Mike Beecham Following on from yesterday, the search for those within The Jungle needing wooden pallets continues on an almost daily basis. Oftentimes refugees will be inside of their tents and will not always respond when you call out. Searching the tents is imperative, as

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Compassion for Calais (Part 4)

Compassion for Calais (Part 4)

Written by Mike Beecham Wooden pallets are essential in The Jungle. They are placed inside of canvas tents, allowing beds and possessions to be raised up off the cold, wet ground. Without these, it would simply be impossible to live inside of the tents. Whilst not ideal,

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Compassion for Calais (Part 3)

Written by Mike Beecham Every day new people arrive at The Jungle, often months after they left their homes. Knowing no-one, they simply pitch up whatever shelfter they have on the entrance to the camp, always being watched by the Gendarmerie (National Police). Eventually, they will be

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Compassion for Calais (Part 1)

Written by Mike Beecham (Mike has started to document, in words and pictures, his experiences of being in ‘The Jungle’. He is sharing these thoughts on Face Book but I felt that it would be helpful to share them here, in The House, also)   As some

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It’s a Jungle Out There!

Written by Anna Chapman On Wednesday 2nd September the body of Aylan Kurdi washed up on the shores of Bodrum, Turkey. That evening, as I watched the news, I cried. I could no longer sit and do nothing. I linked up with my friends in Dorset at

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Venezuela Trip

Written by Andrew White In April 2015 a team of five of us set off for Venezuela in South America bound for a city called Merida nestled in the high Andes Mountains. There was Clive, Flor, Caroline and I from Shaftesbury and Paul from Weymouth and Paul

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Missions!

Missions!

It’s always good to hear what’s going on in the church family, and in the area of missons there are lots of great things happening (and already happened) this year! Here is some information on folks who have either just returned from overseas, have trips planned or

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