Making poverty personal – Ash Barker

A heartfelt cry from Ash barker on making poverty personal [http://vimeo.com/91917249#at=444]

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It’s Friday… but Sunday is comin’

                It’s Friday… but Sunday is comin’ – S.M. Lockridge’s It’s Friday Jesus is praying Peter’s a sleeping Judas is betraying But Sunday’s comin’ It’s Friday Pilate’s struggling The council is conspiring The crowd is vilifying They don’t even know That...

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Hannah reflects on love

Hannah (our 12 year old daughter) was interviewed by Ashley Bell at NCCB late last year. In this interview she shares a story about her first interaction with Thulani a homeless friend and reflects on what showing love looks like...

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Sowing Seeds of Shalom

  Sharing some of our thoughts at the last ISUM in Bangkok. Click below to watch video...

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Solidarity Sleep Out

Here are some of the stories shared by friends who came to join us to sleep in solidarity with the homeless. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVjcGDv_Bq8]

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Opportunities at our learning centre

In May 2012, my wife and I moved together with our 5 children to Hillbrow, Johannesburg, South Africa. We began to see what we could do to bring healing to our community. We have rented a second flat in the block where we stay and use it in the mornings to home-school our children. In the afternoons, we are trying to make it...

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HIllbrow New Years Eve

Below is a video is the view from our third floor balcony on new years eve at 11:55pm. It was fireworks mania. Below that I have posted a bit of the story of what happened earlier in the night. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCFw-e8J8Dc] We saw too much brokenness last night! When I arrived back from the shops in the car at about...

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Carte Blanche – Nigel’s Hillbrow

Well Carte Blanche has aired the story about our move to Hillbrow… Here is a link to the show http://beta.mnet.co.za/carteblanche/Article.aspx?Id=4608&ShowId=1 Here is the press release from Carte Blanche about the Show Nigel’s Hillbrow – crime and grime have seen the more affluent seek sanctuary in the suburbs. So...

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Thinking about rooftop gardening…

Check out this video we made of our visits today to look at some rooftop gardens… [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqLiENJOmw0]

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Video on my visit to Sharpville today

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVQbv6BWing] On 21 March 2012, Human Rights Day in South Africa, our family visited Sharpville to learn more about what had happened there. On the 21 March 1960, 60 people were killed and over 200 people injured as police opened fire on a peaceful crowd who were coming to hand themselves over to the...

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