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So far Geoff Holder has created 69 blog entries.

She Rises

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Next Leadership are one of APF’s closest partners. Co-founders, Revd Dr Kate Coleman and Revd Cham Kaur-Mann have travelled with APF staff to Africa where they have led brilliant training programmes including the Role Model Leadership Academy. They’ve supported the development of eVitabu and […]

By |October 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on She Rises

Girls and Covid in Africa

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In April, the United Nations Population Fund warned that lockdown-related disruptions could leave 47 million women in low- and middle-income countries without modern contraceptives, resulting in 7 million additional unintended pregnancies globally.

In July, it was reported that in the previous three months of Covid-19 […]

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Hospital chaplaincy in the time of Covid-19

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By Revd Tibeibuka Justus, Fort Portal, Uganda
Working as a healthcare chaplain can be challenging under normal circumstances but during a pandemic it becomes an even more urgent and essential ministry. Revd Tibeibuka Justus was introduced to APF about a year ago by one of […]

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Adapting and responding online: Gathering together virtually

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By Geoff Holder, Projects Coordinator
At APF there will always be huge value in travelling to Africa. When it comes to meeting new partners, designing projects, monitoring how things are going and building stronger relationships, nothing builds trust and confidence like meeting face to face.

Before […]

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What we should do when we are down

By Revd Abraham Koech, Kenya
Abraham Koech is a senior Africa Inland Church pastor and Vice Principle of Kapsabet Bible College in Kenya. He shared his most recent sermon with us, full of reflections from Isaiah 6 and explains how this passage resonates in the current crisis.
It was a down time for Isaiah and the people of Judah when king […]

By |August 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What we should do when we are down

The view from Tanzania

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By Rev Heavenlight Luoga, North-west Tanzania
Unlike most African countries, the Tanzanian government did not announce a strict lockdown. Churches, mosques, and other religious buildings have remained open for worshippers, although schools, sports and other gatherings deemed unnecessary were closed until June. From Karagwe, a […]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The view from Tanzania

Lockdown, locust and landslide in Kenya

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By Rev Shadrack Koma, Western Kenya

Western Kenya has faced a triple-hit in recent months. Besides the significant impacts of the lockdown on jobs, incomes and livelihoods, the area has been badly affected by locust swarms and landslides. Revd Shadrack Koma from the AIC North […]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lockdown, locust and landslide in Kenya

We will pick up where we left off…

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By Rev Lloyd Chizenga, Southern Malawi
One of APF’s projects that has been paused due to coronavirus lockdown restrictions on gatherings is the Growing Greener agriculture project run by New Life Christian Church in Malawi. Revd Lloyd Chizenga reports on how the church network was […]

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Faith in action in Rwanda

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By Rev Mutagoma Japhet, Northern Rwanda

In Rwanda, heavy rain and landslides have made life even more challenging for rural communities already struggling through one of Africa’s stricter Covid-19 lockdowns. Revd Mutagoma Japhet from the small rural Eglise Evangélique de la Bonne Volonté au Rwanda […]

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Joy and Generosity in Uganda

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By Rev Francis Esomu, Eastern Uganda

Revd Francis Esomu is principal of Atirir Bible School in rural Teso Region, east Uganda. His theological reflection on the impact of the coronavirus lockdown highlights how joy and generosity can overcome disaster.

Here in Uganda we have been overwhelmed […]

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