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Enlarge your tent!

As our girls grow we have found they could sometimes do with a little more space for doing increasingly independent homeschool. We also like having people stay with us, and a little extra space makes hospitality that bit easier, and so the opportunity came up to revamp and extend our house in Jos before we […]

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Nigerian Staff Raising Support

One of the great joys over the last few years has been seeing Nigerian Christians recognise the importance of translating and using the Bible enough to dedicate themselves to this great task. With over 500 distinct cultural and linguistic groups in Nigeria it’s a world within a country, and so there’s a great opportunity for […]

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Opening up & shutting down – protests in Nigeria

I confess having been outside Nigeria for the last year I’ve not really kept up with all that’s been going on, but just as many of Nigeria’s states are finally re-opening schools, the country is seeing a local equivalent to the BLM/Police brutality protests. https://guardian.ng/news/nigeria/national/buhari-to-youth-i-recognise-your-right-to-peaceful-protest/ We thank God that these protests seem to have been […]

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Making Luke Clear & Compelling

Meanwhile most of my time has been spent trying to work with translator Arams over patchy video links from his home in Kachia, revising Luke’s gospel. I’m pleased to report we are making decent progress and have managed to tidy up really quite a lot. Three weeks ago he travelled to our office in Jos […]

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Rowbory news updates 9 Oct

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Example of Discourse Improvements in Luke

We certainly haven’t got Luke’s gospel finished yet, but over the last few months Moses and Arams and then just Arams and I have been working through the whole of Luke’s gospel about 20 times or more looking at particular issues and tidying things up. I thought I’d give any interested people (geeks) an annotated […]

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Getting back to Nigeria

Good news from us is that flights to Nigeria eventually opened up for a select few airlines and we have heard of people successfully making it in, and being allowed to quarantine in their own homes for a week. That is all encouraging. While we love being around friends and family in Glasgow, we’re slightly […]

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Nigeria Minute: Remote work by Skype

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We’re all gods now

and so Scotland needs a new Blasphemy Law Or maybe the law isn’t being Revoked, just Rearmed and Re-aimed ‘We are not stoning you for any good work,’ they replied, ‘but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.’ Jesus answered them, ‘Is it not written in your Law, “I have said […]

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Unless the Lord builds the house

“Unless the LORD builds the house,its builders labour in vain.  Unless the LORD watches over the city,the watchmen stand guard in vain” Psalm 127:1 (NIV) Here we are over 3 months after the lockdown got fully going in the UK, the 132nd of March (31+30+31+30+10) as some wisecracks have put it. Had it not been […]