Nineteen-year-old Loz from Jersey is coming to the end of her Tearfund gap year in Cambodia. Is she having a good time? Just a bit!
‘I kind of want to stay here forever!’ says Loz. ‘The work we’re doing – I love it.’
I did ICS because I wanted to see what development looked like on the ground and I wanted do something worthwhile, give back and make a difference. But joining the Tearfund ICS programme in Bolivia has blown my expectations out of the water...
Can I compare children to log-burning stoves?! See, I think there're similarities: what you feed into the burner doesn't affect the surroundings immediately. It takes time to break down, inside. Then, suddenly, you see a change equivalent to what you fed in.
You know the story of Moses and the burning bush?
In Exodus 3 we’re told how God spoke to Moses through “flames of fire coming from a bush” (v2). In some ways, I’m really quite envious of Moses here. God spoke to him so directly, so clearly. He even called out “Moses, Moses!” (v4).
Something we long for is clarity and clear instruction...