Barclay Viewforth Church congregation on Blackford Hill

Tanzania Tales 1 – “Who is my neighbour?”

Tanzania Tales July 2016 “Who is my neighbour?”  A good question, and one we were able to answer this weekend…more of that soon. On 7 July 2016 24 volunteers from all the airts and pairts of Scotland, including the Barclay Viewforth ‘regulars’ (and some local shopkeepers) left the not so balmy weather of home, for… Continue Reading Tanzania Tales 1 – “Who is my neighbour?”

BVC Vine Trust Tanzania Team Update

BVC Vine Trust Tanzania Team Update The team has now grown to 22 members, with people joining us from different parts of the country. It would be fair to say that everyone is looking forward to the challenges ahead in July and the opportunity to help improve the lives of families by building new homes. Fundraising Thank… Continue Reading BVC Vine Trust Tanzania Team Update

Prayer for Nepal and Others

During our worship yesterday Julie led the Prayers for Others. Please use this to help you pray for people near and far. Information from Tearfund Concerning the recent earthquake in Nepal, Oenone Chadburn, Tearfund Head of Humanitarian Support, says: ‘It’s a worst-case scenario quake – some of these communities are unlikely to be accessed for… Continue Reading Prayer for Nepal and Others

The End is Just the Beginning

The End is just the Beginning We now have less than 24 hours left in this wonderful country. We moved our last buckets of sand/rocks/etc. today and will return to visit both the homes to say farewell and leave gifts tomorrow. To say that this trip has been an amazing adventure is an understatement – every… Continue Reading The End is Just the Beginning

“Unless the Lord builds the house, ……” Tanzania blog 2

“Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labour in vain.”  Psalm 127:1 Working with Christians in another country helps to reinforce just how big our God is. We may have some small differences in various aspects of our faith, but we all serve the one Father. We know that any house we will build… Continue Reading “Unless the Lord builds the house, ……” Tanzania blog 2

We Came, We Saw, They Conquered

BVC folks join Vine Trust Tanzania Team We came, we saw, they conquered…our hearts. That’s life in Tanzania. There are so many amazing people here – they may not have much but they would give you their last shilling. In a whole new experience for us, 5 BVC folks joined a  Vine Trust Easter work… Continue Reading We Came, We Saw, They Conquered

Easter Eggs on Kilimanjaro

Easter Eggs on Kilimanjaro That sounds like the title for a book…perhaps sometime in the future. In the meantime The Barclay Viewforth members of the Vine Trust Tanzania Team are looking forward to spending Easter in and around Moshi, with Mount Kilimanjaro looking over us (if she’s not hiding in the clouds). The BVC Team… Continue Reading Easter Eggs on Kilimanjaro

BVC Tanzania Team – Day 8

Day 8 – Connecting People to Change Lives Our day started with a drive to the Hai Vocational Training Centre. The centre teaches one of five trades to students: carpentry; tailoring; welding; restoration and electrical skills. We were given a tour of the carpentry workshops and were shown some of the things the students produce.… Continue Reading BVC Tanzania Team – Day 8