One of the funny things about returning from annual leave is that I often have this utopic desire to live a more purposeful life. I guess the relaxation, uninterrupted time with family and the space to think, lead me to want to create more of those spaces in my normal life. Recently after returning from … More Creating a personal strategy to help you achieve your dream and goals.
Today a heap of people gather to do good for those who are poor and less fortunate and in need of help. Older people, children, students and families all giving their time for free for their community. What started as an idea by a few uni students texting each other, ends up with hundreds of … More Streetworks: Turning words into action
James said, “What good is it, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, ‘Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well’—but then you don’t give that person any … More Dead and Useless?
This is Aneil. When my family and I met him in his 6ft x 8ft corrugated tin house with a curtain for a door, he looked unwell. Naively I asked him if he was really sick, he responded “No, no I am just really tired as I haven’t eaten in 4 days”. I admit that I was caught … More 318 | 365 Visit to Wailea Settlement, Suva, Fiji
Sometimes we completely forget that we import simple things like banana’s. We purchase them with very little thought to the origin or the people who produce them. We say we care about things like poverty or the environment, but its mainly lip service. Actually purchasing only products that make a difference for the causes we … More 273 |365 Banana’s
Amongst the friends and conversation and laughter and music we raised over $1500 for our first good.well project. April 30th at Café Agora was the celebration of my 40th birthday. With all honesty it was really just a great opportunity to raise money and awareness for the Good Trust, and to raised funds … More 219 |365 Our first Good Trust party
On Sunday we heard first hand about incredible work of Rahab ministries in Thailand, and got to support them through the pink pigs. In Thailand young women, really young women are sold by their families to prostitution, often under false circumstances and with the lure of a better life, but sold nonetheless. I can’t … More 200 | 365 Doing Good
Water. Where I live it’s free, but we buy it. It’s clean, but we filter it. It’s readily available, but we take it for granted. Water is a significant part of the poverty cycle. It takes hours out of a persons day. Imagine waking up today and having to go and find water to … More 149 | 365 ‘Clean Water’
When I was in Fiji recently, Karina and I hired a car for the day. We wanted to drive to places that most people wouldn’t go. We wanted to see the people of Fiji. To experience. To open our eyes. On this particular day we met with Karl (from Malomalo). He graciously led us down … More Rich people keep driving
Today 8000 people will die of aids. Today 11000 people will become infected with aids (mainly women and children). 115,000,000 people will die by 2015 (just 7 years away) Aids is our generations leprosy http://www.one.org