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A Message from The Rev Alan Clarredge  Dear friends in the U.K. Thank you once again for your prayers and and continued support. The work that has been undertaken continues to be of vital importance to so many suffering people both young and old and I only have two major plants left to bring back into use before I return to the UK. For 8 days of this visit I have received excellent help and support from Austin Brooke-Thomas, who raised his own funds to fly out to me. He works as a host in Christchurch Hospital Macmillan unit. Thank you Austin for your encouragement and valuable assistance. Financially the hospitals literally have no money and during the last year have become virtually bankrupt. This was very noticeable after I completed my work at Victoria Falls hospital. when I presented a receipt for fuel and accommodation (One of two hospitals that have always covered costs}. I was called into a meeting of heads of departments along with the medical officer of health for the locality; they appeared to be extremely embarrassed as they told me "our cashier went to the bank this morning and the manager has refused to let us have any money whatsoever so we cannot pay", I felt glad to be able to say Rivers of Living Water would cover their costs and they expressed sincere thanks, the same happened at the other hospital in Beit Bridge on the South African border. It has been necessary for me to supply all fuel for a hospital truck this year and to hire transport to get around when the hospital truck has not been available. Also to pay for accommodation for staff. This has proved very expensive but until now and I praise the Lord for this, has been sufficient for our needs. One great point this year is that not only here in Bulawayo, but throughout most of the country, there has been torrential rain. In fact it has rained every day I have been in the country (no sun tan!!). That is with the exception of the very South of the country (Beit bridge) which has seen no rain whatsoever; this rain has its drawbacks; partly because the supplies have been blocked by silt and debris. I have been kept very busy cleaning water purification systems. At one point of my journey we were trapped in flash floods and the depth of water reached over twenty feet on the road!!!!. Thankfully we were kept safe. The medicines were well accepted by the hospitals and clinics and helped their dwindling and in some cases none existing supplies considerably. The blankets were so well received not only by the hospitals, but also the mustard seed orphanage, where 52 children included disabled and handicapped youngsters are cared for; Sweets from the children of Rossmore Church, knitted clothes, blankets and toys from the Pop in at Bere Regis and numerous items from other churches and individuals; baby clothes and toys, knitting toys and giving items, also distributed at the school at Monde. Although the challenges are immense I know that one again, in a few days this years work will be successfully completed. Thank you for your continued support for the work Alan Rivers Of Living Water website

Sing Your Heart Out February 10th

Thank   you   to   all   who   supported   out   Christmas   Sing   your   heart   out   event   Pop   In   Performers,   Rev   Charles   and   the   School   Christmas   Choir   with   Lucy Roberts. Dear Alison, Thank   you   so   much   for   sending   your   generous   donation.   Thanks   to   you   and   your   fabulous   choir,   many   more   vulnerable   and   isolated   older   people will be given the support they need to live happily and independently. So although we’ve said it before, we’ll say it again – thank you. Sing Your Heart Out
We   are   appealing   for   the   good   folk   of   Bere   Creek   to   offer   your   whole   hearted support to our next production " Way Out West " ( a western musical) ....... The   Pop   In   Performers   are   doing   four   performances   of   "Way   out   West".   They   are Thursday 18th May at 6pm Friday 19th May at 7pm and two on Saturday 20th May at 2pm and again 7pm TICKETS   are   £5   and   will   be   available   on   Fridays   and   Mondays   at   the   Pop   In   Place you   will   need   to   pre   buy   your   tickets   soon   as   we   are   expecting   a   big   demand   for this   show.   This   is   a   very   special   production   as   it   is   Pastor   Jim's   last   script   and also will be raising much needed funds for Bere Regis Church Roof.
27th February Michael Tomlinson MP I   was   delighted   to   drop   in   to   the   Bere   Regis,   Pop   in   Place community   café   this   morning.   The   All   Age   Community   Cafe is    open    on    Mondays and   Fridays   10-12   am and   promises   a   warm welcome                   to everybody.     There     is also   a   Baby   &   Toddler group      on      Thursday mornings. If   you   need   transport,   please   phone   Sarah   on   01929   472811 or   for   more   information,   call   team   leader   Alison   on   01929 472023
We   are   pleased   to   announce   that   the   Pop   In   Place   will hold   a   Great   Get   Together   on   Friday   16th   June   from 10am   until   12   noon   along   with   our   MP   at   the   Upper   Drax Hall   .   It   will   be   a   very   simple   format   CAKE   COFFEE   and MUSIC   I   am   looking   for   some   local   musician   to   play   for   us during   these   two   hours   if   you   can   help   out   with   this please let me know.
The Great Get Together
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Rivers Of Living Water website

A Message from The Rev Alan Clarredge

Dear friends in the U.K. Thank   you   once   again   for   your   prayers   and   and   continued   support.   The work   that   has   been   undertaken   continues   to   be   of   vital   importance   to   so many   suffering   people   both   young   and   old   and   I   only   have   two   major plants left to bring back into use before I return to the UK. For   8   days   of   this   visit   I   have   received   excellent   help   and   support   from Austin   Brooke-Thomas,   who   raised   his   own   funds   to   fly   out   to   me.   He works   as   a   host   in   Christchurch   Hospital   Macmillan   unit.   Thank   you Austin for your encouragement and valuable assistance. Financially   the   hospitals   literally   have   no   money   and   during   the   last   year have    become    virtually    bankrupt.    This    was    very    noticeable    after    I completed    my    work    at    Victoria    Falls    hospital.    when    I    presented    a receipt   for   fuel   and   accommodation   (One   of   two   hospitals   that   have always    covered    costs}.    I    was    called    into    a    meeting    of    heads    of departments   along   with   the   medical   officer   of   health   for   the   locality; they    appeared    to    be    extremely    embarrassed    as    they    told    me    "our cashier   went   to   the   bank   this   morning   and   the   manager   has   refused   to let   us   have   any   money   whatsoever   so   we   cannot   pay",   I   felt   glad   to   be able   to   say   Rivers   of   Living   Water   would   cover   their   costs   and   they expressed   sincere   thanks,   the   same   happened   at   the   other   hospital   in Beit Bridge on the South African border. It   has   been   necessary   for   me   to   supply   all   fuel   for   a   hospital   truck   this year   and   to   hire   transport   to   get   around   when   the   hospital   truck   has   not been   available. Also   to   pay   for   accommodation   for   staff. This   has   proved very   expensive   but   until   now   and   I   praise   the   Lord   for   this,   has   been sufficient for our needs. One    great    point    this    year    is    that    not    only    here    in    Bulawayo,    but throughout   most   of   the   country,   there   has   been   torrential   rain.   In   fact   it has   rained   every   day   I   have   been   in   the   country   (no   sun   tan!!).   That   is with   the   exception   of   the   very   South   of   the   country   (Beit   bridge)   which has   seen   no   rain   whatsoever;   this   rain   has   its   drawbacks;   partly   because the   supplies   have   been   blocked   by   silt   and   debris.   I   have   been   kept   very busy   cleaning   water   purification   systems. At   one   point   of   my   journey   we were   trapped   in   flash   floods   and   the   depth   of   water   reached   over twenty feet on the road!!!!. Thankfully we were kept safe. The   medicines   were   well   accepted   by   the   hospitals   and   clinics   and helped    their    dwindling    and    in    some    cases    none    existing    supplies considerably.    The    blankets    were    so    well    received    not    only    by    the hospitals,    but    also    the    mustard    seed    orphanage,    where    52    children included   disabled   and   handicapped   youngsters   are   cared   for;   Sweets from   the   children   of   Rossmore   Church,   knitted   clothes,   blankets   and toys   from   the   Pop   in   at   Bere   Regis   and   numerous   items   from   other churches   and   individuals;   baby   clothes   and   toys,   knitting   toys   and   giving items, also distributed at the school at Monde. Although   the   challenges   are   immense   I   know   that   one   again,   in   a   few days this years work will be successfully completed. Thank you for your continued support for the work Alan

Sing Your Heart Out February 10th

Thank   you   to   all   who   supported   out   Christmas   Sing   your   heart   out   event Pop   In   Performers,   Rev   Charles   and   the   School   Christmas   Choir   with   Lucy Roberts. Dear Alison, Thank   you   so   much   for   sending   your   generous   donation.   Thanks   to   you and   your   fabulous   choir,   many   more   vulnerable   and   isolated   older   people will   be   given   the   support   they   need   to   live   happily   and   independently. So although we’ve said it before, we’ll say it again – thank you. Sing Your Heart Out
We   are   appealing   for   the   good   folk   of   Bere   Creek   to   offer   your   whole hearted   support   to   our   next   production   "   Way   Out   West   "   (   a   western musical) ....... The   Pop   In   Performers   are   doing   four   performances   of   "Way   out   West". They   are   Thursday   18th   May   at   6pm   Friday   19th   May   at   7pm   and   two   on Saturday 20th May at 2pm and again 7pm TICKETS   are   £5   and   will   be   available   on   Fridays   and   Mondays   at   the   Pop In   Place   you   will   need   to   pre   buy   your   tickets   soon   as   we   are   expecting   a big   demand   for   this   show.   This   is   a   very   special   production   as   it   is   Pastor Jim's   last   script   and   also   will   be   raising   much   needed   funds   for   Bere   Regis Church Roof.
27th February Michael Tomlinson MP I   was   delighted   to   drop   in   to   the   Bere   Regis,   Pop   in   Place community café    this    morning.    The    All    Age Community     Cafe     is     open     on Mondays   and   Fridays   10-12   am   and promises     a     warm     welcome     to everybody.   There   is   also   a   Baby   & Toddler       group       on       Thursday mornings. If   you   need   transport,   please   phone   Sarah   on   01929   472811   or   for   more information, call team leader Alison on 01929 472023
We   are   pleased   to   announce   that   the   Pop   In   Place   will   hold   a   Great   Get Together   on   Friday   16th   June   from   10am   until   12   noon   along   with   our MP   at   the   Upper   Drax   Hall   .   It   will   be   a   very   simple   format   CAKE   COFFEE and   MUSIC   I   am   looking   for   some   local   musician   to   play   for   us   during these two hours if you can help out with this please let me know.
The Great Get Together