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Mac and Lucy

Brad and Ruth Biddulph

Who: Mac and Lucy

Where: Guinea

How long: Since 2011

Principal ministries: Development


Mac is originally from Devon but he and Lucy lived in Oxfordshire for many years. Mac managed construction projects and Lucy worked in a fundraising team of a charity.

They went to Zimbabwe in June 2011 and were based in Bulawayo where they used their skills in construction, fundraising and youth work, to serve with some local charities.

After a year of language study in France, Mac and Lucy relocated to Guinea where they are working within a team exploring opportunities to do; community development work, pre-school work, teaching and training, and outreach to university students.

 

They have two young children; Issac and Noah.

 

 

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Posted: 31/07/2016 - 19:53

150 kilometers in eight hours on the worst roads I had driven on, was the journey on our last visit to Telimele, and I expected it to be as bad if not worse this time around. However, we arrived here in around six hours with a very pleasant drive. The ‘roads’ (mud tracks), although in very poor condition, were not so bad that I thought we would get stuck at any point and as usual the...

Posted: 25/07/2016 - 16:01

altThey say children thrive on routine - certainly mine do. But over the last few years of change and upheaval and of generating our own work and social lives, I’ve realised just how much that is also true of me. As with our first few months in Zimbabwe in 2011, and France in 2014, I’ve struggled a lot with the lack of structure over the past...

Posted: 12/07/2016 - 15:02

You might think that the lack of street lights, traffic and night-life would make for a good night’s sleep where we live, and to an extent, it does. However, there are certain things that disturb our sleep here in Guinea that you would be unlikely to encounter in the UK (besides having two young boys of course!).

The mosquito

There are not many sounds more irritating than the incessant, high-pitched whine of a mosquito by your ear in the night. Not only is it an irritating noise, it also serves a sinister warning. Having had malaria ourselves recently we are even more conscious now of the importance of avoiding bites as far as possible. The net obviously...

Posted: 21/06/2016 - 11:50

Have a read of our latest BMS prayer letter here, and learn about our imminent (temporary) move to Telimele and the dates of our home assignment in the UK.

Posted: 19/06/2016 - 19:25

Quite recently I was asked to help with the design of a safe room for another missionary family. They live only a few hours outside of Labe. Ruth and I didn’t feel as if there was any sort of threat to us, however the organization that sent this family stipulates that a safe room is necessary in any country which could have potential terrorist elements, or the potential for political instability and riots.

We initially thought that this was very odd, but in this age where the threat of terrorism is very real and could strike anywhere I could understand why an organization would ask for such a thing.

Also it’s not something that I’d had much experience with in the UK...

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Key dates

Mac and Lucy will be on home assignment in the UK from 21 January to 10 February and from 20 February to 10 March 2017.

 

Please note their schedule is now fully booked.

Latest activity

31st July 2016
New Blog entry "Three weeks already?!" added
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25th July 2016
New Blog entry "Telimele - a soggy (but good) start!" added
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12th July 2016
New Blog entry "Guinean nights" added
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23rd June 2016
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21st June 2016
New Blog entry "Latest news" added
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19th June 2016
New Blog entry "Safe House" added
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23rd March 2016
New To download "March 2016" added
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20th March 2016
New Blog entry "Wish you were here!" added
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1st January 2016
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30th November 2015
New Blog entry "Haako pute" added
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