Blog Meet our trustee Philip Derbyshire A great privilege to serve Rope I have been a Trustee since 2014 and a supporter for several years before that; it’s been a great privilege to serve Rope. I love the way that Rope seeks to follow Jesus’ commands to love God and our neighbours all over the world by spending relatively small sums of money to do disproportionate good. Sunshine and Dreamland As I became more involved I knew that I would want to see first-hand some of our projects. In October 2015 I was able to do this, combining it with a long held ambition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Whilst the sponsored climb was very memorable, the visits in neighbouring Kenya to Sunshine Home in Naivasha and the Dreamland Hospital in Kimilili are etched in my mind. To see a young boy walking normally following a club foot operation paid for by Rope and the joy on his mother’s face still makes me stop and smile and thank God. Moving experiences Deepening relationships between our supporters and partners are, we believe, key to keeping Rope’s work distinctive. This year I was able to take Banjuu from Mongolia to speak to our supporters in West Malling – the day was an encouragement to us all. Attending our first open prayer afternoon, where we skype called our partners Nic and Claire in Mozambique was another moving experience. I am sure everyone there was touched by what they heard and I recommend anyone who can attends one of these events. I pray that you will continue to value Rope’s work and be blessed for your support.