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On Fridays: Baroness Cox

baronesscoxThis week I had the pleasure of hearing an interview with Caroline Cox, Baroness of Queensbury, who came to Word Alive to talk about her work with Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust.

She is amazing.

A graduate of University of London and Newcastle University, with a varied career in nursing, academia, and politics, she describes herself as, ‘A nurse and social scientist by calling, a Baronness by astonishment’. She’s now 75 (and a half) and  is still running an NGO, still illegally crossing borders to bring help to the poor and persecuted, still campaigning on behalf of women, still telling the stories of people who can’t speak for themselves.

Here’s a wee excerpt from the interview, where she talks about one experience of being in Sudan:

She’s a pretty inspiring lady really: sharing honestly about her fear and doubt in such dangerous situations, but also reminding us of the wonderful good news of the Lord Jesus and encouraging us to keep trusting in him, and keep praying & speaking for those who are suffering.

The stories she told us were heartbreaking, and horrifying, and it rather leaves one overwhelmed and at a loss for what to do and what to pray. But I was struck by this one line:

I cannot do everything, but I must not do nothing.

I think I’m most often guilty of doing nothing, but I’m thankful for the example of Baroness Cox, who throws herself into doing all that she can.

Here’s a little glimpse of the work of HART:

Quite inspiring work, quite inspiring lady.

In summary: the Baroness.

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