Gideon Heugh

Gideon is a copywriter in the Global Brand and Communications team. When he's not wrestling with the muse / his keyboard, you will often find him traipsing up a mountain or burying his head in a book.

He came to work at Tearfund after stints in the wine industry (which was as fun as it sounds) and the NHS. He's also qualified as a Personal Trainer and a Rugby Union Referee. As well as writing for Tearfund, Gideon likes to dabble in poetry and is currently working on a novel.

  • God's Great Love

    Farida* is a bright, confident 26-year-old woman who can normally be found with a huge smile on her face. Born into poverty in Egypt and then broken by personal tragedy, she is a shining example of how God’s love can transform any situation.

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  • Shaking Hands

    Healing the wounds of war

    Pastor Cajú has been through more than most of us can imagine, having experienced first-hand the horrors of the Angolan civil war. The violence he witnessed moved Cajú to become an ordained minister. Since then he has set about transforming his community through the work of the church.

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  • In the Father's arms

    Omar’s daughter couldn’t walk, and no one knew why. When the time came for them to flee war-torn Syria, he had to carry her to safety – more than 300 miles away. Tens of thousands of refugees continue to pour out of Syria and sub-Saharan Africa. Many of the countries hosting refugees lack the infrastructure and finance to look after them, so many families fall through the cracks. That’s what happened to Omar* and his family.

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  • Leading the way

    A community leader takes a brave step forward to lead his community towards greater love and acceptance for people living with HIV. And in the process, a young girl’s life is changed forever.

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  • Love is stronger

    What is the most powerful force in the universe? Is it military strength? A political ideology? Anger? Hatred? Perhaps it’s a physical force, like…

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  • More than a refugee

    While the news headlines may have largely moved on from the refugee crisis, the truth is that the situation is more desperate than ever. Conflict and persecution has forced more people from their homes than at any time since records began. The statistics are staggering, yet behind every number is a human soul with a story to tell. This week, we’ll be focusing on a different story each day, highlighting the humanity at the heart of this crisis.

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  • Mother on a Mission

    All Regatu ever wanted was a decent life for her children. But for this mother of two from Ethiopia, that never seemed like a possibility. She didn’t even have the money to feed or clothe them properly, let alone give them an education. She felt completely helpless. But now, thanks to the work of the local church, she’s unstoppable.

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