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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • Mushrooms, monks and the miracle tree

    A barber and mushroom farmer from Cambodia loses hope when he’s let down by a spiritual healer, but is saved when he gets introduced to an extraordinary tree. Sounds like fiction, but it's reality for Devi and his wife Sikha.

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  • Myanmar Refugees

    ROHINGYA REFUGEES – TEARFUND’S RESPONSE

    The plight of the Rohingya refugees has shocked the world. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled violence in Northern Rakhine State, Myanmar, into neighbouring Bangladesh. Tearfund’s local partners have been responding to the crisis since it began. An estimated 430,000 people have crossed the border, and more are arriving every day. Urgent needs include food, water, sanitation, shelter, medical and trauma care.

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  • Wok of food

    Shattering Stigma

    As followers of Christ, social justice is at the heart of all that Tearfund do. For Xiao Wang and his wife MeiLi,* who were ostracised from their…

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  • South Asia Floods -
    Green Shoots of Hope

    The floods of August 2017 caused devastation on a massive scale across South Asia. Media attention may have moved on, but the rebuilding effort will last for years to come. However, thanks to the hard work of our partners and the tenacity of local people like Nazir*, the signs of recovery are slowly starting to appear.

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