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The launching Ceremony for the opening of Craft Aid Factory Shop was a major event with Archbishop The Most Rev Ian Ernest and Gabriel Kamudu the Managing Director , inaugurating the shop . The Labour Minister Shakeel Mohamed , Norbert Froget the Mayor of BB/RH and other personalities were present to honour the occasion on 17 Oct 2012 .Craft Aid was set up in 1982 during the Episcopate of Archbishop Trevor Huddleston with Paul Draper as the first Director . 60 Disabled persons are employed today among 228 employees . (more photos B )
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October 18, 2012

[Diocese of Mauritius - Indian Ocean] Jdg 8:23 Gideon answered, "I will not be your ruler, nor will my son. The LORD will be your ruler."
Jdg 8:24 But he went on to say, "Let me ask one thing of you. Every one of you give me the earrings you took." (The Midianites, like other desert people, wore gold earrings.)
Jdg 8:25 The people answered, "We'll be glad to give them to you." They spread out a cloth, and everyone put on it the earrings that he had taken.
Jdg 8:26 The gold earrings that Gideon got weighed over forty pounds, and this did not include the ornaments, necklaces, and purple clothes that the kings of Midian wore, nor the collars that were around the necks of their camels.
Jdg 8:27 Gideon made an idol from the gold and put it in his hometown, Ophrah. All the Israelites abandoned God and went there to worship the idol. It was a trap for Gideon and his family.
Jdg 8:28 So Midian was defeated by the Israelites and was no longer a threat. The land was at peace for forty years, until Gideon died.
Jdg 8:29 Gideon went back to his own home and lived there.
Jdg 8:30 He had seventy sons, because he had many wives.
Jdg 8:31 He also had a concubine in Shechem; she bore him a son, and he named him Abimelech.
Jdg 8:32 Gideon son of Joash died at a ripe old age and was buried in the tomb of his father Joash, at Ophrah, the town of the clan of Abiezer.
Jdg 8:33 After Gideon's death the people of Israel were unfaithful to God again and worshiped the Baals. They made Baal-of-the-Covenant their god,
Jdg 8:34 and no longer served the LORD their God, who had saved them from all their enemies around them.
Jdg 8:35 They were not grateful to the family of Gideon for all the good that he had done for Israel.