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Man, and his family, on a mission to Uganda

Original post made on Jul 13, 2010

When Paul Gibson lost his job at Hewlett-Packard, he decided on a career move -- half a world away. Gibson said he was "laid off/retired" when HP bought out Electronic Data Systems (EDS), and at the same time his wife, Janet, decided to move to Jinja, Uganda, to work full-time with the Children of Grace organization.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, July 12, 2010, 4:10 PM

Comments (4)

Posted by Kathy Peterson, a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 13, 2010 at 8:45 am

This is a very cool story. My husband lost his job over a year ago. It has been a very difficult year and a half. I am so encouraged by this story. It is very moving. I will be praying for the Gibson's.


Posted by spcwt, a resident of Danville
on Jul 13, 2010 at 9:16 am

My parents decided to move when I was 12 for "religious reasons." They didn't have to. They chose to. I lost all my friends. It sucked. I hope this 14 yr. old does okay.

There's plenty of ways to help with the AIDS crisis and the poor right here at home. Not sure why people feel the need to move around the world to do it. Maybe because it sounds romantic? Maybe they have a Messiah complex? Maybe they want interesting stories to tell at parties when they come home? No doubt they'll do a lot of good, but why not wait until the kids are grown?

Hope before they leave they watch the movie, "The Mosquito Coast" with Harrison Ford.


Posted by Hans S., a resident of Blackhawk
on Jul 14, 2010 at 12:49 am

This is unacceptable. This family should be reported. A child cannot attend school when not residing in this boundary, not to mention the boundary of the country. Just as for F-1 visas, just because you pay property taxes in the area does not justify school placement as they are not physically residing there.

Venture is not an online school. As a citizen of this community, I will be reporting this to the WASC accreditation, to the county of education, and all applicable agencies, for audit and review. I will also contact IRS. As well I will contact the UC system to see how many students used that for faking residency requirements, besides that everything they teach in Venture is a fraud. Who knows what profit SRVUSD is making using federal and state money committing international student fraud?

What a disgrace of our school district.

Steven Enoch, should be responding to my concerns as a citizen, and rectify with the Danville Express that he will not allow a student who is out of the country a placement in SRVUSD, and receive federal and state funding for a student not even in the US.

If Danville Express deleted my posting, I will still be reporting these people and the school district to all the agencies applicable.


Posted by Louise, a resident of Danville
on Jul 14, 2010 at 2:41 pm

If only the world were filled with families like this, who don't see borders on the suffering of others, and truly feel a calling to help where help is needed most.

I wish the best of luck to this family - and commend Miss Cassidy for her turn around in spirit. I look forward to her full report when she returns!

Will CPC be taking donations to assist? Lacking the courage to disrupt my comfortable existence, I would be happy to contribute to this amazing family's passion for assisting these children!


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