Getting a Feel for the City

Posted: October 8, 2018 in Brooklyn2018

After an early start at home, our team took Sunday to relax, get settled in their accommodations in Brooklyn, and do a bit of looking around (since they are leaving again Saturday and won’t have the usual sightseeing time at the end).

Once the team settled into their rooms, they went and got some groceries for the week.  They then headed into the city!

Marni continues: “It is very hot here today, 35 with the humidity.  We saw a few sights, including Times Square, which was wall to wall people. Then we had our own team “Thanksgiving dinner” at Dallas BBQ.  We closed the night with devotions and are all tucked in bed for the night.


Posted: October 7, 2018 in Brooklyn2018

GoTeam Brooklyn 2018 have arrived safely in Brooklyn!!

Let’s keep they well covered in prayer this week as they serve as our representatives to bless our friends in Bushwick.

Up, Up and Away!!

Posted: October 7, 2018 in Brooklyn2018

GoTeam Brooklyn 2018, after an early morning meeting at the FLC, are successfully checked in and on their way to Brooklyn for the 2018 edition of GoTeam Brooklyn!!

Working once again with Pastor Bill Wilson and his amazing team at Metro World Child, our GoTeam will be spending the next week lifting the burden from theses amazing career missionaries. As always, keep them covered in prayer from their family at home.

Friday – Home at Last

Posted: May 25, 2018 in Zambia 2018

It’s been a long trip home.

Our flight from Johannesburg to Frankfurt was delayed by four hours, causing us to miss our connections to London and Halifax. As a result, I am now sitting in the Ottawa Airport, five hours after we should all have been home! Oh well, all are doing fine and at least we are back in Canada – with only one short leg to go.

Our new arrival time into Halifax is 10:52pm this evening on AC8636 from Ottawa.

This has been a very significant trip for all of us. Once we have a chance to get a bit of sleep, please take one of the team members out for coffee (or tea) to find out more.

See you soon!!

Another early morning – but a good one. We had breakfast with the elephants before heading to the airport for our journey home.

As I write this we are in Johannesburg Airport, having successfully completed stage one. However, we are now delayed and the rest of the journey we will need to play by ear. We will keep you informed.

Please pray that we are not too long returning home.

We left our friends in Kabwe early Tuesday morning to begin our journey home. A long bus ride and a short flight brought us to Livingstone, on the border with Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia, where we will debrief and prepare for the re- entry to North American life.

As I write this, we are getting ready to fly onwards to Johannesburg, and then home. We have enjoyed our time in Zambia and all are doing well. There will be many stories to tell.

I will try to post at least once again as we make our way back to Halifax tomorrow. Until then, please continue to keep us in prayer.

Monday – A Piece of Cake

Posted: May 21, 2018 in Zambia 2018

Finally today came – the day I have been looking forward to all week. The day we meet with 70 of the main volunteers who work, and have worked, with Pastor Lawrence through Together in Action.

Once everyone had assembled at the Diakonia Center (previous teams will remember this), we proceeded to share, to reminisce, to laugh – and to eat! What a wonderful meal with friends.

We presented each volunteer with a bag of gifts, including food, an umbrella, a soccer ball, some material (for the women), a watch (for the men), and a few other small items. They, in turn, presented each of us with a carved bowl and cup.

Pastor Kingston Piri acted as MC and had everyone in the room laughing as he walked around the room getting each person, in his or her own dialect, describe the piece of cake he proudly held aloft. To sit and see the entire room of volunteers, many of whom coming from situations that we, in Canada, might call “desperate”, was something I don’t think I will ever forget.

And now, we are back in our rooms, packing, and preparing for the long journey home. We leave Lusaka tomorrow, make a short stop in Livingstone for debriefing and a bit of rest, and then continue home through Johannesburg, Frankfurt and London. Please continue to pray that we complete this mission well and return home safely.