It’s a sunny day in Cape Town as I start the last day of my trip. They are just beginning their summer here and it is a little depressing to think that, when I return home, our winter will be just around the corner. Today I saw God’s hand in another way. From the heights … More November 12 – Cape Town
Well friends, the end is drawing into sight in more ways than one. This is day 17 of my 19 day adventure and I am truly starting to dream of home. I had a wonderful FaceTime chat with Julia and the kids this afternoon. This didn’t help ease my growing desire to be home. But … More The End
It’s Thursday, November 10th. This date seemed so far away when I was gettIng ready to leave. But now my homecoming on the13th is rapidly approaching. I view it with a mix of excitement and sadness. Obvious excitement at the prospect of seeing Julia and the kids again after more than to weeks away. But … More November 10 – Preparing for Re-entry
Today I don’t know what to write. It was a “rip your heart out” kind of day. It was devastating. It was encouraging. It was inspiring. I really have no accurate adjectives. I was picked up in the morning by Alan Penry, the director of the Watoto Children’s Ministries, and Melvin, our guide (that’s him … More November 9 – Watoto!
Today is a travel day. We were up early and, after a good breakfast at the Taj in Lusaka, we were off to the airport to catch our flight to Johannesburg. A smooth flight and then we were again waiting at yet another airport for yet another flight – for me flight number 9 of … More Zambia to Uganda
Well we saw the African rains last night – and the African lightning storms! Amazing. We were a bit worried that if we got too much rain it would hamper the plans we had today for the dedication ceremony for the new community school in Mukobeko. But we prayed and the day dawned sunny and … More November 7 – Hope Community School
There is nothing like a Sunday in Africa. And, more specifically, a Sunday at Pastor Lawrence Kunda’s Eternal Life Church. You have never seen or heard anything like an African church praising God. NEVER. Ask Pastor Julia if you don’t believe me. Or Wendy Lee. They will back me up! We all gave greetings, but … More November 6 – There’s Nothing Like a Sunday in Africa!
The day today started early in Lusaka. I met up with Pastor Ted and Pastor Pat for breakfast in the hotel lobby and were then met by Rita Prins (representing Visionledd) and Pastor Lucy from another church in Kabwe. [OK. Slight editorial note here. It’s going to get repetitive constantly referring to my current traveling … More November 4 – Kabwe, Zambia
The day dawned overcast with a threat of rain. I didn’t mind this too much as I have not yet had the opportunity to enjoy the much vaunted “rains of Africa”. However it was not to be. The morning stayed hazy but by midday the sun was out in all of its African glory. My … More November 5 – Goats!
Feels like coming home! I left the glitz and glamour of Dubai this morning and have arrived in the peace and reality of Zambia this evening. Why is it that some places just seem to pull you like a magnet? Is it a healthy dose of “the grass is greener” – or is it something … More November 3 – Zambia
Well, the 5-star phase of my trip is rapidly drawing to a close. Tomorrow morning (Thursday) I will be flying to Lusaka, Zambia where I will be meeting up with Pastor Ted. The “African phase” of my trip is beginning and I am excited. I realize that some of my comments earlier about the attendees … More On the Road Again
My plane crashed today. Now before you run off to comfort Julia and get more details, let me say that it was a flight simulator in the Emirates Airlines training facility. Just real enough though to let me know that I would never want to do it in real life (duh)! But it sure seemed … More Brace Position!