A forgotten island …

As we fly into Bluefields, Nicaragua – we are greeted by a thunderstorm ….. low clouds and gusting winds.  I find myself hugged in my seat in the small Caravan watching the pilot lining himself up with the runway.

Bluefields is connected with the presence on the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast of many pirates, subjects of powers at the time […]

November 5th, 2017|Being Church, Children, Church Planting, Culture, Life Stories, Outreach, People, Training, Travels|

Leave the 99 …

Matthew 18:12 – “What do you think?  If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray and gets lost, will he not leave the 99 on the mountain and go in search of the one that is lost?”

I have always loved this Scripture and always felt like this little lost […]

August 5th, 2017|Being Church, Bibles, Children, Church Planting, Life Stories|

The Dead Heart of Africa ……

It’s 2’o Clock in the morning – we have long ago left the dry wind of the Sahara desert.  We are speeding through the dark of night and my GPS confirms the fact that we are in dangerous territory.  The nearly full moon lights up the Cameroon jungle far away.  The route is well known […]

January 16th, 2017|Being Church, Children, Church Planting, Leadership, Outreach, Training|

Follow the journey …

I seem to keep on saying it constantly ……. ‘time is flying’!   The last three months seemed to have disappeared somewhere.  I struggle to keep track through the distances travelled and even the wonderful people that crossed our paths the last few months.  After extensive training programs we received 50 amazing transformational agents from […]

August 14th, 2015|Children, Cultural, Culture, Education, Orphans, Outreach, Visitors, Volunteers|

A Gospel of Presence – in practice …

A Gospel of Presence – probably not a phrase you hear very often.  The entire WORD of God though speaks about a Gospel of Presence.  Our whole ministry is based on this phrase – to live a Gospel of Ministry.  Presence is a strong and powerful ministry in Africa.  From early mornings to late evenings […]

August 13th, 2015|Being Church, Children, Education, Social Justice|

Purpose of any journey: Make friends

Journeys are wonderful things!   They are always filled with the prospect of experiencing the unexpected.  A journey for me means a lot of things.  As a wise ‘someone’ once said:  “Business before pleasure unless pleasure is your business!”  My work and business are pure pleasure.

WHAT MAKES US TICK – as we work!

To be at […]

May 12th, 2015|Being Church, Children, Church Planting, Culture|

A bridge for Christmas please Santa!

“A BRIDGE FOR CHRISTMAS PLEASE SANTA!”

The story of 3 kids who died because there was no bridge to cross over the Mucombeze river in central Mozambique was a truly sad story. It touched everyone in the community. We were angry and disappointed at the same time. These 3 boys loved school. They loved school so much […]

December 22nd, 2014|Children, Life Stories, Schools|

Bridge over troubled waters!

If you could turn back the clock a few months ago …. you would remember the tragedy that stared our community in the face in Mozambique.  Three children died in a very short period as they were trying to cross a river on their way to our bush school in Mucombeze.  They were all killed […]

October 16th, 2014|Children, Education, Highlights, Natural Disasters, Schools|

Caring means …. showing up! Part 2

One of the things students do well (accept for studying of course) – is playing! As is the tradition for the last 10 years or more our students take responsibility to provide an athletics meeting (the full show) with the nearly 280 school children in our bush school.  It is a huge event which includes […]

July 29th, 2014|Children, Schools, Volunteers|

Caring means … showing up! Part 1

I have been really looking forward on posting the next few articles.  I am rushing off continually these days it seems – but looking back at what has been achieved the last few months – it is nothing less than a miracle.  God’s goodness and grace is written all over it!I have learned in Africa […]

July 28th, 2014|Children, Schools, Visitors, Volunteers|