Kenya: Part 2 – Sect Leader meets Jesus

It’s 15 February and I find myself on the Rift Valley in Western Kenya with a group of 8 men accompanying me.   After many many hours on dusty roads we are in Kakamega training and teaching leaders on Discipleship and Church Planting.   We were immediately introduced to a sect leader who’s life was totally transformed […]

April 22nd, 2018|Being Church, Church Planting, Cultural, Life Stories, Uncategorized|

KENYA: A sect turns to Jesus!

Imagine burying your Messiah… No, I am not referring to Joseph of Aramanthea. George* was heartbroken. He and all the churches in his denomination had suffered a tremendous loss. For years they had followed a man who claimed to be the messiah. Recently he had become ill, and then to everyone’s shock, he died. For […]

April 22nd, 2018|Being Church, Church Planting, Cultural, Culture, Life Stories, Outreach, People, Training, Travels|

What Keeps You from Going?

 

If everyone is a missionary, then no one is.

If “my mission field is the ground beneath my feet,” as some have said, then why should we expend the energy or resources to go to a foreign land and learn a new language and culture? In fact, it would be a waste of resources to do […]

February 8th, 2017|Being Church, Cultural, Culture, General, My view, Outreach, Travels|

Mozambique: 500 new churches

And so we continue the long road ……. another 1100 km’s to Chimoio in the heat!  Please climb in and join us …!

January 18th, 2016|Being Church, Bibles, Church Planting, Cultural, Education|

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 different kind of Congo fever!

Congo – a vast country with great people.  Being the third largest country in Africa with just over 52 million people it comes as somewhat as a surprise to discover that Congo is one of the richest countries in the world with huge deposits of diamonds, copper, cobalt and other precious minerals.  With French as […]

March 31st, 2015|Being Church, Bibles, Church Planting, Cultural, General, Leadership, Life Stories|

The African Church – fastest growing church ever: Part 2

Jesus loves his church. He died for it, prays for it, lives for it and is going to return for it – for AFRICA too.

But let’s be honest: It’s not easy to love the church. It’s easy to love Jesus. Loving His bride is another story.  And in Africa that is no different … in […]

March 30th, 2015|Being Church, Church Planting, Cultural, Culture|

Why I love the Church – Part 1

Dietrich Bonhoeffer once preached a sermon and was quoted by saying that for Protestants the word ‘church’ has the sound of something infinitely commonplace, more or less indifferent and superfluous, that does not make their heart beat faster;  something with which a sense of boredom is so often associated.  Let’s be honest:  there is too much truth […]

March 23rd, 2015|Being Church, Church Planting, Cultural, Culture|

Women and their children!

I remember going to church with my mom and the glare of all the ladies with their huge and beautiful hats.  I remember making comments all the time as the hats always amused me.  I only really started speaking at the age of 2 my mom says.  Since then my jawbone worked overtime.  I also […]

June 17th, 2014|Children, Cultural, Women, Womens Ministry|

High Tea in the bush!

It’s August!  “So what”, you may ask.  Well I dared to question the purpose of the month August when my wife, Alta, gave me that glare that says:  “I think as part of the he-man specie ….. you should be very quiet now… and I mean NOW!”  It is times like these that you then […]

August 14th, 2013|Cultural, Culture, Visitors, Volunteers, Women, Womens Ministry|