When God gives you Angola in a day! PART 1

 

It’s been 12 days at the Angolan Embassy – that’s my passport.  I was nowhere close to be allowed into Angola – a county that I have been trying to visit for more than 20 years.  The visa application was a nightmare.    It was that fine line between – is God opening a door or […]

February 14th, 2016|Church Planting, Highlights, Leadership, Training, Travels|

Into the heart of Africa ….. Hotel Rwanda

The movie HOTEL RWANDA was Hollywood’s version of what happened in Rwanda during the genocide.  Although they tried to tell a horrific story …. the real truth is far more shocking in cruel.  A book saw the light a year ago ……    Their story is a bit closer to the truth and look at […]

December 2nd, 2015|Being Church, Church Planting, Culture, Education, Highlights, Team|

Utumiki wa Azimayi – Women let’s stand up and grow!

From a distance you hear the Chichewa words echoing through the village, “Utumiki wa Azimai” (Stand up women – let us grow)!  Then a lot of laughter as dance and song breaks loose for the next 30 minutes.  Every Thursday is a very special event.  It is a time where pots and water cans are put down […]

May 20th, 2015|Bibles, Highlights, Social, Social Justice, Women, Womens Ministry|

All in a day’s work: Missions – Part 3

On our way to a mission conference at church …. one lovely Sunday morning … this is what we got!  Needless to say anything else:

A Mission breakfast at Bellville AFM church and meeting up with friends I have known my entire life!

Pastors Gerrie and Monica – garden dining for the day!  Monica is also Friend […]

October 29th, 2014|Highlights, Travels|

When a church cares: Missions Part 2

Visiting home churches means re-uniting with friends, supporters and people who truly still believes that not only does the church have a mission but that the mission has a church.  It is truly a highlight annually to return to these wonderful people and being re-fired.  It means a lot of sharing and bringing mission boards […]

October 27th, 2014|Highlights, Travels|

A rare specie indeed! Part 1

Someone told me long ago that God has a very special export product.  The veteran pastor saw my curiosity immediately as I frowned, trying to figure out what Scriptures I have missed during my studies.  “God’s own export product?”  “Yes” … he added.  “Missionaries of course”, he said with a big smile.  I looked around […]

October 26th, 2014|Highlights, Travels|

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|

Charlie 9 this is Foxtrot Romeo …. doing a dive!

“Francisco” …. Andy, our Swiss pilot called with his usual smile.  “What about a flight to see the school and library from the air?”  He laughed as he is one of the few people to know about my fear of flight in very small aircraft.  Please understand that my last flight in a small aircraft […]

June 19th, 2014|Aviation, Highlights, My view, Schools, Womens Ministry|

“FORD, e muinto forte.”

“Pastor …. pastor …. mira …spera um pouco!”  (Bush Portuguese for:  My friend …. stop …. wait a little!)  Well … I get that a lot when I drive on Mozambican roads.  Sometimes I stop … sometimes I don’t.  They stop me mostly for ‘small talk’.   And the conversation starts off by complimenting my […]

February 21st, 2014|Highlights, People|

2 380 Days …. and the JOY thereafter!

It took these pastors 2 380 days of hard work, much labor and even more hurdles than the normal student, to succeed in obtaining their diploma in Theology.  You see …. there were no official classroom, no lights, no desk …. very little paper …. hardly a Bible in their mother tongue but they still […]

November 8th, 2013|Highlights, Leadership, Life Stories|