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|

Christians are leaving the faith in droves ……. thought provoking research.

An extensive study done by the Pew Research Center has yielded some fascinating information regarding the trajectory of world religions over the next four decades.

As of 2010, Christianity was the dominant world religion with roughly 2.2 billion adherents and Muslims were second with about 1.6 billion adherents. If current demographic trends continue however, Islam is expected […]

May 7th, 2015|Being Church, Bibles, Church Planting, My view, Other, People|

The power of an interpreter!

What makes a person a successful interpreter?  Who is a successful interpreter?  What qualities must they have?  Is it enough to just speak two (or more) languages fluently?  To answer these questions is not very difficult …. that is if you have worked with a few interpreters in your lifetime.  In fact I have worked […]

November 26th, 2014|Life Stories, People, Training|

I’m an early morning – traveling man!

“I’m an early morning traveling man”, I say to the frowning look of a Zimbabwean police official after  – I stopped counting – police blockade. We are usually on the road by 04:00 AM – fresh air, rising sun ….. feeling good until an early roadblock and flashing lights brings the early day to a […]

November 19th, 2014|Bibles, Outreach, People, Travels|

Called to fix broken vehicles so that Broken Hearts may be Fixed!

We have superb people serving with us in Mozambique and in God’s broader mission.  Prosper Fernando is such a guy and joined us as a missionary this year.  He always says:  “I am called to fix broken vehicles so that Broken Hearts may be Fixed in the process!”  I love that.  Here is his testimony:  […]

April 25th, 2014|Life Stories, People, Team|

Making a Difference!

We often get the opportunity to meet extraordinary men and women in the bush.   People going beyond the call of duty.  Men and women who serve and care although they have not been asked to do so.  They are not being payed … they are never covered by a headline story …. they simply […]

April 9th, 2014|Being Church, Bibles, Life Stories, Literacy, People|

Plotting goodness!

I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that all of us on this great continent has been placed here to plot random acts of goodness wherever we put our feet.   Our lifestyle changed because of this – we are like spies constantly on the lookout for areas where we can plot goodness.  Saying […]

February 24th, 2014|Life Stories, People, Women, 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|

Orphan delight!

It’s a few hours before 2013 greets us all with – hopefully not a bang.  A great year full of challenges, surprises (good and bad) … lots of smiles, laughter, joy and happiness.  And a few tears too.  BUT that is all very normal.  But all of that said – I love sharing good news. […]

December 31st, 2013|Children, Orphans, People|

Transformational Engineering in Action

I’ve known Prosper Fernando since he was 4 years old.  He always played around our Primary school deep in the bush.  His dad was our kitchen cook at the school – a gracious man who fled the Mozambican bush war and learnt his culinary trade in Zimbabwe.  He returned after the war and brought back […]

December 28th, 2013|Life Stories, People, Schools|