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|

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|

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|

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|

Joining a FLASH MOB! Part 4

Our Co-workers not only do amazing things with us through their support, care and prayers, but they INSPIRE those around them to act as well.  I was amazed during my last trip to attend some mission conferences in Cape Town to see this in action.
 
I was enjoying a very hospitable evening with friends when I […]

November 3rd, 2014|Travels, Volunteers|

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|

Cape Town – Part 3: It’s about friends

Missionaries from all over the globe together for a day of fun!Meeting friends that we have not seen in ages in Cape Town. My soft spot …. chocolate.  Had to introduce Joao from Mozambique to this unique un-compromised taste of the best chocolate in the world!Showing Joao around the Cape Town Waterfront – Pirot ship and all!Joao […]

October 28th, 2013|People, Travels|

Cape Town – Part 2

Joao Benjamim Meque was born in Mutarara, Northern Mozambique on the banks of the Zambezi river.  He has a degree in economics …. and joined the mission with us as an Transformational Agent – help Mozambicans to reach their full potential.  Bellville AFM church is a missional community who decided it was a good idea […]

October 21st, 2013|Travels|