I’m in central Mozambique …. it’s hot outside … as usual this time of the year. The Church of God has invited us to be part of their annual conference …. and it was pure African greatness. What still amazes me after so many years on the field is the total authenticity, gladness and openness […]
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 […]
The pastor came running over as I pulled into a town church. “Francisco you must sit down …. I have news!” I still tried to stretch my hand out to him to greet the African way. Hand-thumb-hand greeting …. the African way. There is a lot in a handshake when you are in rural Africa. […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]