A thousand hills

We have been working in Rwanda for many years …. but my personal history in Rwanda goes back nearly 2 decades. I was changed forever! And although the church is still weeping and restoring itself from the past genocide … there is still much more to do ….. ! Follow the story […]

Jailed in Angola

Angola is a beautiful country with amazing people. Vibrant, growing …..but the latest policies by government to restrict churches changed everything. We found some of our pastors jailed by planting new churches. What is behind all of this? We have planted nearly 1 000 churches by the time I left Angola […]

Loving the Indigenous

Sharing a few highlights just as the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world. To truly do successful missions you have to …. have to …. have to ….. LOVE THE INDIGENOUS. For the next few months I will share some of these amazing moments which we undertook through Harvesters!

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|

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|

Leave the 99 …

Matthew 18:12 – “What do you think?  If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray and gets lost, will he not leave the 99 on the mountain and go in search of the one that is lost?”

I have always loved this Scripture and always felt like this little lost […]

August 5th, 2017|Being Church, Bibles, Children, Church Planting, Life Stories|

All in a days work – and a miracle! – Part 2

Kisumu, Kenya:  I’m getting use to Kisumu and its weather.  Hot and humid as most of the places I go to these days.  I’ve heard that our 20 pastors in training will be waiting for us at 06:00 am!  I woke before any chicken could announce the new day.  After a quick breakfast Herbie and I […]

April 12th, 2016|Being Church, Church Planting, Education, Life Stories, Uncategorized|

From a jail cell to a church-planter

I am struggling to finish my warm coke as the Kenya Airways captain announces that our short flight has come to an end.   The short flight from Nairobi  was a bumpy one as I find myself in Kisumu on the Rift Valley in Kenya in the Nyanza Province.  Kisumu is a Luo word that […]

April 3rd, 2016|Being Church, Church Planting, Life Stories|

For a woman to plant churches ……. not familiar territory!

Here is the story of Fatima – a women pastor in the rural part of Rwanda.

Fatima, Rwanda – Pastor and church planter

I am living in rural Rwanda.  My husband was a pastor in our Independent Church in the village.  He died a while ago and left me with 4 children.  Due to our membership and […]

December 3rd, 2015|Church Planting, Life Stories, Women|