Day: October 19, 2011

Out of Africa!

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Sitting here in Johannesburg, South Africa waiting for our return flights home, I am filled with gratitude for all the goodness of the Lord on our visit to southern Africa–specifically to the nation of Zimbabwe.  Cathy and I were joined for the ten day trip by George and Nancy Tissiere as we taught pastors and Christian leaders in three cities–Harare, Mutare and Bulawayo.

Effective training is going on here among so many new leaders and we had the privilege of spending time in formal teaching sessions, vibrant interactive discussions and informal times of great fellowship.  As always, we will come back having learned far more than we were able to communicate to them.  Foremost among the lessons would have to be the joy of living with contentment in Christ even when there is not much by way of material possessions to count on. Worship in each setting was rich and enthusiastic and the people were always gracious and grateful to all of us.

So to all of you who prayed, thanks!