Wednesday Night in Maputo

July 9th 2008 No comments yet  

Most tourists in Africa have heard of the “big five,” the five big game animals that are most sought after on safaris. Most missionaries in Africa deal daily with a far more significant “big five,” namely, the five seemingly intractable problems that torture the people of this massive and beautiful continent. The real “big five” in Africa are poverty, disease, ignorance, violence and corruption. Although finding the “big five” on a safari may be a challenge, the real “big five” touch you everyday. These realities overwhelm you with sorrow and hopelessness. Does anyone have a solution? …

Tuesday Night in Maputo

July 9th 2008 3 comments so far  

A friend once described jetlag as feeling like your mind is on one continent, your body on another and your stomach somewhere in between. I think she’s nailed it. Right now my body’s exhausted, my mind’s racing and my stomach is confused.
We had a very good day of meetings. CDL continues to grow in spite of significant challenges on every front. God is at work in this broken land. Our team spent the day with CDL’s leaders investigating a Kinko’s-type business idea as one possible revenue source for the seminary. We also spent the afternoon brainstorming …

Mission’s Trip To Maputo

July 9th 2008 No comments yet  

London, Heathrow Airport

We’ve completed the first leg of our two-day journey from Dallas to Maputo, Mozambique, and are resting in the British Airways (BA) lounge at Heathrow. Tonight we’ll fly overnight to Johannesburg, South Africa and then on to Maputo. We arrive there Monday afternoon (Maputo is seven hours ahead of Dallas). We’ve got seven hours to kill at Heathrow. Thankfully I’ve flown enough miles to have privileges at the BA lounge.

On this trip I’m traveling with George Simon, Gene Short and Joe Harms. SCC has established a working relationship in Mozambique with Isaias Uaene, a former student of …

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