Africa

Trip Diary 2: Man’s Plan, God Directs

My (original) itinerary was Thursday Portland to Seattle then Friday, Seattle to Amsterdam then on to Nairobi Kenya. The flight from Amsterdam to Kenya was to be a KLM flight. Then a (not so) funny thing happened on my way to Seattle, KLM announced that long-haul flights were being suspended. Now what? I contacted the travel agent and he offered to cancel the trip. I decided to head to Seattle and figure it out from there (here). It all worked out. Instead of arriving in Nairobi on Saturday night it will be Sunday morning.

Trip Diary 1: It’s Time to Get Back to Africa

It has been almost a year since I’ve posted a report in the ITEM blog. I will be on my way to Kenya in a few days so the reports (we are now calling them “Trip Diary”) will resume. Things have changed. Yahoo cancelled their Groups and Group-emails all together and deleted all information and mailing lists, so we are trying to reconstruct this list from the ground up.

Because of Covid and the added rules for crossing borders in Africa, I will be in Kenya only. Between January 22 and February 6, when I am back home, I will be involved in three strategic meetings, a seminar, and meetings with our teams in Kenya and Uganda.

ENCOURAGING REPORTS PLUS YOUTH-TRAINER ADDED TO UGANDA TEAM

Prenote:  I am currently in the Nairobi, Kenya lounge waiting to board my flight to Amsterdam. We leave at midnight. This is pretty long. But I wanted to provide highlights of all that was shared yesterday, Tuesday. Feel free to hit the “Pause” button in the middle of your reading and come back later. ???? …

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BURUNDI AND RWANDA ITEM TEAMS ARE F.A.T.

Dear ITEM Friend and Prayer Partner, If you have been around a discipleship ministry, you have probably been introduced to this acronym: FAT…. F(aithful) A(vailable) T(eachable) These are the qualities you look for in someone you will disciple. These qualities are not any more true of any group any more than it is true of …

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