Saturday, October 24, 2009
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Friday, October 23, 2009
I know that since you have been praying for the Samburus and Massai, you will be interested to know that the rains have finally come. Joshephat tells me it is falling all over Kenya, even in the areas that get very little rain. Even to the point of flooding.
I looked for just the right song to celebrate the rains falling in Africa and thought this one was pretty amazing-like the people who have survived through this horrid time. THANK YOU LORD FOR ANSWERED PRAYER!
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Friday, October 16, 2009
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I've had a few comments from readers, after they've seen Dan's "Morocco monkey" photo, wanting to know, "What does Dan do?"
Dan is the "youthful energy" of Crossroads Africa.
He's CA's vice-presidents and director of the Adventure/Sports Evangelism program. Dan is a "children magnet" wherever he goes and carries the love of Christ to the mission field with great zeal.
Dan's "day job" (in the winter months) is professional ski instructor. He works for the Aspen Ski Company http://www.aspensnowmass.com/onmountain/default.cfm and Challenge Aspen http://www.challengeaspen.com/ .
In the summer CA is busy taking groups fly fishing, mountain climbing and horseback ridding.
He can also do wonders with one soccer ball but the best way to explain what Dan does is to watch the video- Zimbabwe School and One Soccer Ball.
Posted by CROSSROADS AFRICA EXPEDITIONS at 10:34 AM
Thursday, October 8, 2009
TODAY WE REMEMBER THE MISSIONARY. There are many independent missionaries serving in Africa and around the world. Some serve long-term, living away from family and
REMEMBER to pray for missionaries at your local church and those serving with independent organizations-those not affiliated with and subsequently regularly funded by a Christian denomination. Independent missions truly operate by faith, not knowing where their funding will come from but depending on the Lord to provide. Some of the more well known: Wylcliffe Bible Translators, Mission Aviation Fellowship, and Global Outreach-there are over 1000 around the world and thousands of missionaries serving. They ALL need and feel your prayers.
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009
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Monday, October 5, 2009
As in many African tribes, the Samburu consider disability is a curse, caused by wrongdoing, a punishment from God. A disabled child can be feared like an evil spirit, hidden away, isolated, and abused. Among nomadic tribes the child is often left behind, given posion leaves to eat which insure certain death. Thanks God for SHERP and their work with the disabled child.
Lengees' father instructed his mother to kill him before they moved their cattle but instead a family friend brought him to SHERP. Initially he could not move his legs. He has not had formal physical therapy but the staff encourages him get around by pushing himself along the ground. His legs are getting stronger and with proper physical therapy treatment he would probably be able to walk. The first time I visited SHERP and met Lengees and his friend they were fascinated by my hiking stick. As you can see by the photo his friend was born without a hand-a reason to be thrown away.
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Friday, October 2, 2009
There are some challenges. Especially with water and electricity. But I have it relatively good compared to some. The problems are getting better every day. I am finding that I feel right at home here in spite of the conditions which in America would be considered a slum. Sometimes I hear automatic gunfire at night and the next morning read of a shoot-outs with police. I haven't felt threatened at all. I feel secure in my home with my dog, Raf.
I am missing American football a little, although since my team is losing pretty badly it is just as well I am not watching. I don't miss other TV though and I find that the only time I am close to being bored is when the electricity is out and I can't use my computer. I do have the internet in my home now so I can keep in touch with everyone on facebook, etc. I tried to download a movie the other day and the program came up and started to download it. The only problem was it had a little notice about how long it would take and it said it would take 23 years! I guess that gives you some idea of my internet connection speed.
The classes are going great and the people are understanding the grace principles of God. Yesterday I had a message on my phone from an unassuming young man who comes to the Buruburu class and he is quiet so you almost forget he is there.
I especially enjoy the teen class because these teenagers are so eager to hear and learn and they have less of the false teaching that is so prevalent here in Africa. Last week I bought them a soccer ball as that is the only recreation they have in Kayole slum. Pray for the people in my classes and for these teenagers. Pray especially for Joshephat in Kayole and Dennis in Buruburu - the two leaders who help me so much.
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