Kim and I were honored to be able to spend eighteen days in Africa during October 2009. It was a great and awesome time; however, we did miss our four daughters. Yet, making the eternal investments in the people of Africa was well worth it. The privilege of ministering God’s love and bringing His good news to people, some who have never heard the gospel, can never be replaced.
We went to Mutare, Zimbabwe, into the Dungumvura Township, to be a part of Steve Olivier’s “Life World Outreach” crusade. Each day, I ministered to Steve’s Zimbabwe staff in devotions. During a three-day pastors leadership conference, we taught pastors simple leadership truths and about who they are in Christ. I had the wonderful privilege of preaching two nights at the six-day crusade. There was an estimated four to five thousand people in attendance. Thousands of people gave their heart to Jesus! Hundreds of people were healed by the power of God. It was amazing to see these precious people hungering for the things of God.
In Lusaka, Zambia, at Miracle Life Family Church, with Pastor Walker and Haley Schurz, we were able to teach church leadership to the pastoral staff. We also taught a youth leadership session and preached to the church’s youth group.
On the third part of our trip, we got to enjoy the beautiful country of South Africa. We went to Pilanesberg National Game Resort Park in South Africa, where we took a safari. We enjoyed two days of driving through the reserve to look at God’s wonderful creations and the beautiful scenery of Africa. We even saw two lions eating a hippopotamus!
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