Accra to Zebra

Tuesday, August 13th 2013

I can’t believe I haven’t posted since before I left for Accra, Ghana. Vanessa and I have been in central Africa almost a full month now. Everyday I’ve been meaning to post articles but there has always been something more important. Obviously there have been many wonderful and exciting events over the last month, and

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Madanapalle

Tuesday, May 14th 2013

Sunday we morning we left for our first trip to the new district of Madanapalle. We were supposed to be stopping to visit a church in Chittoor on the way but I apparently forgot to tell Vanessa that we were going to be gone overnight. So twenty minutes before we were supposed to leave is

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The Celebration Continues

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

The evening of March 7th, two Caucasian couples sitting in a seedy restaurant in Andhra Pradesh India. “Are you going to wear a turban?” ” I don’t know Dave, it’s not like I’ve ever had a wedding reception before.” Ironically and how many people can say this, at this point I had already had two

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A Couple Odd Enders

Monday, March 11th 2013

Last night was apparently the Hindu festival of Maha Shivratri, a Hindu festival celebrating Shiva one of the major deities. Apparently the thing to do on Maha Shivratri is to stay up all night watching movies, or playing games or something. Not that I would celebrate a Hindu festival, but had I known what the

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Kasumbaleasa

Thursday, February 7th 2013

Kasumbaleasa is a border town on the main highway between Lusaka, Zambia and Lubumbashi, DRC. Whiski is a little village just outside Kasumbaleasa’s borders. Whiski is one of the places where Yumba is working with the government to help develop the land. In Whiski he is building a school. Currently they have one building with

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Around Congo

Monday, February 4th 2013

In the ELCC we meet on Sunday at Pastor Muzakuza’s church. After the sermon they installed a newly elected Deacon. After the normal questions about faithful service to God and his Church, they asked specifically if he had only one wife. He answered in the positive and they asked his wife to stand up. They

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An Ill Begotten Adventure

Saturday, February 2nd 2013

Our first day in Congo we thought we would save the mission board some money by buying groceries at a store rather than eating out every meal. Little did we know . . . dunh dunh dunnnnnnnh Day one and two we spent with Yumba and the pastors of the CLCC. Yumba doesn’t like to

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Vanessa was quite excited

Although I knew we were flying through Doha I did not really pay attention to the amount of time we would be here on our layover until our plane landed at 6:55am. At that point I checked to see how long we had to find our departure terminal, 8:35pm, plenty of time, a little too

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To Be Contniued . . .

Monday, January 28th 2013

We have finished our African travels for now, though we will be back later this year. Pastor Yumba just dropped us off at the airport where we await our departure for South Africa. From South Africa we will fly to Doha and from Doha to Chennai. Every day of the trip there were posts I

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A Day Late

Sunday, January 20th 2013

At Washington Dulles Airport waiting for our delayed flight: Our plane from Washington DC to Addis Ababa, Eithiopia was delayed four to five hours. Having heard plenty of similar stories from other travels, this was however the first time I have had to deal with a delayed flight. Of course it meant that we missed

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