Steady Goes the Heart

Steady Goes the Heart

We’ve made it to Frankfurt. Almost home.  Over the last two days, we’ve tasted and see the Lord’s goodness in the dry, arid landscape of Kruger National Park. We’ve laughed A LOT. We watched the Lion King with the boys, Xolani and Mpumelelo, who had never seen it (to be […]

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Standing in the Sun

Standing in the Sun

When we stand together with the Lord, we stand with the sun.  Today was our final day of ministry in Eswatini, and we worshipped at Hawane Baptist Church with so many sweet, precious, special friends. It felt like old times with Kuseni translating Jimmy’s sermon on Jonah. We laughed a […]

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Stealing Time

Stealing Time

It always feels like you’re stealing time when you’re in Eswatini. It’s borrowed, at the very least.  I should start today with telling you that Avis. Pulled. Through. The tire is fixed, we’re back in the van, praise God!  Today was the second day of the Youth Leaders retreat, where […]

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What We Need

What We Need

Jesus always sends what we need when we need it.  What. A. Day.  The morning started off with preparations for the Youth Leader’s Retreat, gathering up dishes from Hawane, ferrying people to Manzini, grocery shopping, and finally a late lunch. The Youth Leader’s Retreat is an annual event that the […]

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Through the Flames

Through the Flames

When I first came to Eswatini many years ago, I thought this is what Jesus must have meant by the “end off the earth” in Matthew 28. Now I know that place well – it’s Maloma, a beautiful church with belivers who deeply love the Lord. It’s the backwoods of […]

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A Child-Like Faith

A Child-Like Faith

How do we walk in the wonder of a child-like faith?  Today was a full day of ministry at Mhkaya Church, with morning bible study and an afternoon full of children, laughing, playing and praising. Today very much began on Swazi time – we pulled up to the church on […]

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An Everyday Holy

An Everyday Holy

How do we find the sacred in the everyday?  A early cup of coffee. A grocery store trip, picking out cookies. A long tar road. So many questions for our Swazi friends. An expectant group of friends at Lesibovu, waiting hungrily to hear the word of God. Stickers. Bucket hats. Crumbs in the back of a van. A […]

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Partners in Christ

Partners in Christ

What does it mean to be in a partnership?  Today we traveled from the Lubombo region to Mbabane, the capital city of Eswatini, with quite a few stops along the way – petrol, the mile long market, the Mantenga craft center for lunch, and the Swazi Cultural Center for a […]

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For the Generations

For the Generations

A classic Swazi Sunday – Sunday School, church with all of the praising and dancing and rejoicing, lunch, rest, and an evening meal with friends. Nothing beats it, honestly.  This morning Jimmy brought the word on Genesis 26, where Isaac re-digs the wells of his inheritance. In the story, Abraham […]

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Called

Called

Watching the calling come alive never.gets.old.  We had a full day of Swazi experiences – bible study and children’s ministry (50 kids!), pick ups, drop offs, bread crumbs scattered across the trunk of the van, driving all over kingdom come, too many people and not enough room in the seats, […]

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