Accra to Zebra

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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 even before, . . . read more

Madanapalle

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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 when Vanessa found out she needed to pack. We left 15 minutes . . . read more

The Celebration Continues

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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 wedding . . . read more

A Couple Odd Enders

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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 custom was I may well have been . . . read more

Kasumbaleasa

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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 three . . . read more

Around Congo

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An Ill Begotten Adventure

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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 waste the day. I started classes around 8am and continued till . . . read more

Vanessa was quite excited

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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 much time. However, the airport had a decent coffee shop and free wifi. . . . read more

To Be Contniued . . .

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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 was writing in my head to share with everyone back home, but . . . read more

A Day Late

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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 our flight from Addis Ababa to . . . read more