Home to/from the Philippines… and a note about Kony!

Dear Friends in Christ, After 30,000 miles and 18 flights, it was good to get home last Thursday. Beulah and I enjoyed a tremendous 2 weeks in the Philippines, visiting our 2 “homes” (Kabankalan and Dumaguete), spending in-depth time with many friends & loved ones, and sorting through all the personal effects we left there …

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South Africa… and Home for a While

Dear Friends in Christ, I recently returned from South Africa (an amazing country – what a contrast between wealth and poverty!) While there, I participated in a global gathering of ministry leaders helping churches respond to poverty in their communities. Three of Emmanuel International’s Africa representatives joined me. What an challenging week of inspiration (and …

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The “Tanzania Ten”

This past week, I was privileged to spend 3 busy days in Iringa, Tanzania with our EI Team – the tremendous “Tanzania Ten” – 3 British couples (with 4 kids) who make up Emmanuel International’s Tanzania Team. Iringa, a bustling city in the great African nation of Tanzania, is a day-long bus ride from the …

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Uganda: 20 Years Later

During the 1980′s, I spent much time in Uganda, establishing Emmanuel’s pioneer programs.  Uganda, the”Pearl of Africa”, was just emerging from the Idi Amin years – a war-torn, desolate, traumatized nation. For me, this has been quite a week, returning here 20 years later.  The economic progress is astounding – I hardly recognize Kampala, the …

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