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  • In my brief time here, I’ve observed that this part of Africa is a bit of a puzzle. I’ve seen beautiful tea plantations just a few minutes from a slum. Unattractive walls built from concrete blocks and razor wire attempt to conceal the beauty of colorful and lush plants. It’s a picture of what’s going on here. I’ve met people who are busy working to loosen the grip of darkness on this part of the world–and we know they don’t work in vain.  It’s been a blessing to get a bigger picture of God’s kingdom. Allan

  • In my brief time here, I’ve observed that this part of Africa is a bit of a puzzle. I’ve seen beautiful tea plantaions just a few minutes from a slum. Unattractive walls built from concrete blocks and razor wire attempt to conceal the beauty of colorful and lush plants.

  • It's Wednesday night and we are at Brackenhurst. We left Hibiscus this morning after breakfast and got here in time for lunch. It feels very much like when I was a girl and every summer I would go to Camp Wintaka that feeling of excitement when you see the first sign of camp, and then the bus turns down the lane that leads to camp, and then you drive through the gates! Yea!

    In case you don't know, this is my fourth year at SIM-SLC. I have seen many old friends and have met a few new ones, too. It is so good to reconnect, especially with the women that I have gotten to know over the years. Sand...

  • We arrived in Limuru, Kenya a few hours ago. Â After this morning’s short safari ride through the national park, we jumped on the bus to the retreat centre.

    On the bus ride I sat and spoke with an interesting man. He and his wife were based in Sudan (Northern country).  They had to leave Sudan to renew their visas, but before they could return unrest broke out, and security forces began inquiring about them.  To protect their hosts they could not return to their home there and had to leave all behind.  They were reassigned to South Sudan, but then the recent troubles caused them to be pull...

  • We left Nashville on 1/18/14 to set out for the Spiritual Life Conference in Kenya. We had over 16 hours of flight time spread across two days. We arrived in Kenya Sunday evening shortly after after 8pm Kenya time. Stepping off of a plane outdoors rather than walking down a ramp to directly to the terminal was my first surprise. We then rode the bus to the terminal where we waited in long lines for our Visas. We picked up our luggage and changed our money. Boy, you feel rich when you change US dollars to Kenyan Shillings! My next surprise was when we left the airport and there was a soldier co...

  • Ken – On the plane ride from Atlanta to Paris I met a young man named Zia. He is traveling to Bombay to attend the funeral of his best friend Krishna, who died in a motorcycle accident.  Although he is Hindu and I am a Christ follower, we managed to speak about life and death in a non-confrontational way.  I realized how vital the work of missionaries is in reaching the lost. The love they show reaches people like Zia. He mentioned the “gospel” music he had heard from friends, and I thank God for the gift of music. This common language opens many doors to speak of His great love.

    Allan–It was ...