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  • Geoff-Sunday: Zimbabwe Blog

    Well it has been quite an adventure getting here. It is good, and we are here experiencing such great things. And so I smile and sometimes chuckle at the events of the past few days.

    Erica met up with me in Tennessee and we drove to Atlanta through the pouring rain, but we arrived on time, our bags were loaded and we got on our flight with plenty of time. We even met a small group of missionaries from Ohio who were also heading to Zimbabwe.

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    But the flight was hours delayed, which got us to Johannesburg late, and thus we missed our connecting flight to Hararae. As w...

  • Erica–Zimbabwe 8-8-16: Today was great! We taught guitar, violin and piano for about 3 1/2 hours during the day, and many of the students made astounding progress. For the violin, we started by talking about how to hold the instrument, then started in “twinkle, twinkle, little star”, a great song for beginning violin.

  • I made it back safely last night and didn't have any particular trouble with the flights home.  Redeemer Presbyterian and the visit with my friends in Manhattan was a blessing.  Attached is a pic that someone snapped for me what the room was like while leading worship.  These don't capture how active and engaged everyone was with the singing time (perhaps these were shot between verses!).

  • I'm about the depart from a downtown Salzburg flat for the airport.  On Thursday we had a sweet time of worship in the morning, then I took a train to Kragenfurt to get a car, which I needed to get to Kaprun yesterday for my "adventure" day.  I got back in time for my work "day," which was thankfully flexible and not very full of meetings.

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    At one of the times of worship we sang the old praise song "I Love You, Lord," and after singing it in English someone spontaneously started singing it in French and a surprising number joined in.  It was a very nice moment for me to be led by them since e...

  • It is Wednesday evening and I have just finished my “work day” (I’m still working during American working hours, so until midnight or 1 am here).  It has been a joy to get to know some of these missionaries better and be encouraged by their faith, love, and zeal for the Lord.  Some of you asked for more info about who they are.  Gathered here are about 40 country or region directors within SIM, an organization that has 2,000 or so full-time missionaries.  Everyone here has almost 20+ years of experience and while I’m not the youngest one here, the youngest is 38.  So there is maturity, wisdom,...

  • It is Monday morning in Millstat, Austria. Yesterday (really the last two days) were a blur of International travel. On Friday evening I made it to NYC and stayed in Manhattan, then Saturday morning left early for the airport and headed for Salzburg, Austria through Istanbul because I took Turkish Airlines.  I got quite ill on the plane and the most likely cause was dehydration, though I did drink water beforehand and have never experienced that before.  I lost consciousness in my seat for a while after blacking out, and then it took a while to regain my strength.  One thing that the Lord did ...