Kenya2015 Trip Report

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Qatar in the distance…

Departure and Arrival

Israel arrived to Arlington after an overnight trip from Juarez.  It was great to see him, and the sense of anticipation went up a few notches when I grabbed him from his drop off point, just off I-20 a few miles from the house.  He was in pretty good shape even tho he had been on the road overnight, including the customary delays that come with catching a ride.

Vince came by to get us, arriving early, so we got to the airport in plenty of time to minimize drama.   His help was much appreciated, and it was good for he and Isra to see each other again. Continue reading “Kenya2015 Trip Report”

Prayer Request – Kenya2015 – Plus Small Update

Brother & Sisterhood, greetings!

Israel Juarez and I in Chihuahua, Mexico
Me and Israel Juarez in Chihuahua, Mexico

We are headed for Kenya on September 2nd, that is, Israel Juarez and I.  We will be on the ground in Nairobi, the capital, and Kihancha, which is a rural town very near Lake Victoria and the border with Tanzania.  We are going to visit my friend Mishael Sirima, a church leader with a number of congregations, and also to connect with the Hydrating Humanity leadership team, who will see briefly as we pass back thru Nairobi on the way out.  I am greatly looking forward to it, and would appreciate your prayer support.  We are covering a lot of miles, passing thru the Middle East to get to Africa, and have many connections to make. Continue reading “Prayer Request – Kenya2015 – Plus Small Update”

Juarez Field Notes

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West Bound on Interstate 20

We were briefly in Juarez, out to the remote mountains of Chihuahua, and back to Juarez, with breakneck speed.  Or so it seemed…  Vince Corcoran and I joined up with the guys at CasaTriunfo for their annual men’s conference, held at El Rancho, four plus hours due west of town.  As a man, it was great to be among men, and can be high level motivation for starting a men’s ministry! Continue reading “Juarez Field Notes”

2015, or what’s left of it… (Update)

Jambo / Saludos / Hello to the Brother/SisterHOOD!

Can we see now that we are 1/4 way in, what 2015 will look like?  Maybe now all we can tell is what it won’t be? For me, it feels like I’ve been shot out of a cannon. The pace has heightened, tho, my ability to bear the pace is not at it’s height of durability… but we soldier on.  Speaking of pace, I have been too busy to be very reflective of late, which has kept the pen silent, if you get my meaning.  In light of that, I wanted to pass a greeting and offer a general update. Continue reading “2015, or what’s left of it… (Update)”