March 11 – Day 3

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Julia’s friend told her, “When you meet anyone in Africa, it’s like you’ve met a long-lost relative.”  If that’s true (and I think it must be), tonight was our family reunion! 

March 9 – Day 1

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We are a diverse group, your emissaries from Country Club Christian to South Africa. There are 14 of us in all, seven who’ve been on the trip before, and another seven of us who have no idea what we are in for.  I was ready for some fresh perspective and a break …

Mon., 3/9 – Brief update

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No “official” blog from the team yet, but Glen posted the following on his Facebook page about 2:45 a.m. our time today: “…in East London, South Africa with 13 folks from Country Club Christian Church.

South Africa Pre-Trip

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On Mar. 7, 14 members of the 2009 South Africa Mission Team will leave for East London, South Africa, to continue Country Club Christian Church’s work with our mission partners there, Dawn and Jon Barnes. 

Day 7

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Ahhhhhh. We are drinking fresh squeezed passion fruit juice at a coffee plantation called Selva Negra and sipping coffee grown just outside the window.  Converted now into a nature preserve,

Day 6

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The last patient of the day reached into my heart and ripped a whole. I didn’t understand a word she said but her face revealed the whole story. The wrinkles on her neck and the scars on her face revealed a 65 year old woman but