Monthly Archives: June 2015

Mission Accomplished!

With the sunrise this morning, God gave us a new day, refreshed spirits and a new sense of energy and hope. We had all three devotions today at the OVC: the paid staff devotion at 8:30AM, the Nutrition volunteers at … Continue reading

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How Can I Keep From Singing?

Virginia Jones from IPC posted a link to this song (the Eva Cassidy version) on my timeline on Facebook this morning to tell me what we had missed the Choir singing in church on Sunday. I first learned this song … Continue reading

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Going in Deep

Today, our hearts and minds are full of all that we have seen and heard and learned. The morning began with two of our team, Joe and Allie, going to Grand Rounds at the hospital. They had a very interesting … Continue reading

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Sabbath

In Africa, the Sabbath Day is taken very seriously. There is no work on the Sabbath, only worship, rest and fun! So, our group has done all of those things today. The morning began in typical African fashion as we … Continue reading

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This is Africa

Today has been a long and somewhat frustrating day in which we were reminded of one of the phrases we have to say from time to time on these mission trips: “This is Africa!” It is a phrase meant to … Continue reading

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Planes, Trains, Automobiles and Grace

We have arrived safely in Mwandi Zambia after a long journey that included planes, trains and automobiles! Our journey began with grace at the Birmingham Airport, as our Delta ticket agent learned we were going on a mission trip and … Continue reading

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The Journey Begins

In just a couple of days, I and eleven members of the church I serve as Associate Pastor, Independent Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, AL, will begin our journey to Zambia to engage in a short-term mission trip there. I will … Continue reading

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