Saturday, September 01, 2007

The Last Days of South Africa

I'm writing this from a plane that is about to take off for the UK, via Dubai. Lydia is sitting next to me, and I just had a wonderful five weeks here in Southern Africa - with Lydia with me for the last three weeks.

I'm not sure how long I'll have till they tell us to turn off our phones, so let me just say now that my year as George's gopher is quickly coming to an end. I have almost finished a prayer letter that, besides reflecting on the year, answers the "what next?" question. I'll be sending this prayer letter out this week, so thanks for staying tuned.

Last weekend Lydia and I spent two days in a local township. During the time of Apartheid (separation of white and non-white people), townships were set up for the black people. Of course, Apartheid was a period of deep discrimination (and only ended in 1994). So, visiting this township (Soshanguve) was a real experience for Lydia and myself. It was an opportunity to see South Africa from a totally different angle. We had great fellowship with the people we spent our time with - not least a dynamic Pentecostal pastor and his wife.

Whoops, they're telling me to turn off my phone, so I will have to do that. God bless and more soon!
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ar TORONTO, CANADA | 2022+

APRIL


MAY


JUNE


JULY
(Fewer details than usual; extended family reunion)
21 Thu MVT board mtg

AUGUST
(Fewer details than usual)
MoveIn conference and staff retreat in El Salvador; family vacation in Mexico and Muskoka

SEPTEMBER
(Fewer details than usual)
15 Thu MVT board mtg
28 Wed Faith-Driven Entrepreneur event - Tyndale
29 Thu (1) Faith-Driven Investor event - Tyndale, (2) fly to Germany
30 - Oct 2 Fri-Sun MoveIn Europe conference/gathering - outside Frankfurt

OCTOBER
... 2 See above
14-15 Fri-Sat MoveIn Vision Team retreat (shortened) - Puslinch
19 Wed (1) morning mtgs, (2) 12:30pm MVT l'ship mtg, (2) 3pm mtg (SM+)
21-25 Fri-Tue George Verwer in Greater Toronto Area
25 Tue personal lunch with George Verwer; George goes to the airport
22-28 Sat-Sun Dollar-a-Day week

NOVEMBER
3 Thu MVT l'ship retreat - L'Arche or Silver Lake
18 CCWM board mtg
29 Tue 3pm mtg (SM+)

DECEMBER
8 Thu MVT board mtg

2023+
May 5 Fri CCWM board mtg (Fri)