Summer 15 Africa Trip

This Summer's trip is only a few days away. Our team of four is departing on September 10 and returning October 4. We will be in three African countries and have a number of objectives. Here is more information, a simple itinerary, and ways you can be praying for us. Please follow this blog to stay up to date on all our trip happenings. Thank you to all who continue to support us in so many ways.

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(L to R): Mark Carey, Elizabeth Gilmore, Sue Gilmore, Glynn Smith.

Objectives

  • Training new team members and encouraging and reinforcing new teams we started last year
  • Provide grant application and project reporting procedures for 2016 projects
  • Lay some groundwork for the Watanabe 6-month long mission trip in 2016:
    • Assessment of how a discipleship program would work in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe given what is already happening with Vu, Abraham, Jeff Scorziell, etc.
    • Ask all teams in every country the same questions we will pose in Bulawayo about Discipleship program

Itinerary

Depart LAX         Thursday  Sept 10

Zambia Sept 12-18  

  • Project with PLAEP Partner   (Prolife Advancement and Education Partnership)        

Zimbabwe Sept 19-26 

  • Project with Scripture Union and True Love Waits  

Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa - Sept 26-29

  • Church and Team Debrief Ebenezer Church Soshanguve and SCSAP-Sosh Team         
  • SCSAP Partner Visit JNB Schools and Meet with BICC (Brethren In Christ Church)
    • BICC is a potential new Smart Choices partner.
    • SCSAP (Smart Choices South Africa Partners)

Durban and Richards Bay, South Africa - Sept 30 - Oct 3

  • Meet with KZN team leaders 
  • Meet with KZN Board, Pastor Brent and Angus
  • Thursday Oct 1 pm meet with Accountants 
  • All day R&R Hluhlue & Umfolozi Game Reserve
    • KZN board is the board managing the newly established Local Beacon of Hope Non-profit
    • KZN is the province Kwa-Zulu Natal

Arrive LAX, USA     Sunday Oct 4

Prayer Requests

  • General safety and travel mercies
  • That our team in Zambia would be able to get access into the schools. (This is a new program and it can take some time to earn the trust of officials and municipalities)
  • That Vu (Bulawayo) and Cyprian (Victoria Falls) in Zimbabwe would be able to get into the schools
  • For unity and direction for the KZN Board and wisdom for future direction
  • For Pastor Moses Lyagoba, the Area Director in Uganda, who is in pain and undergoing throat surgery.

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