After months of planning, support raising, and 20 hours in a planes, I am sitting on the edge of the Victoria Falls gorge. As I type I am watching my first sunset in Africa. The sun sets quicker here but the sun is bigger in the sky near the equator.
I want to thank everyone who helped me get to this point, as my mom put it " the next step in the rest of my life".
We are starting our training in the next few days by heading out into a set of villages about 5 hours drive into the bush. We will help them with sustainable agricultural projects, building living structures. All this in attempts to build relationships with them. These villages are part of the SAM project, which is a long term effort to kickstart education programs, crops, and church planting. Part of our job will be to preach and to pray for the sick in the village. I really don't know what to expect, it will be interesting.
I will spend three months in Livingstone, Zambia training with Overland Missions before I head to Burundi. This will be vital to prepare me for the challenges that await. It makes it easier that I am with my brother Dan, who is teaching the course, and my friend JJ and another friend Pete who will be joining us in a few weeks.
I will do my best to keep everyone updated on happenings in Zambia. Please send me updates on your life as well.