May 30, 2018

While we were excited to be headed home to Virginia, our hearts were heavy to be leaving behind these special friends and experiences we had in Ethiopia and Tanzania. Such amazing people, large hearts, great hospitality and so grateful for our visit.

We arrived Monday m...

May 30, 2018

Satuday evening, we had dinner over at Vincent's house (Vincent was a friend we met last year, and acted as translator then and this year on the field). It was a wonderful meal, and we had the chance to meet his new baby. His daughter Lightness is on the left, Levin, t...

May 30, 2018

Bob felt led by the Lord to ask the coaches if there were any remaining that had not accepted Jesus as their savior and wanted to, and there were 5 more that accepted! We were able to tape his talk to them. Each coach who accepted Christ as connected with Pastor Mwande...

May 30, 2018

This week of training was held at the EDI Secondary School, a private Christian school in Uyole on the outskirts of Mbeya. A local pastor who is friends with Pastor Ongere is the director of the school, Pastor Mwandembo. 

Coaches came from as far as 100 kilometers away...

May 30, 2018

We flew in Saturday to Dar es Salaam, and then took a smaller local airline, FastJet to Mbeya. We attended Pastor Ongere's church in Mbeya on Sunday. Matt Ross (known as Matthew here in Mbeya) spoke first. He was followed by an evangelist with a strong prophetic gift f...

May 30, 2018

Today, we held the closing ceremony for the training. Bob had received a wonderful vision from God about how to do this differently than before. He had the coaches line up on the left side of the room. He, Dennis, Amos and Sheleme stood in the center (Jeanne took pictu...

May 30, 2018

The program began each day with prayer. Bob asked the coaches to join us if they felt comfortable, and we held hands in a circle and prayed. This was followed by an "energizer", a physical exercise and game combination that gets everyone awake. Amos, one of our Kenyan...

May 29, 2018

We got up and ate breakfast consisting of a cooked grain like bulgar wheat to which they add sugar, a traditional food called anjera which is an unleavened sour dough flat bread, fresh hard boiled eggs and Ethiopian coffee. If you're a coffee drinker - WOW, this is the...

May 29, 2018

We arrived in Addis Ababa on Ethiopian Airlines, a wonderful airline considered the larest and most respected airline of Africa. We walked out to palm trees, flowering bushes, sunshine and 70 degrees. As we left the airport looking a little lost, people offered to make...

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