These are my notes from the talks at Summer Encounter, the annual conference of CMS in South Australia. Steve Maina is the national director of New Zealand CMS. I was excited to see him popularising some of the new thinking about mission that we’ve been getting at college. We were […]
Tamie and I have been seeking appointment by a missions organisation called CMS Australia. For us, this is the equivalent of ordination, as I mentioned in 2009. We’re currently in the thick of the CMS application process!
Why Africa? Compared with where we’re heading, this video is about a different dimension of ministry, in different parts of Africa, from a different sending group. Yet it’s the same church, the same world, the same mission. “Why haven’t the missionaries returned? … In the past there were missionaries who loved […]
I’ve blogged previously about the objections others have raised to us going to Tanzania. I’ve encountered a new one recently. Here it is: You’re too smart to go to Africa.
Over the weekend, someone asked me whether we thought we still needed to process more or whether we’d decided (God-willing!) to go to Tanzania. I said definitely the latter – we’ve been excited by how right it’s felt. Here’s how:
On the plane from Dubai to Dar es Salaam, there was a Tanzanian family sitting a few rows in front of us. It was a Dad, an older woman, possibly his mother, and three young children. The youngest was a little girl, probably about 18 months and she was adorable. […]
In my last post, I mentioned that you can’t separate off St John’s the uni from Dodoma as a town and I want to explore that some more here. There are lots of non-uni people to interact with: the guards at the uni gate; the milk lady; drivers; sellers at […]