Monday, 26 August 2013


So I leave tomorrow, but , do you pack for a year? And how do you prepare yourself for being a missionary in Africa? I take a lot of heart from this Bible verse:

"When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realised that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus." (Acts 4v13)

In short, you know me, right? "Unschooled... ordinary..." seems to fit quite well! Peter and John were average guys too: the key thing for them was that they had been with Jesus. May I stay close to Jesus this year and make the most of the days.  

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Passing on the baton

It would appear that the British Athletics Team are not that great at passing on batons in relays, if the Men's 4x100m is anything to go by. Thankfully, some people know how to pass the baton and one of those people is Hannah Jackson.

Having spent one year in Korr as a missionary, Hannah has just returned, so we met the other day to discuss how the experience worked out for her and I peppered her with all manner of questions for hours. I was so grateful to have the chance to hear all her stories and to be even more aware of the opportunities that lie ahead. Excited! (I'll be in Nairobi in a week).