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Monday Musings – 12/04/10

Team Renewal Award…

The South and East Africa retreat ended yesterday here in Mombasa and in just a few hours time MJ and I return to Nairobi to begin another week of ministry.

On Saturday night, global workers who are new to the field received a “Team Renewal Award”.  MJ and I are amongst six couples who are new on the continent of Africa.

First, it is an honour to join an incredible team of global workers that are spread all across the Continent of Africa.  Their passion, commitment, vision and faithfulness are an inspiration to those of us who have joined forces with them.  Second, it is sobering to join a team who do not see what they do as sacrifice but as privilege.  Throughout the week we did not hear complaint or concern, regret or remorse, rather we heard stories of courage and care, rejoicing and reward.

It has been said that children are a reflection of their parents.  MJ and I had the privilege of spending Friday morning with the youth of the global worker families.  We were so impressed with the attitude of these young men and women, some of whom will have to leave family to go to boarding school three months at a time.  It was neat to listen to the youth who have had field experience talk so positively in front of those who are new to the field.

Canada, you can be proud of your global workers who are on the front lines here in Africa.  We have been amongst some of the finest this week!!!

We are honoured to receive a “Team Renewal Award”, MJ and I pray that we can live up to a global worker bar that has been set very high by the team that already exists here on the Continent of Africa.  Indeed, it is a privilege to serve!!!!

Until next time from Kenya…

Don

“Taking risks for Kingdom impact!”

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