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Monday Musings (special Thursday edition)

US turkey makes it to Zambia…

A US turkey nicknamed “Diva” made it to our dining room table in Kitwe on New Years Day 2013.

In November of 2012, MJ was determined that she would bring a frozen turkey to Zambia to celebrate the new year. So, a sixteen pound turkey purchased in St. Albans Vermont at forty-nine cents per pound, started its journey from the US to Canada, on to London England, and ultimately landed in Lusaka Zambia. You can follow _the full story on my FB page.

Doubters (including myself) questioned whether the turkey would even make it through customs in Montreal. Well, the proof is in the eating! Fellow global workers, Pierre and Marielle Paradis, from the Congo, and Liz Marshall, a mid-termer working in Kitwe, joined us for a most delicious turkey meal at our home on New Years Day. Somehow, that turkey tasted even better in Africa!!!! Thanks MJ for looking beyond the doubters and making this possible. This is one of the many _reasons that I love you!!!!

What a way to begin 2013. It is hard to put into words the blessings of a beautifully presented turkey meal with missionary friends on African soil.

New Years Day 2013, marks the beginning of six months of ministry here in Africa. Tomorrow, we leave for our global worker retreat in Johannesburg SA. The coming months will include trips to Malawi and Kenya (other countries are being considered as we speak), as well as conferences across Zambia. We will also host a team from Ontario in February, as well as guests in April and May.

MJ and I want to take this opportunity to wish all our family, friends and supporters a God filled year of favor in 2013. You are the reason that we get to work for Kingdom impact on the Continent of Africa. For this we are most grateful.

At the end of 2012, I was reading a book by James MacDonald called “Vertical Church”. It is my personal desire in 2013 to spend much more time developing my vertical relationship with God, and less time worrying about the horizontal things in life that can distract us from knowing God better. I invite you to join me on the journey!

Until next Monday…

Don

Two continents…Two perspectives
www.reinventingthechurch.com

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