Monday Musings 07/01/13
The A Team…
MJ and I were privileged to join fifty other global workers this week from West and South Africa at a conference center outside of Pretoria South Africa.
Those of us from the PAOC who are privileged to live and work on the Continent of Africa, have become known as “The A Team”. As I looked around the room at my co-workers, I was once again reminded that the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada has some of the finest missionaries of any orgnaization in the world. One works in such a remote area that she has to drive nineteen hours to get supplies. Others live in sub-sahara climates where the sky is letterally orange with dust at certain times of the years. Some work with orphans and street kids, others are educators. One missionary works in a country where a spiritual revival is happening, while others live in a predominantly Islamic country where the spiritual soil is very hard. The common denominator for all present was a passion for what they do and love for the people that God has called them to reach and minister to.
As on any team, there are those that you have to say so long to. Saturday night was an emotional night for all of us as we said farewell to the Haliwell family from Malawi and Marg Foremnan from Kenya. Collectively, they represent many years of service on “the A Team”. There were tears shed as people said farwell to long standing team members. All of them will be missed. All of them contributed incredibly to cause of missions on the Continent of Africa.
According to CBC news on the internet, there is a tenative deal to the NHL lockout. I suspect many have lost interest in the game and few have sympathy for the players and owners. As much as I enjoy putting my feet up and wathcing a NHL hockey game here in Zambia at 4 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons, spending time with “the A team” this week has brought a far greater sense of fulfillment. To be honest, who needs the NHL when you have the privilege of belonging to “the A team”?
Until next Monday…
Two Continents…Two Perspectives