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Monday Musings – 23/12/13

The year that was (2013 highlights):

  • Over one thousand pastors equipped, encouraged and empowered at RTC conferences in Zambia and across Africa

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  • Development of a successful template for conferences that will now be used across the ContinentiPad Spring Summer pictures 2013 097
  • Five Zambian women who today have their own business thanks to Chitenge Creations, a micro-enterprise ministry established by Marie-José

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  • RTC’s partnership with three churches from three countries on three continents, working together to plant a Chinese church in Zambia

RTC Presentation 2013 Keynote.017The emotional but successful closure of our Zambian home and selling of our furnitureSpring Summer Iphone Pictures 2013 145

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  • The securing of a three year visa for South Africa
  • Successful launch of our new website www.reinventingthechurch.com (check it out)
  • The new churches and individuals who partnered with us financially this year

 The year that’s coming (2014 opportunities):

  • Our move to South Africa (MJ and I will ring in 2014 in Pretoria, SA)
  • The foundational development of our new Center for Leadership Integrity (CLI) at the existing PAOC MET facility in Pretoria
  • The launch of the first Chinese church plant in Chambishi, Zambia (March 2014) – check out the story on our website www.reinventingthechurch.com called “There Are No Words“
  • Extensive travel plans including Uganda, Senegal, and China
  • RTC’s missional church conference called “Crossing Boundaries” in conjunction with the dedication of the new chapel at TTC in Kitwe, Zambia (March 2014)
  • Two camps and numerous churches that Don has been invited to preach at next summer and fall in Canada

Note:  There are still a few dates available next year.  You will find the 2014 schedule on our website www.reinventingthechurch.com. If you are interested in booking a leadership training weekend, missions emphasis or spiritual formation days, email Don at dcmann50@gmail.com

 Things you can pray for:

  • Our transition to South Africa including finding a new home in Pretoria
  • Importation of our vehicle from  Zambia to South Africa (we need a miracle)
  • The development of the Center for Leadership Integrity (CLI)
  • The launch of the new Chinese church plant


south-africa-ornamentChristmas 2013

Marie-José and I look forward to spending Christmas with Stephanie, Jonathan and Julia.  The turkey is in the fridge begging to be put in the oven (well maybe the turkey is not begging, but we can`t wait to eat him) on Christmas Day.

From our home to yours, in whatever part of this vast world you live in, we wish you a Jesus filled Christmas, God favored New Year, and Holy Spirit empowered days of Kingdom expansion.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Don & MJ!!!!



  • Heather & Ted

    December 24, 2013

    Beautiful to read what God’s doing through you both. Gorgeous picture of you…and we wish you a Christmas…full of the Joy, Peace and Excitement like what the Shepherds must have felt when they first heard the Angels…..saw and followed the Star….and ultimately, met the Baby…JESUS. How do you top a night of ‘suddenlies’ like that? God bless you both. Miss you…love you…pray for you….. Heather & Ted < God's best in 2014. Hug your kids for us! <

  • Tom Goss

    December 26, 2013

    Wonderful blogs Don – full of God’s wisdom, love, and encouragements. I love what RTC (both you and MJ) is doing, and planning to do, for the Kingdom – you are making a difference for Jesus’ sake! Also, excited to see your schedule for next week in July (at OVPC) – will love seeing you in person again! All the very best in Christ in 2014 – and may the Lord continue His work through your efforts/prayers in the most fruitful ways … Tom & Linda

    • rtcblog

      January 7, 2014

      Thanks Tom. Looking forward to seeing you and Linda at Ottawa Valley.

  • Joan Hadley

    January 6, 2014

    Sold out is the word for you two. You both look great and as Canadians that is important. When I go back they check us out to see if we still look we always did. But saying that some of them need glasses!! :)) God is faithful !!
    Your doing good!!
    Love from Michigan Don and Joan.

    • rtcblog

      January 7, 2014

      We are just trying to keep up with you too! :). Happy new year!


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