We Are Heading Home to South Africa
After a two week delay related to our visa application, MJ and I leave today (Sunday) for our home in Pretoria, South Africa.
Being in Canada always affords us the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. To those we got to spend time with, we are grateful. For those we missed, there is always next year.
We have been blessed to be in twelve different churches during our time in Canada. I spoke twenty-two times, including a men’s retreat and two leadership weekends, and in each of the churches MJ and I were privileged to present our ministry. Thanks again to the churches who raised special offerings for our BCA projects. Sufficient funds were raised for our security gates, water system and generator on the property.
Now we head back to Africa to launch our first four CLI (Commissioning a Lifestyle of Integrity) Summits in November. Bill Pikpe and I along with some Canadian pastors will travel to Liberia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Kenya where we will pour into seventy men and women in each country with the message of integrity. The launch of these first four summits will lead to a movement of integrity in each country and we believe that within a seven year period, no less than 700,000 men and women will stand up against corruption and say yes to integrity. This process of small group mentorship will be repeated in four new countries every year.
The 160 page CLI manual is finished, and the manuscript is in the final stages of editing in preparation for printing. How exciting is has been for Bill Pipke and I to hold a pre-print copy of the manual in our hands and realise that a dream has become a reality.
Upon our return to South Africa, MJ will begin preliminary plans for the first Chitenge Creations sewing school in an township outside of Pretoria. After graduating from the school, women will be involved in the opening of a school uniform factory.
We covet your prayers and ongoing financial support as we leave Canadian soil. It is such an honour for us to represent you in Africa.
Until next time…