Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Our work in Africa

Now the World Cup is over, our work is finished, right?

In reality, our work has only really just begun. For Becky, the Justice ACTs team are continuing their anti-trafficking work (more on this later) and Peter is busy in the process of communicating the work of YWAM in Africa.

Communicating remote ministries
Peter is currently heading up on a three-day drive towards Angola on a three week trip with AfriCom. As the communications team for Africa, AfriCom staff need to keep in regular communication with the ministries of YWAM – and sometimes that means physically going there to see what is happening and update the international office on the activities.

This particular trip will be an opportunity for AfriCom to put together some video footage of the work in several of the bases across the country. We will be interviewing people and gathering information on some of the ground-breaking work done by these teams. It's a really exciting time for Peter as he ventures out on some of his first 'mission' work since studying the DTS.

The particular mission posts we are visiting are very remote. For one of them, we will have to hike 6-8 hours from the nearest road. There aren't many details that we can share until we've completed the visit, but we'll look to update you on return.

Becky will be returning to England on 23rd July and Peter will follow after his Angola trip on 9th August. We look forward to meeting up with friends and family. This will be a visit as we are planning to return to South Africa in November 2010. If you'd like us to visit you when we're in England, please do get in touch soon as our diary is filling up quickly!

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