Sunday, July 22, 2012

Africa Team Schedule

Several people have asked to know what our schedule will be while we are away. This posting is simply intended to shed light on our daily schedule, although there are a few unknowns while in Zambia as we have a number of different commitments and projects while there. Africa time is much like time in Latin America - very laid back, requiring lots of flexibility and adaptation on a daily basis. SO HERE IS THE SCHEDULE: 23 July (Monday) Prayer Circle and Departure from Calvary prayer at 1 pm. (PDT) Emirates Air Flight #230 departs at 5:25 pm 24 July (Tuesday) Arrive in Dubais and overnight stay 6:55 pm local time Sightseeing to worlds tallest bldg. indoor skiing etc) 25 July (Wednesday) Emirates Air # 713 to Lusaka 9:25 am local time Arrive Lusaka 2:35 pm local time Staying at Lafe Hotel 26 July Healing Place School Project begins after welcome and introd. 27 28 29 July (Sunday) Worship with Pastor John and Thenny Mpanga Visit preschool that Village Steps sponsors Pick up Karl Teichert from Airport for Pastor Conference Visit Arcades Mall and market, shopping and dinner 30,31 July (M - T) Pastoral Leadership Conference with 40 - 50 local pastors co- sponsored with OC International and Karl Teichert Work Continues at Healing Place Health Ed Classes 1 August (Wednesday) Final Day at Healing Place 2 August (Thursday) Travel Day to Livingstone/Victoria Falls - Zambezi Sun Hotel 3 August (Friday) Safari at Chobe Game Park in Botswana 4 August (Saturday) SA #49 depart Livingstone 1:30 pm Local Time arrive Johannesburg 3:15 pm Local Time Dinner with John and Heather Witherow Accomodations at Ferndale Lodge in Randburg 5 August (Sunday) Worship at Ennerdale United Reforming Church (Fred preaching and doing baptisms Dinner in homes of Ennerdale URC members Visit to Rosebank Market and Dinner 6 August (Monday) Visit Finetown - Welcome Celebration, Lunch, Feeding program, orphan care, etc Dinner at Sitar Restaurant 7 August (Tuesday) Morning - visit with home based care workers Afternoon - lunch, visit preschools (three groups) 8 August (Wednesday) Brunch, debriefing with Witherows and Teicherts 1 - 4 pm - Apartheid Museum Emirates Air #766 depart Johannesburg 10:20 pm local 9 August (Thursday) Arrive Dubai 8:20 am local Emirates Air #229 depart Dubai 9:50 am local Arrive SEATAC 1:50 pm PDT Please pray for safety and health of our group each mile and step of the way. Please pray that we might be blessings to others; that the Lord would put in our way those people he wants us to minister to. Please pray for the Pastors Leadership Conference. OCI has been praying about beginning work in Zambia and has been waiting for an opportune time - this seems to be it as over 40 pastors will attend. Pray for patience, forbearance, adaptability, rest, and renewal for the team. Pray for John and Heather Witherow who are our main hosts in South Africa. They leave to come home for extended furlough and are packing up their house and belongings. Yet they are taking the time to share with us in South Africa and have done an amazing job preparing the way and making arrangements. Please pray for Ken and Suzanne Popp who will leave us in Livingstone to continue back to Zambia for a team build with Habitat for Humanity,Finally, pray for John and Thenny Mpanga who pastor the local church in Zambia and also direct the Healing Place School. Pray for Paul who runs the pre-school we will visit. Pray for the dear children - many of whom are orphans - that God would bring encouragement, faith, better health, and blessing to their lives. Bless you for your love, support, and prayers. IN GRACE Fred

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