Out with the old, in with the new
31 Dec 2010
|Welcome to the blog for my impending travels to South Africa (SA) via Germany.
Just to set a little background to things, if you will. On the 17th January, I'm joining a Christian organisation as a volunteer and heading out to Mosbach, Germany to undertake an intensive preparation course for world missions.
All being well, I will return from Germany to London, before heading on to SA on the 28th January. Whilst in SA, I will be partaking in a more extensive Discipleship and Missionary training course.
This 6 month preparation course from February to July is for cross-cultural missions. A lot of time is spent studying in the classroom with much practical hands-on experience by doing outreaches, such as;
iii. Muslim / Hindu
iv. General Practical
The days usually begin at 6 am with devotions, personal devotions and breakfast.
Lectures are each morning from 9 – 1 pm. Afternoons are free for self study with 1 afternoon practical duty and 1 for visit to Mall.
Evenings: 1 night Care group; 1 night Study group – usually 2 nights off
I will be putting into practice during outreaches all the things I have learnt during training.
The journey to get to SA started long before this, however, and it was in August 2010, that I felt a real calling to go into the world and share God's wonderful message of love and hope. I remember clearly the words of my father 'Do not let the fear of the future put you off from what you feel God is calling you to do'. I knew God was calling me, yet I did not know where or even how to start.
My initial research led me to apply to undertake a program called Global Action, which means spending 2 years of your life as a missionary. I had in mind to go on the ship Logos Hope, which sails around the world visiting various different locations. God had other ideas!
So it is, through anxiety and fear, joy and tears, that I will be leaving this fair isle of Britain in just over a couple of weeks and preparing to install myself on the other side of the equator.
This means saying goodbye to my life here, temporarily, and saying hello to a new challenge in South Africa.
Your prayers and support would be appreciated