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Moshi and Back Again: An Unusual Tale

Prologue

Dan Eads kindly agreed to fly back to Moshi with me to help retrieve our truck that was left there while flew home for Christmas. With the hope that we could make the most out of an unpleasant situation, Dan and I planned to look into some work related errands en route. Some of our Tanzanian associates would help to follow up on some orphans living with extended family and the group of us could survey that area for church planting needs—all along the way.

These plans were formulated on Christmas Eve as we realized that repairs on the truck were being completed late on that day. It was feared that more problems could (re)surface on the 640-mile drive back to Mwanza, leaving me stranded on Christmas Day without any help. A week later these concerns were validated somewhere in the middle of nowhere between Moshi and Mwanza. But of course, God has his purposes in derailing our plans. Many of those purposes we may never recognize, but after the ordeal we can say that our perspective of God’s grace has deepened. And, there is a good story to tell… [Read more →]

January 5, 2014   No Comments