Through the generosity of an anonymous person in New York, I’ll be leaving for South Africa today and returning near the end of the month. This is a great opportunity to continue my research for our global poverty organization/initiative, relationship building with NGOs and CBOs [community based organizations], and personally see and feel both the devastation of extreme global poverty and the hope of people working diligently to uplift themselves out of poverty.
For those that are inclined, I would certainly appreciate your prayers. Here is my itinerary:
- Depart for Frankfurt, Germany
- 10 hours at Frankfurt and might attempt to connect with friends in Frankfurt
- Depart for Johannesburg, South Africa and then to Durban
- Depart to Capetown to debrief
- Depart to Frankfurt and return to Seattle
I’ll be spending the majority of my time in an area called Kwazulu Natal [Swayimane] where over 50% of the people are stricken by the HIV disease.
I’m praying for good health, good attitude, future partnerships, and God to deepen our vision to join others in fighting extreme global poverty. Please also keep my family in prayer. It’s been an intense couple weeks with some wacky stuff happening…
I’ve got couple stuff pre-published for the blog and I’ll also be attempting to share some reflections and photos during my brief trip.
Thanks for your friendship and partnership…
And for those that want to contribute to our poverty initiative, just shoot me an email at seattlejediknight[at]gmail.com and I’ll send you a copy of our Vision Letter.