Publish date: 08/23/2010
Praying for 2 men with HIV
The Mighty Zambezi
The road to Rapid 14
Overland Missions Base
On the road from Lusaka to Livingstone
Coffee trees given to Overland Missions
Fires along the road that's what we have been doing in 4 nations!
Flying to Lusaka for 2 meetings a last minute happening - the team would take 12 hours by road!
We awake at our Campsite at Luangwa National Park to some visitors - Banded Mongoose
Our Home on wheels - Buffalo 1
My Steve Erwin Impersonation - yea mate - she's a beauty !!!!!!!
We are on Day 19 of the expedition - 6 more days and we fly home to Tampa Florida - what a journey it's been - it is going to take us at least 4 years to accomplish this goal of retracing the footsteps of David Livingstone - trusting that a new breed of missionary would be raised up to bring in this last day harvest!
Day 18 - Repair Day
Thanks for all the Greetings from you to us here in Africa - we left Lake Malawi and journeyed to the border town of Chipata Zambia. We were having some problems with the 4X4 camper we were pulling - had run into the same problem at the start of the expedition with one of the other vehicles - a fault in the axel that caused the wheel to fall off the vehicle - we did not
want that replicated as - it would leave us stranded - we still have 7 days left of the expedition and 1500 miles as we journey to the place where Dr David Livingstone's heart was buried in Africa - some of the terrain is so rough that we can only drive at 40 km per hour - it is over very rough roads - any way that's what expeditions are about - it's like life - it has bumps in the road and you have to adjust and repair - however the Lord is with you and he helps you overcome all the plans of the wicked one. Any way cannot wait to update you on all the happenings of the expedition and what we have learnt so far - the Lord has been teaching us so much through this journey - it's amazing - what an amazing man Dr Livingstone was
The site of our Camp at Cape McClaire - where Livingstone had one of his missions bases - this is where all his men deserted him
Trying to get on the Internet
Got on the Internet
Leaving Blantyre and heading for Cape McClaire Malawi
Sunday Nightof Day 14 - Following in the Footsteps of Dr David Livingstone - tonight a Spirit of Giving broke out - people flooded the altar and placed their offerings on the altar - the joy broke out - then we mobilized everyone for the harvest of souls - prayed for all the Pastors and turned them loose to pray over every person - the fire fell - Day 15 Monday am we are leaving for Monkey Bay on the shores of Lake Malwi
Update What a 3 day journey its been leaving Harare Zimbabwe Wednesday 7.00 am on day 10 - drove across Zimbabwe through the border town
crossed at the Forbes Border Post then drove on to Beira - to a bible school that has had a long term relationship with overland missions - Phil & Sharon Smethurst - we arrived at about 5pm after set up c
amp - had supper and then conducted a meeting in the Bible School - the fire fell - this is a church planting school that has planted 33 churches in 7 provinces in 8 years - run by Robbie Housen - originally from Australia - her son was killed in a car wreck and husband died from complications of blood clots in the lungs after an eye operation - she is relentless and runs the whole mission by her self along with the help that has been raised up - amazing lady - we left Beira at around 9 am - headed to Chupanga - right on the Zambezi Delta - we camped on a road in the middle of a forrest - after setting up camp as we lined the road in single file - built a fire in on the road removed scorpions and spiders - some huge from our perimeter - had supper and went to sleep - Woke up at 6 am - left for Chupanga the grave site of Mary Moffat - Dr David Livingstone's wife - we were at the grave side and recorded for tv - saw the house were the Livingstone's set up a missions base - was a slave house that house the slaves before they were dispersed around the world - remember slavery is still in effect with 27 million slaves in the world today that we know of and 1.5 million people a year being taken into slavery. We were moved as this Woman of God had given her life for the gospel - died at 41 years of age of malaria and here we were being bitten by mosquitoes at the grave site of mary Moffat - we then left Chupanga and dronce to Ciaia Mozambique to re-fill our Diesel in all the vehicles of the convoy - at the gas station I noticed a little 12 year old boy that had been locked in a cage and found out that he hasd stolen and the police were coming to take him - I took an interpreter and we led him to the Lord I then instructed him he must serve God and not steal anymore - we filmed the event - when the police arrived they wanted me to come to the police station because they were unhappy that we had filmed the event - and I told them no - I would get my interpreter and that we would explain - the were adamant - then they left me alone and demanded the camera crew go to the station they wanted to view and erase the tape - they went and erased some of the tape - however the police got to view the whole plan of the gospel and salvation - it's amazing the camera guys must have erased something else because we still have all the footage :) LOL we then headed for the town of Morrambula where we would find a pontoon ferry that would take us across the Churri River - we arrived 30 minutes before the ferry closed - we crossed the river and raced to the border hoping to cross into Mozambique however the border control had closed 90 minutes before we got their - Mozambique would let us pass for $200 US $ at 8 pm however malawi would not let us come in - so we pitched camp right at the border - 10 yards from the boom - of the border control - woke up at 6 am and then cleared customs and went through the border into Malawi - Led several people to the Lord and gave out bibles - such hunger for God - amazing - they were flocking to us - even prayed with customs official in malawi and gave him a bible - then we journeyed over the roughest of conditions to Blantyre - arriving at 2.30 pm - I will post later today about the happenings of last nights meeting - I am headed to the am services here in what has been an impromptu meeting - that we did not even know we would have 4 days ago - all I can say the fire fell the altar filled and a fire is being ignited in Malawi - Love and blessings - keep us in your prayers - from the city of Blantyre malawi - all our Love
Lead these guys to the Lord and gave them Bibles
Malawi Road side store