Travel via bangkok

4:49 AM Harts for Africa 0 Comments

We have been traveling from the 8th of May until 20th May. During this time internet was difficult to safely use. It is amazing how much I rely on the net.

We left Brisbane airport at midnight on the 8th. We were seen off by a group of friends (maybe some were just making sure we went). It is great for us to be heading back to Africa. Thomas was very excited, the combination of Pizza and a huge amount of apple juice resulted in him being sick before we even got though customs. The smell was a reminder of some of the past bus trips we had in Mozambique.

We arrived in Bangkok at 6am very tired but eager to see a little of the city, the locals warmed to Gabi and Thomas who became little stars for a day. 36 hours latter were left Bangkok’s heat and headed to a wintery Johannesburg.


3:50 PM Harts for Africa 0 Comments

In Australia we remember the men and women who have fought in war to keep Australia free. It is important that we remember and respect this day as one of the most important for our nation.

On ANZAC day people who have served as missionaries meet together in Brisbane. This is an appropriate day as they are soldiers in God's army who work to set people of the world free in the name of Jesus. We attended the get-together this year and had a great time renewing friendships and meeting new friends, all of whom are totally committed to the cause. One of the first missionary's to serve in our organisation spent time in PNG as a soldier in the Australian army. When the war was over he returned to help the people of PNG in another way, building churches. His family and many others with them grew the church in PNG from nothing to over 1300 churches strong in the gospel and functioning independently.

These people have shown that with committed vision big things can be accomplished by those serving Jesus.

Going, Going..................

9:41 AM Harts for Africa 0 Comments

Going back to Africa is a mission in itself. We have to take things we can't buy in Africa like medical reference and helpful books, insect repellent, sunscreen (you can buy it there if you like wearing white paint), school texts, computer equipment etc... and fit it into a reasonable size bag as we have to lug the stuff through 3 countries on our way to Mozambique.
We have to ensure we inform Government departments that need to know we will be away for 3 years, plus many other last minute tasks, whilst remaining relaxed and able to catch up with people before we leave.
Hoping on the plane is bittersweet. We look forward to arriving in Africa but know that we just left friends and family and wont see them for the next 3 Christmas days, birthdays and all other significant events in our lives.
We go with an unquentiable desire to help Africa, to make a difference and to have a life that counts for something more than a collection of stuff that will end up as landfill after we pass away.
Its not long now and we can take you with us on the next chapter of Harts for Africa.