Rubber hits the road

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Evan and Victoria, meet Church and Market

Jul 07, 2013  |   One more blog  |   Nick Waring

Today we had 2 great new experiences of African culture: church and the market. This morning was our first taste of church in Kenya. I’m not so great with walking in to unknown situations so I scouted out around the guest house to find someone else who was going to the same church service that we were. I found 3 new friends who were happy to have some tagalongs! As it turned out, we had nothing to be nervous about at all. I feel like we got off lightly as it was a pretty easy introduction for us as the whole service (bar one song) was in English. I felt quite at home singing a mixture of choruses from the 70′s and old hymns. I knew pretty much every song they sang (except for the one in Swahili!). However, I think it was all a little more foreign for Victoria (except for Matt Redman’s Blessed Be Your Name)! The sermon was great (And was probably about an hour long – so people should quit complaining when I take 45 minutes!). And quite bizarrely it would ha…

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Milk was a bad choice and other lessons from day one

Jul 06, 2013  |   One more blog  |   Nick Waring

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After a one night stop over in Mauritius, we touched down in Kenya at 12.40pm local time today. Here’s some of what we’ve learnt so far: When drinking coffee on an aeroplane, don’t use the creamer powder. The luxurious, indulgent joy of dairy was never meant to be reduced to a powder. (Victoria learned this lesson the hard way.) When driving in Kenya, if there is not a lane, but there is almost room for a lane, then there is a lane. I’m so glad that we were in the capable hands of our guest house driver. If it were up to my timid, courteous, grandpa-like driving, I think we would still be in the traffic jam now (some 8 hours later). We are noobs. We sat down to dinner at the guest house that we are staying at and met two other ladies who are staying here. One is here on holiday after 9 years of church planting in Tanzania and the other is headed for a stint back at home after 10 years in Sudan! I think it was simultaneously overwhelming and comforting to me…

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A doctor, a minister and a cat

Jul 04, 2013  |   One more blog  |   Nick Waring

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A doctor and a minister get on a plane… I just hope this joke doesn’t end with them arguing over who gets the last remaining parachute! And a cat is left in charge of the whole apartment. We have left him a list outlining how he is to care for the house sitters. But obedience has never been his strong point. Victoria and I set off to Kenya tomorrow. Bags are packed. Alarm clocks are set. Victoria is fast asleep. I however, am doing the only logical thing I can think of: squeezing in one more night’s viewing of the Tour before heading off! My strategy is that the more tired I can make myself, the better I will sleep on the plane. I’ll keep you updated on the wisdom, or lack thereof, of that plan! We’ll do the best we can to try and keep anyone who is interested updated on what we’re up to, what we’re learning and what we have the privilege of seeing God do. If technology has made it all the way to the remote village of Kapsowar, we may even …

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More from the Team in the Philippines

Jan 14, 2013  |   From the minister  |   Rod Clements

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Greetings again from the team in the Philippines! Much has been going on here - too much to go into detail - but here is a summary: Our team has visited 28 sponsor families from One Community church.  It was fantastic to actually meet the children some people have been sponsoring for years.  A number of One Community Church families gave us presents to distribute to their sponsor kids and we did out best to hand these gifts on!  It was a wonderful experience to see the wide eyed amazement in the faces of the children as the little gifts brightened up their lives. Today we assisted at the Nasisi Village Feeding Programme.  Our church provides four nutritional meals a week to children seventy in this village.  As well as the main meal of rice and vegetables, we cut up mountains of fruit to give the children their first experience of a fruit salad. It was quite moving to see young children take home to their siblings and parents fruit salad from their own plate…

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Greetings from the Philippines

Jan 08, 2013  |   From the minister  |   Rod Clements

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GREETINGS FROM THE PHILIPPINESThe ONE Mission Trip to the Philippines is going very well!We are all safe and well.Having flown to Hong Kong, we then moved on to Manila for the night. The next day we flew to Legaspi and then finally went by car to the youth Leadership camp!We had a wonderful 3 days with 50+ youth from 5 regional churches including many from ACCC.Mark led the camp superbly. We all helped out in leading games, leading small group discussions, being involved in worship and generally interacting the campers. At the end of the camp there were 8 baptisms. Many of the youth asked that the camp go on longer!The team then moved on to Pastor Choi's hometown of Liago. He and Alma are showing us great hospitality - providing many meals for us in their home.We attended church at ACCC and 3 other churches on Sunday. It was a wonderful time of praise and worship. Very heartfelt and energetic! Yesterday we assisted at a medical mission in a fairly remote town. Nearly 200 people li…

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