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Photographic Interlude: The Kruger (Kruger National Park)

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Elephants on parade in the dry riverbed...the very first view we had from our tent!
KUDU...these beauties embodied majesty everytime we saw them.
"Choolwa" in IciBemba
View of a baboon with the best view
The Water Buffalo...baffling all with its status as one of the "Big 5"
"Indyabuluba" in IciBemba
Just Hanging Around (Look closely and see what you can find)
                                     One of my faves
For Belle
River Horses resting by the river
Watch me hit my bird walk
Watch me do it 
Watch me do it
Watch me do it
Honey Badger!
Just lion around
All creatures great and small
A rare beauty.  What a privilege to experience!
Last and, given the competition, certainly least
And so the sun sets on this adventure retreat.
Posted May 27, 2016


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Mosi-O-Tunya Hallelujah!

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Over the Easter holiday we managed to wrap a check-in with some previously trained African Indigenous Christian Counseling students, a visit from the one and only Mina Haddad in from Capetown, many meals with colleagues in ministry, and a trip to Mosi-O-Tunya (more commonly but less adequately named Victoria Falls) into our celebration of the resurrection.  I can think of no better way to grasp the beauty and power of God for this celebration than being engulfed in the mists and rainbows of The Smoke that Thunders (translation for Mosi-O-Tunya).  Hopefully you will get a small taste of the wonder in the pictures below.

First you see the mist (or smoke) as you drive by the Zambezi River
Then you see the falls in their full glory
Perhaps the most breathtaking view and feeling is that of the void surrounding you as you enter the mist
Rainbow get to walk through the rainbow
Mina, Rev. Hopkins Changwe, a rainbow, and I
Another view, in case you missed it
Rev. Hopkins Changwe at the Boiling Pot, where you see the waters still churning from the falls as well as the bridge to Zimbabwe
Mist powering through the canyon, moving at the same speed as the falls
Standing with one leg in Zambia and one leg in Zimbabwe, overlooking the Zambezi
A double rainbow as benediction
Posted April 3, 2016


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Being planted in the rich soils of Zambia to inspire regrowth at home. “Other seed fell on good soil and bore fruit” -Matthew 13:8