Monday, March 4, 2013

On Safari with Glen and Reba

We took a day off our busy schedule and spent the day at Tarangire National Park.

It takes about 2 hours to drive there from Arusha and it is truly worth it. They say it has the largest concentration of elephants of anywhere  in Africa. Even though I have read of other Parks making this claim, Tarangire would not be far off.

Enjoy the photos.

A quick coffee break on the way

This was our "greeter"

This safari business can be tiring!

Two great people!

Tanangire Safari lodge - where we had lunch

Glen and Reba with Baobab

Keith and Anne

Looking down to the Tarangire River


Just some of the hundreds of elephants we saw

A young water buck

Warthog - they are very cute (from a distance)

This guy graduated with an A+ from Safari school!

My favourite antilope (and the smallest) - Dik Dik

One husband and one hundred wives


Just after I got this shot - this guy told us to GO!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Makamira / Rivertrees

Today, Sunday, we had a great service at Makamira. Brother Noah Msuya had asked me to have Glen come and teach for them on his last Sunday here. So we went up the mountain again to worship with the wonderful brethren there.

It was a very nice service with everything in good order. The singing today was particularly good. Glen taught on Angels in the Gospel and did a wonderful job.
Glen teaching at Makamira
After services we went and had lunch at Rivertrees - a favourite of Anne and mine. We had a wonderful lunch and then had a walk amongst the trees.
Good friends

Keith and Glen

River trees

Two Beautiful Ladies - note the African made outfits!

The dinning room
Down by the river
We had a wonderful day together - firstly worshipping our God, then enjoying His creation.

Highlights from Ephesians.

Yesterday we had a full day seminar (meeting) at Nkoaranga, which was the last of the meetings that had been organised for Glen Osburn on this trip.

The preacher there, Aminieli Mbise, had told Glen that he wanted Glen to preach on, "Ephesians, Ephesians, Ephesians". So that was what Glen did!

Glen and Mbise at work!
In his first session, Glen taught on Ephesians the 3rd Chapter and did a great job. The way it works here, we have a translator for all our teaching - as we cannot speak Swahili. Mbise did a wonderful job keeping up with Glen and the brethren were appreciative of his work.

After Glen had finished his first talk there followed a lively Q&A session, where the brothers asked Glen some great questions.
Glen preaching
For his second session, Glen preached on Ephesians Chapter four - dealing firstly with the 7 "ones". He ten moved on to the structure of the church starting with the apostles, prophets, then the evangelist, pastors and teaches. Again this was warmly received.

We then stopped for a short lunch break. The brethren supplied us with a bottle of soda and a bread roll. Previously they had the women cook for these meetings, but they found that the woman missed out on the teaching, so this is their solution - it works really well.

After lunch it was my turn and I taught on the Bible being the word of God, using Hebrews 1:1-2 as a basis. I was told to keep it short, so they received a "whistle stop" lesson.

It was a great day and the brethren there really showed their appreciation for our coming up the mountain. They are very good people and they LOVE Glen and Reba.