After our first term in Nicaragua we almost left. We came to a crisis point in our ministry and were frustrated. We arrived just after Hurricane Mitch in 1999 and saw many being converted. Evangelical churches were growing, but they were messy. Opportunities were abundant but difficult and fragile.
The Wild Atlantic Way is (in the words of the tourist board) an “unforgettable coastal touring route” that takes tourists along the West Coast of Ireland “to enjoy breathtaking scenery and exceptional experiences”.
In April 2016, we arrived in Istanbul to spend two years focusing on learning the Turkish language and culture with the longer-term plan of working alongside a national church in a smaller city elsewhere in the country.
We are an international family. Susana and I met in Costa Rica and worked together there in ministry for one year during my Spanish language study. Susana was sent as a cross-cultural missionary by her church in Korea in 1996.
MusaweNkosi means “God’s grace” in Zulu. MusaweNkosi was started in 2001 to show God’s grace particularly to orphans and their carers in the rural areas around Empangeni, near Durban, South Africa in the face of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
One aspect of ministry in Sierra Leone is working with under 18s. It is both exhausting and refreshing. In any given week we are parent-figures, teachers, role-models, advocates, and facilitators-of-fun.