Chrisy's in South Africa!
That's a photo of Chrisy's arrival at the Johannesburg's airport on Sunday morning, April 30th. Sean Fraser is the guy on the left in the "church lady" dress (don't ask, it's a long story, and what's done at Canyon Hills Church, stays at Canyon Hills Church, unless of course it goes to South Africa). From left to right, the two women between Sean and Chrisy are Lisa Jones and Maya Bowe.
I got a call from Chrisy this morning before church at 8:00 a.m., that's 5:00 p.m. Sunday evening in South Africa. She told me that their journey was long, but good. They had a braai or South African barbecue with the NieuCommunities staff. Chrisy and her friends were very tired and looking forward to going to sleep tonight. But, they sure look great in the photo, alert and pretty after flying around the world for two days! I was extremely happy to know my wife is there, safe and sound. She said Pangani, the CRM property in Pretoria is quite beautiful. It's a hundred year old homestead restored as a coffeehouse. I cannot tell you how pumped I am about this trip for Chrisy. I think the aforementioned organizations behind this mission are amazing. I know from first-hand experience that the guy heading this up, Rob Yackley, is a spectacular speaker that has a way for connecting people to God. While in South Africa, in addition to Rob and his wife, Chrisy and the others from Canyon Hills Church will be in community with Sean and Debbie Fraser as well as Mike and Lorie Taylor. If you really want to be a part of Chrisy's journey, I encourage you to click on all the links in this post. You should really check out Sean and Debbie's website, Fraserworld, especially the "whatznew?" page. They've already put up a really cool collage of photos from the first day. It includes pictures of the braai. You can see the collage by clicking here. Additionally, you should have a look at the Taylor Family Adventure as they've had some excellent posts that will give you a taste of what's in store for Chrisy over the next two weeks. It's excellent stuff.
A couple people have asked about mail. Remember it's a short trip. If you want to send a letter, card, or note of encouragement to Chrisy while she is there, time is of the esscence. If you wait too long, it will arrive after she leaves. If you send it out in the next couple of days, she should get it before she departs on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14. Here's the mailing address if you are interested:
106 Emily Hobhouse Ave.
Pretoria North 0182
Again, Chrisy and really appreciate all the support you have given us in regard to this trip.
Have fun clicking on the links and checking out all the details.