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Dear Friends,

to africa in love

My latest novel is now out! This is a romance, that at the same time teaches about mission, about how to relate cross culturally, and about how not to do things in Africa. It also tells, indirectly, in fictional form, a bit about the life and ministry of Jim Harries. (One has to use fiction in order to tell truths that are otherwise too sensitive.) Order your copy here for just £8.99.

Here are a few more pictures that illustrate life in Ethiopia, from my recent trip:

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I am now looking forward to making a trip to Zambia in July of this year! (For those who might be wondering why I am suddenly making all these trips, it is being necessitated by my visa situation in Kenya. I am having to leave Kenya every 3 months. I hope this will be the last trip so necessitated!) My hope is to visit and spend time at a Bible college that is teaching pastors using the Kaonde language, that I learned between 1988 to 1991. Alternatively, I hope to be able to spend time in Kaonde community, perhaps revising my language skills, hoping I may get back to sufficient fluency to share the Scriptures using Kaonde!

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My book, Three Days in the Life of an African Christian Village, has come back into print. It has a new cover. To order your copy of this fictional account, that endeavours to show what African village life is ‘actually’ like, go here. Here’s the review of it from Amazon: “This book bursts like a breath of fresh air into the reader's mind. What it promises, it gives - a fascinating insight into life in an African village as seen and interpreted by a Christian man. We are privileged to be given a penetrating glimpse of life for this man over just three days - three days packed with work, domestic life and family problems, and church services, including funerals (ever-present in Africa). I commend this book to anyone teaching or studying missiology, but also to anyone interested in mission work.” (Price $5.60)

Please pray for Samuel, a friend who is to visit me at home at the end of this week, for us to do ministry together.

Best wishes,