As visitors here at Iris Ministries we are allowed to go on an outreach into the African bush. Our group was split in half and five of us headed to the African bush together. The mode of transport was essentially African: a flat-bed truck. No seats, no cushions, no comfort. “Shock
Our morning in Mozambique started off with Heidi Baker doing a village meeting for widows. The purpose was to give some discipleship teaching to the widows, but to also give an opportunity for the visiting foreigners (like myself) a chance to get into a local Mozambique village and h
Travel Tuesday: “Creative Border Transport” Location: No-man’s-land between Cambodia and Thailand (Poipet) In Poipet, Cambodia the Thai officials don’t let the Cambodian’s use vehicles to transport good across the border, so they build their own push-car
Yesterday I took a group of young people from a church in Austin, TX out to a village church so they could experience a house church. The church was in a village called “Koh Dat” which means “separated island”. It is not really an island, but it was so remote in the forest, that it
Alemu is a brave evangelist and felt called into a remote village to share the gospel. He rented a simple home and started to share about Jesus every day to whomever would listen. However, the Muslim people who lived in the area decided they needed to get rid of Alemu, but didn’t wa
Travel Tuesday: Riding a Water Buffalo Location: Bukidnon Province, Mindanao, Philippines In the mountains of Bukidnon, the local people have learned to saddle water buffalo’s and ride them like horses. I am surprised that they are able to control them and even saddle them!
Last week I was driving to Kracheh province when I stopped to watch some kids playing along the street. There were about 20 kids having so much fun. Some were running, others were climbing but then I saw one boy sitting all by himself. He was playing a video game. I called to him
Cambodia’s train has been operational but very dysfunctional ever since the Khmer Rouge used it as target practice for more than 30 years. Many of the lines were destroyed. Cars were blown up by landmines. Both Cambodians and Foreigners were targeted and killed if they dared to ride