Saturday, May 30, 2009

Contrast

Swaziland is a country of contrast. Beautiful country, beautiful people...ugly pandemic of HIV ravaging the people, leaving tens of thousands of orphans in their wake. Almost 1 out of every 2 people in Swaziland has HIV and the country has lost 1/3 of it's population in the last five years!!

We have been able to minister to and train pastors at our first Go Global African Leadership Conference at HPC Swaziland. We have served and spent time with the children and volunteers at many Children's Cup care points. (10,000 orphans are fed, medically treated, discipled, and have their education paid for due to a partnership with HPC/Children's Cup/other great ARC churches like Household of Faith, Celebration JAX., and Life Church of Memphis.)

I have spent time with some incredible missionaries that have left "everything" behind and committed their lives to caring for these children and serving at HPC, Swaziland. I look forward to continuing serving alongside Ben and Susan, Lad and Crystal, and Mark and Kay! I have much love for you all!

I have been left with a sense of awe and heartache all at the same time. I look forward to bringing a team from HPC El Paso as soon as God permits.

2 comments:

the6chapmans said...

Great to meet and serve with you Buck - i look forward to the next time! have a great reunion with the fam and look forward to staying in touch. Godspeed, lad

christine said...

When do we leave...first passport, 2nd sunscreen...