Posts by justin.henning


It was 1997, and we had recently moved onto the AFnet Campus. By that time it was clear that we were going to need a full-time grounds keeper to help maintain the property, as well as the fledgling palm nursery that we began as part of a self-sustainability project.  Sam impressed us with his broad smile, tender manners, and with his statement: “I am honest, I work hard, and I love God!” We hired him on the spot. And...

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Humanly speaking, and as we are reminded that South and southern Africa are now into that dreaded third wave of COVID, many worry about its impact on a Continent with far fewer weapons than most any other region in the world. And so, as the corona virus again advances on poor nations across Africa, concern is growing that the continent will find it hard to cope this time around.  However we know that such moments in our...

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Something the COVID-19 nightmare reminds us about is that certainty is an illusion, perhaps even a delusion. By it, most of us were rudely awakened out of a lulled, false sense of security. Most could not have perceived how in a flash our world could so radically be transformed. For many the first reaction was: “ I have no control whatsoever”. Terrifying? Maybe. Unless, by faith you opted for the one thing that we could...

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In 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV) we read: “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work” After such a hectic year, with the COVID 19 lockdowns, a looming world-wide financial crisis, unbelievable Global upheavals and conflicts, and not to mention the political and social polarization in almost every nation, we can’t believe that Thanksgiving is just...

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During our last visit to the Mansa Orphan Center Zambia, and sensing the need: Seeing children going hungry, without caregivers, clothing or shelter, out of school and destitute, my heart was troubled. So I asked our Center Administrator; Bishop Mumba, for a status report, requesting to know just how many more children we could fit into that program. With that, I suggested that our staff fan out across town, and identify the most...

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