It was one afternoon in the August or September of 1997. I had recently gotten my very first passport. My cell phone rang and on the other end was Keir Tayler of “Hand in Hand Ministries”.
“Dave, your name is down on the list for a mission trip to Mozambique!”
“Okay, let me check my schedule and I’ll come back to you” I answered
His emphatic answer changed my life!
“No Dave, it’s too late for that now, your name’s on the list and I can’t change it!”
It was to be my very first mission trip. Having worked as a volunteer on the Operation Mobilisation ministry ship, M.V. Doulos for 2 weeks in 1995, this first mission trip seemed so long in coming.
On the way to Mozambique I was blessed to sit in the front of the bakkie with Keir, a man with an incredible Damascus road, mercenary to missionary testimony. But that’s another story.
I determined to glean as much information about missions in as short a time as possible as I could. After all, it was Keirs 100th mission trip, a milestone that I have still to get to! As we drove the 800-900 kms to Zongoene, Mozambique, I fired away the questions. And so began an exciting chapter of my life. …