Thursday, August 04, 2005

Moving to Africa



Welcome to our blog.

Rachel and I have been working for the past few years with a performing arts ministry called Traveling Mercies (www.themercies.com) where we have done drama and comedy at Christian conferences, camps, churches, schools etc. As of the end of August Traveling Mercies will be now more. When we decided to be done with TM, Rach and I were really looking forward to living a more normal life. Perhaps start to settle down, have some kids, stop living in an RV with another married couple and a single guy. You know, more normal. Well a couple of weeks after we decided to call it quits we were working a youth conference in Cincy and a good friend of ours from South Africa was going to be there, Flaps. Flaps toured with us for a couple of months 2 years ago and he and his wife became good friends with Rachel and myself. Well to make a long story short, Flaps asked us to come over and work with him in South Africa. Rach and I thought and prayed a lot about it and went to visit the ministry and knew right away that this was something that we need to do, so we are moving to South Africa.

The ministry that we will be working with is called C-Kruis and is a performing arts ministry that uses music, dance and drama to teach the gospel. It is two fold ministry. There are two teams of 40 college-age adults that travel around SA doing shows at churches and schools. The other part of the ministry if for the young adults in the ministry. There is a large focus on the young adults, building them up through discipling, coulseling and biblical training so that when they Leave C-Kruis they have a good solid bible background, have had therapy to deal with issues in their past and train them to be affective leaders where ever it is they go after C-Kruse.

That's it in a nut shell. Rachel and I are going to SA to tour with one of the teams and perform at the shows and also to invest a lot of time and energy into the lives of these young adults. Rach and I have a passion for college age adults and feel that this ministry is exactly where we need to be. Touring, performing and getting a chance to work with college age adults, perfect.

Dark continent, here we come.

2 comments:

pickens said...

It does me right smart proud to see my front porch as the first thing on your blog.

jonesg said...

Chris and Rachel:
I will be praying for your ministry and it's success. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!! :)

Greg and Kelly Jones