It’s an annual ritual. Rugged up in front of the television late into cold July nights to see the world’s greatest annual sporting event unfold half a world away. The 2014 Tour de France begins on Saturday night but this year I won’t be seeing much of the race.
This weekend I’ll be flying out for a very different kind of tour. I won’t be watching muti-million dollar teams battle it out over three weeks for the prized yellow jersey. I’ll be thousands of kilometres closer to the action but still a world away. I’m about to spend a couple of weeks visiting Ethiopia and Rwanda.
I’ll be hosting some Australian Compassion supporters on a trip to see Compassion’s work in East Africa. We’ll be seeing the real life proof that Compassion is releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name. We’ll meet people whose lives have been transformed and whole communities benefiting from partnerships between local churches in countries like Australia and the churches we’ll visit in Ethiopia and Rwanda.
I’m hoping that I’ll get internet access from time to time and be able to update you on what we’re seeing and experiencing.
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