Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fun With the Rascals

There are so many facets of missionary life, and one of the great ones is that it puts you in a 'professional' group with other crazy missionaries just like us!  People are always coming through Cape Town or connect with us as fellow missionaries and it allows us to meet many incredible people.  We have just had such an experience with our new friends Brent and Erin Raska.  They are pastors and seminary friends of one of Casey's high school buds, and got connected with us as they were traveling around Africa at the end of a year-long time of serving the church in Zambia.  They have been traveling around to teach and empower lay leaders and pastors in the church all over Zambia to strengthen what God is doing.  It was an incredible journey for them and now they are just learning what God is doing around other areas in Africa.  We had a great time with them (Erin had a bad cold but is now feeling much better!) and loved having them in our Ocean View world.

The Raskas are continuing on their African travels for a bit and then heading back to NYC to finish a time of serving their church there.  To follow them and learn about their incredible adventures you can see their blog at brentanderin.wordpress.com.  Erin shared last night at our women's group about something beautiful she has learned living in Africa about advent and hope, and you can read her beautiful thoughts here, "Christmas Redeemed."  Enjoy!

Lots of love,

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