One of the disadvantages of blogging from a Southern African country is that I seem to be coming from a different place, culturally, than many of my blogging contemporaries. Posts about NFL and SNL are of intellectual interest to me, but have no resonance. It's just outside my field of cultural reference. So today's post might be the same way for many of you reading this. If so.. tough. This is my blog, and na-na to you. (In Christian Love of course.)
I am going to be gone for about a week, so I will not be on the blogs at all. I am going to attend a men's conference hosted by Angus Buchan. I'm not sure how well known he is outside of Southern Africa, but Angus Buchan is a farmer in South Africa who has a huge ministry to men and families. His big focus is bringing men back to their Christian responsibilities.
He wrote an amazing book about his life called Faith Like Potatoes, which was made into a decent movie.
Anyway... I will be going to his farm this weekend, together with 200,000 other men. It is going to be awesome. Check out the link to the conference if you are interested. It looks awesome. I will be leaving on Thursday morning at about 4AM and getting back on Monday night. So I won't be posting for the next week or so. (It might take me a few more days to recover.)
Please pray for us. This is going to be an amazing opportunity to try and change the hearts and minds of a huge group of men, which we are hoping will be a start towards change on our continent, and in our world.