John 34-35“Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.”

This passage from the Gospel of John has always been one of my favorites and it was one that came back to me this morning.  Today is the day we get on a plane and fly around the world to another place that is nothing like home.  A place where children are hungry and searching for a light in the darkness.  Jesus Christ is that light and He lives in all of us as believers and we are bringing His light to one poor urban slum in Africa.  That’s what He commanded us to do, it’s not an option. It doesn’t have to be around the world, it can be across the street.  The where doesn’t matter as much as the what.  Jesus commands us to show love.  We just happen to be going to Africa because we know the need exists and we were called to do something specific about it.

Thank you for your part in getting us to this day and for your prayers of protection and empowerment while we are in Botswana.  Our God is a mighty God, so don’t box him in!!!  He is much bigger than we let Him be, call on Him and He will respond accordingly.  That means keep the prayers coming 🙂

I’m honored to be going with a great group of 6: Donny, Allan, Jake, Jason, Nancy and me. I prayed out loud for each of us today and for our families.  God is good and God will watch over us on this trip and protect our families while we are gone.  That is a given according to His word.  I also prayed that He would bring us closer to Him through this mission.  That’s the bold part, not the safety and the comfort…it’s our growth as His children.  So, hold on to your hat!!!

I hope to post as often as possible in Botswana.  We know we will have internet; but, the connection is very slow according to the group from Alice Drive that we are going to replace at the construction project.  It should be enough to get a post out and some pictures.  Stay tuned!


In His Steps,

Mareko morwa Johane


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I try to live out John 13:34-35. Visit my site at
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