We arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa on Friday afternoon just after 5:30 p.m. The sun was setting, and you could see a faint orange color in the sky. We stopped at the hotel restaurant for dinner. We then prepared for and rehearsed “Every Beat,” the song and dance we will perform at worship. The restaurant staff enjoyed watching our dance moves and smiled as we taught ourselves the COR choreography. I am pretty sure we all went to bed that night with the chorus “Only you can, only you can” dancing in our heads. Tomorrow we head out to Lilongwe to serve God and meet the people of Malawi. It feels incredible to be on another continent and to soon be in the Warm Heart of Africa.

“Declare his glory among nations, his wonders among all peoples.” Psalm 96:3.