I’m back…

Well, for the first time since June 25th, I woke up in my own bed, without a mosquito net I may add.  It felt great.  I stayed up until midnight…which probably was a little late, but I wanted to do my best to beat the jet lag as much as possible from my return flight.  […]

Final Days in East Africa

Well, today we make the long flight home back to the US of A.  It’s time, perhaps slightly over time, but regardless it’s still been a very enjoyable trip.  Parts of it were very difficult, such as finding out my second day here that my dad had to have an emergency open heart surgery, getting […]

Safari Lucas…Kenya Trip Continues!

Today was Safari day, and a safari it was….animals galore!  Crocs, Giraffes, Monkeys, Baboons, cape water buffalo, gazelle, you name it we saw it (except for the lion and hippos….they seemed to evade us….sneaky suckers!)  Here is a brief sampling from some of the photos of the day….

The Land of Upgrades…

Well, here I arrived earlier today in Huntsville, AL expecting to find the hot southern weather I’ve been bragging about for the last few weeks.  It was 32 degrees when I landed…I’m not quite sure what this cold front is all about, but I’m determined to make the best of it.  I’m here to meet […]

Huge Strides Made Towards Peace In Kenya!!

According to cnn.com, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga have signed a 4 part peace agreement to restore peace in Kenya.  At this time the Kenyan Red Cross says the violence has claimed at least 863 lives and driven 261,000 from their homes since incumbent Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki claimed the […]

OasNet: 40 at $40

OasNet wants you!  We are in the process of finishing up the OasNet partnership materials, complete with the promotional video (www.oasnet.net).  These packets should be out still in early 2008.  The first phase is to find 40 additional people to partner at $40 per month with the Oasis Network For Churches.  OasNet, as it’s called, […]

Kenya: All is calm!

Praise the Lord!  I got a report today from Pastor George, a new pastor that I’ve been corresponding who is ministering in the slums of Nairobi.  I’ve spoke with him frequently during this conflict and much of what I’ve heard has been heartbreaking, but today – good news!  He said that things are settling down […]

The Password of Praise

This article recently appeared in the Fall edition of the OasNet 8 x 10 magazine.  By request, I posted it on my blog as well.  I hope you enjoy. The Password of Praiseby Lucas Miles              As a kid, my parents taught us a secret family word that was only to be used in case […]