An Epic Family Dugmore Trip

Our YWAM ‘south central’ Regional family spans a vast amount of land with countries including Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi & Mozambique. We aim to gather together every 2 years, to encourage, exhort, build relationships and hear good things that God has been doing across our region. This year the conference was hosted by YWAM Angola, and held on the border of Angola in Namibia. Daniel’s plan was to travel with a family of Mozambican YWAMers. Unfortunately a tragic death in their family meant that they were unable to come, and we made a last minute decision to travel by car there as a family.

Though the trip was not quite filled with teasing trolls or defeating dragons like Bilbo Baggins adventures it still felt quite an epic road trip, with poor Ben getting travel sickness a few hours into the journey, border crossings, nights spent travelling through Zambia, passing victoria falls, driving past elephants, an incredibly patient baby girl and a total of 5,000kms round trip.

This is the first time we’ve been able to make it to the gathering, and I especially enjoyed meeting YWAMers from Angola, hearing fresh vision of what God is doing in YWAM worldwide, and staying at the YWAM bases in Livingstone and Lusaka on the way home where Daniel was able to help build websites for their bases, and we had wonderful fun and fellowship.

It sounds like the next one will be held in Zimbabwe, and we are hoping that by then, everyone on our base will have passports (they take a long time to process here) and our whole base will be able to pile into ‘Shamah’ the big red truck and our family here can meet their wider YWAM family.

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