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South Africa trip blog

Hi everyone-

As many of you know, I am headed to South Africa November 9th through the 24th to speak at the South African National Blood Services Congress.  I have had many people ask me about the trip, the blood center in Africa and, of course (since you all know I am a bit adventurous!) what types of things I will be doing while I am there. 

I decided it would be a great idea to blog daily while I am there to keep everyone “in the loop” about the Congress and my adventures.  I am going to do my best, depending on internet availability, to post daily so please feel free to ask questions and respond appropriately to anything you see or hear.

Until then, talk to you all on my first full day, November 10th!

Chris

Comments:

  • November 1, 2009
    Michelle

    Have a great trip! Can’t wait to read about your adventure and see pictures!

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  • November 6, 2009

    You will absolutely love it over there. Nicest people,prettiest views and I can’t wait to hear all about the journey. Be well.

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  • November 6, 2009

    Sounds Good, Chris. Safe travels and I hope the journey is productive and fun!

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  • November 6, 2009
    Jerry Houston

    Chris:

    I always follow your adventures with interest. Youare the poster child of leaving the life you want to live!

    I spent two amazing weeks in the Mafikeng, South Africa area (northwest province, just under Botswana). Most of our time was spent in the villages where we witnessed Aids victims, poverty among children and the desperation of a people forgotten. We have done wonderful work there including the building of a fresh water well, some housing, education opportunities, hospice care, the building of a church that is the center of the village of Molewane and other similar activities. This effort is led by an organization called Helping Hands in Africa and U.S. Churches, primarily in Arizona. I invite you to see what Helping Hands is doing at their website http://www.helpinghandsinafrica.org and to talk with their leaders, Pastor Mike Tessendorf and his wife, Michelle Tessendorf, who dedicate their lives every day to the underprivelaged of South Africa.

    On a higher note we did go on a mini safari, visited Sun City and the spectacular and raw sites of this amazing country. Enjoy your time there.

    Blessings,
    Jerry

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  • November 6, 2009
    Becky

    Have a blast!

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  • November 6, 2009
    Deb

    Looking forward to hearing more.

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  • November 6, 2009
    Sandy Bowman

    Wow! What an awesome opportunity! I look forward to reading about your experiences!

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  • November 6, 2009
    Nancy Lyn Cotter

    Hello Chris – great idea to blog during this trip – can’t wait to hear all that you experience and what’s happening over there in South Africa. Having info first-hand will be valuable – thanks for sharing!

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  • November 7, 2009
    Lynne

    Safe travels! Looking forward to reading all about your adventures! Best of luck!

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  • November 9, 2009
    Michele Hartlove

    Christine,
    It was great to see you at the Women’s Expo…as always you were inspirational. Thanks for getting my book and hope you get a chance to read some on the plane back and forth. Hope you find it inspirational to you. I am so jealous you’re in Africa!! (hope to get there myself some day soon). We’ll get together when you get back – I’m sure you’ll have plenty of cool stories.
    Love,
    Michele

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  • November 9, 2009

    Chris,
    Can’t wait to hear about this wonderful experience! I am sure it was life changing…

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  • November 10, 2009

    Have a fabulous trip and safe travels!

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  • November 10, 2009

    Welcome to South Africa Chris h
    Hope you have a good stay and enjoy the hospitality

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  • November 11, 2009
    Michelle

    Glad to hear you made it safely and without heartache! Looking forward to seeing some pictures:)

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  • November 16, 2009

    Be safe and have fun

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  • November 17, 2009
    Lynne

    OMG! Your blog is a HOOT!!! Looks like the trip is going very well. I can’t wait to hear about all the business and culture you experienced. OK, careful with how many crystals you bring home….. The plan may start vibrating! Now that would be fun! Enjoy! Can’t wait to hear more!

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