It is my first trip to Africa. Cape Town is modern and beautiful. We are getting ready for the Lausanne Conference. Training our editors tomorrow all day. The video truck we are working with was used to feed the World Cup games to Japan. The internet pipe we have is what they used for that competition.
Our role is for 16 people to take up to 200 video and session segments and summarize them for the sites around the globe linked to the conference. Our hope is that 5 hours after a session is done we have that sessions summary up and available. Three teams will work long shifts (almost 24/7 but not quite, more like 20/7).
I speak tonight to the Lausanne Conference on Jewish Evangelism and will take time to treat the theme of the giving of life through Christ as the core of the gospel (more than forgiveness of sins or death for sin). This is the theme of a book of mine out next month called Recovering the Real Lost Gospel: Rediscovering the Gospel as Good News. So we are at the starting line (Sunday night it all begins).
The Africans have been wonderful hosts. I look forward to a significant for God to work in the church.