If you can't attend, please send a short note or bio as to what you are doing and perhaps contact information.


 
  Carina simpson
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Am I sorry not to be with you all!?  Well yes betack!  BUT I needed to be here, now, for my new bionic hip: I hadn’t known the goodness of the Lord before, with such answers to prayer, in THIS country ...STARTING of course in incredible PK Lebanon 7 days,  and of course YWAM Scotland with extended time in Sweden and then Tanzania Portugal and Angola ..at least not remembered for many a year anyway!   I’m rejoicing to see Abba work and our wonderful Jehovah Jireh in England’s green and pleasant land”  Father’s abundant blessings on each of you gathered ....with heartfelt thanks to Art&Claudia and wider leadership team from 1982-84, particularly Pauline Levins and also Phil Walker who visited our little Church in Watford around 1977 to share about Gods call to mission, PK, etc!  Thanks and all glory be to God! 
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  Cornelia Landmesser
Thursday, August 2, 2018
I went through Fagra Mill to join the HaGoshrim Team in 1985-86 with Melodie Wilson (then Williams) as leader, and this time helped me a lot in learning how the Lord deals in people’s lives.   While working in secular jobs I remained open to go into Missions. On the way, I did some Linguistics training and passed through a YWAM experience with Indian tribes in Brazil. Only after that there opened up a way to do some extended theological and missiological graduate studies with Columbia International University in a German extension center (part time).    This prepared me for the ministry I am now serving in: since 2007, I’m a Bible teacher at a theological seminary near Maputo, Mozambique, South Eastern Africa. My experience in Israel prepared me to teach vividly background issues of the Bible and provided my first active knowledge of Hebrew, which I later could extend to Biblical Hebrew.   Being a very analytical person, I have come now to a point where I elaborate on Biblical Worldview as opposed to the worldview of African Traditional Religion, and I want to help my African brothers and sisters to diminish syncretism (religious confusion) which is a problem with many, even Evangelical, black African Christians.   My last visit to Israel was in 1990. We dream about providing for our students at least an exposure to this country through some field trip, but that seems still far away, as most people are very poor.   Wishing you all a great and blessed reunion. Greetings - and who ever remembers me, welcome to contact me!  
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  Jonni Sliver
Thursday, August 2, 2018
I relly do regret that I can't take part in this precious moment! I was a Gvar-am for one short year (1982) and my life has never been the same!!! In 1988 I joined YWAM in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, working with children at risk. I had the privilege of living in the house for boys leaving the street and saw how God used all that I learned in Israel to serve those boys. The fruit of PK is blooming in Brazil =). I was with YWAM for 16 years, went back to the States to be with my mom, and when she went home ot the Lord, I came back to Brazil. I have been in a children's shelter in the south for 7 years. It is all along way from Gvar-am, but for sure, a large part of my heart is still there! 
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  Carol Calise (Casebolt)
Thursday, August 2, 2018
I regret that I am not able to make this reunion.  I was on the original Yiftach team with our fearless leaders, Glen and Carole Egilson.  I had just graduated from Bible College that year and must say my time with Project Kibbutz was life changimg.  Upon return to the states I moved to New York to work as an assistant at a Messianic Synagogue.  I have been here in New York ministering to the Jewish people these past 35 years.  I met mu husband here at the congregation and we became the spiritual leaders in 1994.  I have two beautiful children - Josiah, aged 22 and Abigail, age 20. Praying Adonai continues to bless and lead each one of you in your pursuit of Him.
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  Melodie Wilson (nee Williams)
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Sadly, having written in the ‘Attendees’ Bio’, I am now writing in the ‘Regrets’ Guest Book’.  After our trip to Israel 17th April – 15th May 2018, when the Lord really touched my husband, Roy, regarding His heart for Israel – so much so that he wept as he shared with folk at our church on 20th May – he became really unwell (various other ailments piled on top of a mysterious rash which he’d had from before we went to Israel).  At the beginning of June, he was diagnosed as having two strains of renal vasculitis (autoimmune conditions).  He was in hospital for over two weeks and he has been put on various medications, some of which have to be closely monitored alongside weekly blood tests.  He has a weekly injection to provide the hormone that his kidneys should be producing for his red blood cell production in the bone marrow and, in addition, will soon have a once-off dose of iron administered intravenously.  The consultant advised that, not only should he not travel right now, but not this year at all – even though he is making good progress.  The letter from the doctor has enabled us to exchange our uninsured tickets with a waiver of most of the penalty charges – a refund was not possible, so this has ensured that we make plans to visit the USA 1 – 25 March 2019 %uD83D%uDE0A which is the very latest our original ticket is valid for!  We hope that we can see many of you.  Like in my story of God’s healing me alongside the removal of a brain tumour, we believe that Roy will have a wonderful testimony, because God has been at work! With love to you all and prayers that God will meet with you in a powerful way during this 2018 reunion.
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  Steven Kennedy
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
I was all ready to join the reunion but due to circumstances beyond my control I  have had to make a sudden change of plans.  I was a member of the second Dafna team in 1981-82 under the leadership of Rick and Fran.  Under Art and Phil's visionary leadership and teaching I was able to mature into the things of Christ and the appreciate the hidden truths of the Bible. It was a wonderful year and I was able to enter into new levels of worship and prayer that have served me well back in the UK. Truly God is good. I served in British education for 23 years and retired in the December of last year. In 2018 I began visiting other nations to share the message of Christ and support other missionaries, including Phil Walker. This has been a fabulous privilege and I give thanks to God for His grace and mercy as I enter my new stage of life. Blessings to all.
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  Arieh (Rick Griffiths)
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
At the age of fifty, I finally discovered what I wanted to be when I grew up – and became a nurse.  Ultimately, I worked in the intensive care units.  En route to my nursing career, I had stints as an office manager for a drywall contractor then an adoption agency (you can see the relation) and as an environmental engineer.  One advantage of starting in nursing late in life – is that I share or shared many of the maladies as my patients and could better relate.  I returned to Virginia about three years ago and my full-time job became the care of my mother.  We had two great years together for which I am grateful.  I am presently retired but considering returning to nursing because I enjoyed it so.
 
 
  Pete Walker
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
After being in the 1981-82 Gvaram team I returned to England for a year and Stevie (from the team) and I were married, then went back to PK at Sde Nehemia in 84. Back in England I did some musical work, then in 85 somewhat reluctantly returned to my former career in local government development planning.   We lived in Somerset for 8 years, then came to our present home in the Welsh borders in 1994. We have two lovely daughters - Lucy (28) is married to a teacher / youth pastor from South Africa and has a little boy, and Ellie (24) just finished a year with the Navigators and is now going to do more university study in Holland. Stevie has been a very talented textile artist for many years and since the girls grew up she has become much appreciated for her teaching in a wide range of textile skills.   I was very blessed to be able to leave work in 2014 and am now involved in various voluntary activities. With a much less frantic lifestyle I have found prayer and the Bible becoming a lot more alive, and the Lord's presence very real (clearly I had been missing something for years, but you live and learn).   I will always recall that first PK year, in particular, as being hugely influential and formative. I owe a great debt to Art (and others) for having the vision to bring us to Israel to learn about discipleship and the Jewish foundations of our faith. Without that, and through it realising how fundamental the whole of the Bible is to discerning what is happening in the world, I don't know where my faith would be now. It often seems that many whom we meet in churches don't grasp the awesomeness of the Lord's purposes and appear to be drifting, unaware of the spiritual warfare that is going on all around them. Here in Britain the culture is becoming increasingly anti-Christian (and indeed anti-Jewish) so we need to pray for believers to wake up!   We send our best wishes and love to all at the reunion and particularly to those who knew us, and pray that you will have a really blessed and encouraging time!
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  Cathy Danciu
Monday, July 30, 2018
I have been following the Reunion for these months hoping my work schedule would allow me to join you all.  My orientation was on Kib. Dafna 1984-85 then up to mountain top Kib. Menara.  What a time we had that year, life changing in so many ways.  Many of those changes would reveal their worth later in life, in my journey.  I have warm memories, prayerful thoughts for the ones who's path crossed mine that year.  After I left Israel I traveled Europe, meeting up with many of these new friends and seeing their lives where they came from, lived.  Now, 30 some years later...I wish them well and hope they too remember and hold it close to their hearts.   A couple of years later I was back in Jerusalem working with Friend of Israel and caring for a disabled woman for two years.  God must have felt it was time for me to go into deeper water and the world opened, missions by way of working with Humanitarian crisis aid:  food and non-food items.  Some assignments long, others 4-6 months:  Albania, Kenya, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kosova, South Africa.   Now home in the States these 13yrs. it is still in me, the desire to see and do, go and be apart of other landscapes, cultures and traditions.   But, sadly, it will have to wait 2 more years then that  "going out" can begin again.  Only this time retired and not as fast and furious.  Oh, to be young as we all were...seeing the photos on our 'teal' hiking for hours, resting and making ourselves a meal and settling into sleep.  Get up and go at it with the same desire. Blessings to you all!!  God's Best,  Cathy Danciu  
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  Laura Laws
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Hello Everyone: Regretfully, I will not be able to attend, but it sounds like you are going to have a great time! I was on Gonen in 1983-84, then in Hishtalmut at Hagosrhim for November/December of 1984.  Then, I co-lead the 1985 Hulata team with David Roberts. In 1987-1988, I was in Kenya with the Walkers and Goodwins. I have lots of sweet memories of my team members, kibbutz families and other friends on the kibbutzim and in Kenya.  I am so, so thankful to God for the time he gave me in Israel and Kenya. I have been working at my church here in High Point, NC, for 25 years now - another tremendous blessing for me working with a great pastor! I look forward to seeing lots of photos of your time there in Tulsa.  Blessings and love to you all!
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  Margo (Tschetter) Hoffmann
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
It's hard for me to miss out on this reunion.  I would like to be there to honour Art & Claudia for their obedience to God's call on their lives to start PK.  I constantly look back to how the Lord led me to Israel and the impact those years had on my life and walk with Him.    I spent 4 years in Israel ('80-'84) on Kibbutz Gavar-Am, Menara and at the Moshav with Art & Claudia (and a host of other awesome people).  In 1988 I went back  for 6 months with a YWAM team to Kibbutz Hulata.   I have so many great memories, long-time friendships from the teams I was on/led, as well as many good relationships with the Israelis who became family to me.   I am married to a wonderful man who was already involved with Muslim ministry before for 10 years.  Now together we have been serving in this ministry for over 24 years.  God is good.  We have raised 2 sons and live in Vancouver, BC. God bless you all at this reunion.  I love the theme of 'finsihing strong'.  As we all know, there are many who haven't.  Can't wait for the incredible reunion we will have with EVERYONE in Heaven!!!  love to all, Margo   
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  Michelle (Momberg) Scott
Saturday, July 21, 2018
I was also part of the last official PK team in 1986. For the first few years I kept in contact with a number of the team members quite regularly but but less and less as years went by. Debbie and I were roommates for the first 6 months and I had the privilege of her , Stan and the girls visit us. She was a precious sister to me and one of the special friends I look forward to seeing in Heaven one day. I have so many fond memories of a year that significant year that impacted my life and relationship with Jesus. I remember the 6 weeks of orientation at Fagra Mill in Scottland (not just the freezing cold) but also for the love and many truths shared. I came on team just after finishing high school, never having been away from home or church family. One of the most impactful statement Myron shared with us was that we would be ruined for anything less than what we would experience as a team. I learnt what it meant to establish my relationship with the Lord,and being the church where we were as a team. I have never been back to Isael or Kibbutz Dafna again but often recall it with much gratitude for the opportunity the Lord afforded me as a young person. I have grown to love Jesus more and more, serving Him with all my heart in a wonderful body of believers here in South Africa.
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  Nancy Hummel (O'Brien)
Thursday, July 19, 2018
I was on Kiryat Anavim 1980-81 with a great team.  I would love to see them all again.  I regret not being able to attend the reunion. After PK I taught in Christian Elementary School s for over 25 years. During that time I married a wonderful Godly man and we had one beautiful, amazing daughter , who has visited Israel twice.   I presently work for a Ministry that is proclaiming the Gospel  throughout the world 24/7, on TV, radio, and Internet.  It's called 3 Angels Broadcasting Network.   I will always consider PK to be an important part of my life. Although I was only part of it for one year, it helped shape my life. It left me with many happy memories too. I look forward to meeting my team members in the New Jersalem. E
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  Joseph Kennedy
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Kiryat Anavim, ~1979-80~  Shortly after returning home from Israel, I wrote a home bible study program for my church. It ran for 12 yrs. and grew into the largest such program in the state.  I switched churches and wrote the 1st lay counseling program for Anger Mgt./Domestic Violence in the pacific NW. It was so successful it changed the entire course of the outreach program for one of the largest churches in the state. It still runs to this day. During this time I figured out a plan to eliminate street people in any city in America that wanted to use it. As a result the dean of the business school at Antioch University in Seattle, found out about my plan and called me at home every 3 month for the next 3 yrs. offering me admission directly into their Master’s program. This was before I had earned any of my 3 college degrees.  I turned the opportunity down because I was doing seminars with a clinical psychologist (and did so for the next 11 yrs.) In that time I became one of 3 people across America interviewed on national TV regarding our expert opinion on the outcome of the O.J. Simson criminal trial. I was part of an editorial board to standardize a set of state wide curriculum which is now in the process of being adopted by most states in America. When I stopped doing domestic violence volunteer work a number of leading psychologists asserted I had achieved a Ph.D. level knowledge of the subject. I went on to switch field of academic study to economics, (one of my degrees). In which I have a 60 page paper I wrote predicting the 08-09 economic meltdown 10 yrs. before it happened. In that paper I also outlined a plan to save social security. When I sent my plan out to newspapers all across America; I had over 50 major newspapers fighting over the publication rights, including both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. When I sent it out to every sitting Senator in America at the time I received a number of very positive reviews including one from Max Baucus who at the time charred the senate oversite committee for social security. Unfortunately, we had a republican government at the time or most likely we’d be using my plan.

 If people remember me at all it would most likely be because I’m the guy who brought an NFL football to Israel. After coming home I was invited to come play quarter back for a semi-pro football team. Over the next few years I found myself playing a lot of football. At three different times with guys who were currently playing in the CFL. Each time this happened they always wanted me to come up to Canada because they always said I was better than any QB up there. After years of having complete strangers see me throw and or run an offense they would approach me and beg me to walk-on and play for the Seattle Seahawks. Then one day after waterskiing on Mercer Island. I found myself in an impromptu throwing contest with a guy I had never seen or met before. He was standing right next to me and we threw for about a half an hour or more. I beat him. He stomped off; he was quite mad. His buddies came over and informed me he was a backup QB for the Washington Redskins. It was then I reanalyzed that maybe I was a lot better QB than I thought I was. I knew I was good, better than most, I just did not know I was that good. I eventually became a competition level water-skier invited to ski on the senior circuit.

When I tell people I once lived and worked on a Kibbutz is Israel they always ask, “What was that like?” I always reply, it was very much like going to an international community college. It was a lot of fun.

 
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  Martin Jebb
Monday, June 4, 2018
I too shall be unable to attend - Never been to America - Would love to go - but If I did it would be to Vegas! lol and to get Married! Currently living in the SE of England putting my Kibbutz Expericences to good use by raising Pigs and Chickens - alongside my day Job - IT Manager for the Salvation Army!
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  Jan (Massey) Esher
Friday, May 25, 2018
I wish I could attend! I was on Kibbutz Tzuba 1980-81 and at the Carlson's 1981-82. As I think about the reunion, it has occurred to me that so much of my current life is a result of my 2 years with PK. Dear friendships have lasted since those days and are still important to me today, and my daughter grew up hearing so much about Israel that people have asked her if she's Jewish. (She is 20, attending King's College in NYC, and on her way to Israel with a college group next year.) I counsel by phone, with people in the U.S. and with missionaries in different parts of the world (www.DoorofNewHope.com). This dream/vision was born through Barbara Livingston and her counseling ministry in PK. I also teach homeschoolers on the side, something I began when I homeschooled my daughter, and have continued since then, just for fun. Both classes I teach are a result of my 2 years with PK. "Stories of Israel" is the obvious one. I have great fun conveying my love for Israel and the Jewish people. The other is "Memory Masters" which arose from our Scripture memory in PK. Those Scriptures stay with me today. They are ones on which I "meditate day and night" because they live inside me, and I want students to know that richness,too. THANK YOU again, Art and Claudia, and all of PK for such a rich foundation during those PK years! 
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  James Marlow
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Was unofficially on the last half of the last official PK team, 1986 Dafna, led by Debbie Calhoun and David Dickson.  I was 'unofficial' in the sense that I showed up at Dafna as a regular volunteer, met the PK team while eating my first meal in the dining room, and, well, it was quite obvious I was a "PK'er" in spirit...... After 1986 I eventually married a Messianic Jew, moved to Israel for 9 years, and then lived in Phoenix for a total of 8 years, Nashville for 6 years, and now we are currently back in Israel, in the Tiberias area for the last 4 years.  My daughter Gloria finished her IDF service in March.  My son Sammy goes into the IDF in November.  I may be moving back to the Phoenix area very soon.  Currently I am unemployed and it looks like I need to head back for financial reasons.  Chasin' the dream.... Stan Lowe, my roommate back in '86, continues to be a good friend.  
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  Teresa Robinson (Nee Burnett)
Sunday, April 29, 2018
I was on Kibbutz Tsuba 1979-1980 with Ann Lydie and Larry Baggett and Teresa Williams who I note are attending the reuinion. Wish I could be there ............... However  I wish you all a really blessed and amazing time and will be thinking of you all. My Dad (Ken Burnett) used to oversee the UK registrations for PK back in the 70s and 80s so some of the UK PKrs will remember him I am sure. He died 4 years ago now aged 96. I married Andrew in 1984 and we have 3 children and 2 grandchildren now. I am currently still running my own Nursery School which keeps me exceptionally busy!! I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me Teresa Robinson (nee Burnett)  
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  Patty Enns
Saturday, March 24, 2018
I was on Kibbutz Hetiv Halamed He in '78-79 and left when our contract was redone so that I could marry a fellow member , Ed Enns. We have served as missionaries in W. Africa for 32 years, 25 yrs with New Tribes Mission and the remainder with Shield of Faith. We have 2 children, Erica and Chris. Erica and her husband live overseas teaching in a University. Our son is currently in Malaysia. In the last couple of years it has been fun to be in contact with my 2 roommates from Netiv, Sherry and Barbie. We have also stayed in contact with Stuart Brearley over the years. We regret we won't be able to attend as we have to be in Oregon that weekend. We hope that the time together is a rich blessing!  
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  stuart brearley
Thursday, March 22, 2018
sorry that I am unable to make it, but it's a long way from England! I was on Kibbutz Netiv Halamed He from 1978-79. Phil and Debbie were originally our leaders, then John and Helen Winlow. I am still in touch with helen and a few others from those days  after being on the kibbutz I returned to England, moved to John and Helen's church in Crawley and have been in it ever since. I am married and have two grown up daughers and have worked in the civil service for most of my career. Now partially retired, working 3 days a week, which is really good. Would be lovely to hear from any others who were on the kibbutz with me 
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  Neil Fitzgeorge
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
I regret I won't be able to attend - owing health difficulties, through ageing - Im 72 this year. Greetings to all I know from 1980 -81 -I was on Kiryat Anavim. I see Theresa is registered, but she seems to be the only one, so far. For those of you who do not know, Jackye Zenzel is now presumably with the Lord, in His Kingdom. She was 59 years young, when in our group. We were in contact with one another 10 years ago, but the Care Home manager told me last year she was sure she had died, a few years before. I guess some others of our group will be coming too - we shall see. God's blessings from England, to all P.K.ers. Yours in Christ jesus,  Neil Fitzgeorge
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  Jorgen Kawanishi
Monday, March 19, 2018
Hi my name is  Jorgen Kawanishi (Persson before I married)  was on kibbutz Dafna 1982-83 and kibbutz Dan 1983. Roy Sowerby and Penny Cook were my team leaders on Dafna and Philipp von Orelli team leader on Dan. I am a Swedish citizen married to a Japanese lady. Now I am working as a missionary in Japan. I have been here for 20 years and been pastoring a church here. I am very thankful for my time in PK. I’m sorry but I will not be able to come to the reunion. Wish you all a great time. Jorgen Kawanishi
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  Mairon McIntosh
Friday, March 16, 2018
Sadly, I wont be able to join you for the great reunion time.  Regrets....  Here is what I have been doing.....   Been home for a bit now (Vancouver, BC).  Went to Bogota Colombia to teach Davidic Dance for worship, 1 year.  Coventry England with Operation Mobilization as their Admin/Secretary.  Went to Kenya (3 months) to help set up ICM's Library (Myron & Phil's Baby) 9 months on MV Africa Mercy (YWAM's Medical Ship) as their Receptionist embarking Crew, Docs & Nurses...... Now home working as Reception in Manulife full time.....   Was wondering about another trip to ISrael sometime, hoping one of these PK reunions might happen there!  
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  Jo Ann Daniels Blount
Friday, March 16, 2018
 1977 was the year I was Volunteer with Project Kibbutz. I just finished Bible College and went with a group from Bayshore Methodist Church in Tampa, Florida. Dan & Brenda Warthen were our leaders. Art and Claudia Carlson lived lived on Kiryat Anavim with us. We had a fine group, many who have stayed in contact with Israel, Nancy Sebastian (Elisheva Shomron), Moe & Kathy Smith, and many others who have spread the Word. I married in 1982 and returned to Kiryat Anavim in 1986 and stayed for 1 year then moved in Jerusalem for a season, then to Cyprus, and on to YWAM for 5 years serving in Montana, Thailand,Singapore and Neah Bay. We settled in Seattle where Wendell retired from Crista Ministries. We adopted our daughter in Neah Bay and her and her two children are still in Washington while we have moved back to just north of Tampa in Zephyrhills, Florida. 
 
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  Bob Kuder
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Shalom - I am sorry, but I will not be able to attend the PK reunion. A brief update: I was on Kiryat Anavim from 1978 -79 and milked cows in the Refet. Upon returning to Kalamazoo, Michigan (where I am from) I went back working as an X-ray Tech at the hospital. I married Madeleine Keefe, whom I had dated before I went to Israel. We had two sons, Nick "
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  Chrissie Brown
Saturday, March 3, 2018
So sorry I can't make it across the Pond, but will be thinking of you. We had a great time here in the Midlands in August 2017.
After PK in Hulata, then Lebanon and Kenya, I studied for 2 years at All Nations, and SIL, then was in China among the Uyghurs for 4 years.
Now I am involved in recruitment and mobilisation with WEC International at our new UK HQ in Coventry.
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