Going to Africa

by Kelvin Belfon


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain


Over the years, I’ve had quite a few opportunities to do missionary and humanitarian work in other countries. I love meeting new people and learning about their culture in the process.

This trip, this time is different.

Hundreds of years ago, some of my ancestors made the Trans-Atlantic journey from Africa to the Caribbean under very different circumstances. For so many different reasons, the dream of going to Africa has held a very special place in my heart ever since I was a young man growing up in the Grenada.

Even now living in the United States, married with children, a job and numerous responsibilities, I never thought it would happen, at least not anytime soon.

In a few hours I will begin a brief, but much anticipated journey back to Africa. I will land in Kampala, Uganda. There I’ll be working with the Hoffman Family Foundation. Through the Foundation, a school that accommodates  approximately 500 children was built. The grand opening ceremony will be this Thursday.

I’m excited to be invited to participate in such an important occasion. I can’t wait.

Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.

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15 thoughts on “Going to Africa

  1. Barbra says:

    Love the quote — and know it’s true! Explore, because “you never know what good things will pour in when the heart is open to life.” Quote from my office calendar today. Enjoy, Barbra

  2. Terri says:

    That’s wonderful, Kelvin!! But please be safe as much as possible – I’ve heard Kampala isn’t in the greatest shape.

    Will definitely keep you in my thoughts and send good vibes your way.

  3. Calla says:

    As the saying goes…those that can do,& the rest of pray! (Or something like that)
    Which I will be doing doing. How long is the mission?
    God be with you.

  4. Christy King says:

    Wow, what an amazing opportunity. I will definitely keep you in my prayers.

  5. Dan Holzinger says:

    That’s awesome my friend. I will be praying for you. I hope you see and experiance wonderful things.
    God bless

  6. Yolanda says:

    So cool! Can’t wait to hear about your work and adventures.

  7. Gillian Claudia Johnson-Baptiste says:

    Good for you Pastor!Do enjoy……
    God’s blessings!

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