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!



16 Responses to “South Africa trip blog”

  1. Michelle Says:

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

  2. Jay Niblick Says:

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

  3. Chuck Says:

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

  4. Jerry Houston Says:


    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 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.


  5. Becky Says:

    Have a blast!

  6. Deb Says:

    Looking forward to hearing more.

  7. Sandy Bowman Says:

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

  8. Nancy Lyn Cotter Says:

    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!

  9. Lynne Says:

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

  10. Michele Hartlove Says:

    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.

  11. Nancy Gentle Boudrie Says:

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

  12. Lisa Gravely Says:

    Have a fabulous trip and safe travels!

  13. Zali Mbombo Says:

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

  14. Michelle Says:

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

  15. bob weber Says:

    Be safe and have fun

  16. Lynne Says:

    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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