Sunday, March 30, 2008



But first, on the much lighter side, a little more from the Scott Congdon and Steve Horrex show. These two have been working together for 25+ years and it does show. What they have worked for, planned for and orchestrated here in South Africa with Humphrey Birkenstock of Rainbow FM and Bill Hebner and his group from the U.K. is nothing short of a miracle. The planting of a mustard seed that is already growing with the anticipation of 500 volunteers coming in 2009 to build even more houses! It has already started.

Today was the day for many goodbyes and many tears were shed. Tommy the manager of Ebenzers Community Center couldn’t say goodbye. He just couldn’t do it. He was so moved by what happened here. He just couldn’t say goodbye and he just had to stay away because he didn’t want us to go.

After most everyone left, Steve and Scott could let down. Whether they will admit it or not (and they won’t) they have been under a tremendous amount of stress which has resulted with sleepless nights and some “burp,” indigestion. However, back in the car, with most everyone gone, they are back to their old selves and it went like this with Scott at the wheel and Steve in the navigator’s seat:

Steve to Scott: Turn right.
Scott: No it’s a left.
Steve: No, it’s a right. You [turkey].
Scott: Don’t call me that you [turkey]. I know it’s a left.
Steve: No you don’t, because you’re wrong.
Scott: Yes I do. I know I’m right!
Steve: Shut up!
Scott: Why should I when I know I’m right.
Steve: You don’t know, because I know you’re wrong.
And on and on and on it will hopefully continue as His Story becomes our story. His Story is the Bible which is called the “Living Word” and His Story has been alive and well with what God has accomplished through Amor here in South Africa. And for the Historic News Flash :

5 double wide homes in 5 days (Never been done here before!)

5 homes in 5 days at a cost almost 40% less than what the African government
said it could be done for!

5 homes in 5 days with a construction style that has been validated in Mexico for
the past 28 years, with thousands of homes being built with a totally different
style of construction than what South Africa is accustom to!

And we did it in less time than the South African government said it could be

Peoples lives were changed as we experienced each other and many found their
faith and now know they can trust in God!

The truth is, we didn’t do this, God did it through us and it brings hope for the future of South Africa. Won’t you please join us!

Friday, March 28, 2008


We toil away on this the hot African day in this labor of love and we brought along with us two very important characters, all the way from Mexico. No, they are not Steve Horrex and Scott Congdon—but in a way they are—because here they are, here we all are: Manual and Labor.

It has been decided we are going to stay an extra day at Ebenezers to finish the houses. But the kids are tired and we are too. With an extra day we can take a mid-day break and we are off to Joburg (Johannesburg) for shopping at the flea market. Along the way, we pass the construction site of the new soccer (their football) stadium being built for the Word Cup, where the eyes of the world will be on South Africa in 2010. If we think the Super Bowl is big, it is small in comparison to the worldly audience of the World Cup where over a billion people will watch. We all get a nice break and some of us shop. No, we did not find Livingston and he’s still missing, however I did find something better, believe or not, I actually bumped into one of my relatives. Unbelievable!? And it wasn’t just one relative because I bumped into three. First it was my brother, then it was my sister and then (“Oh No!”) it was my Mother. That was great. However, the only question I have is: if they were my brother, my sister and my mother; why did they want all of my money as I bartered for their goods?

Scott, Jackson, and Dan (I think Dan drew in Scott's ears)

In 2010, after the World Cup there will be a World Conference of ministers in South Africa and Amor will be there. They will hear about what God is doing with Amor. Many will come and see the tangible fruits of God’s love, His manual labor. The building of homes—5 homes in 5 days!—and the building up of His people, with His Spirit, the Holy Spirit. Truly, the only way to describe this experience is as “Amazing!”

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”


Thursday, March 27, 2008


Construction, Construction, Construction. That is what we are doing. With Bill Hebner’s eclectic group of young warriors; kids and young adults, many who have never been to Church and who have never swung a hammer or wielded a saw. They are an absolutely magnificent group of young pioneers who are building 5 houses in 5 days. And unbeknownst to them they are on a Crusade to break down the walls that separate us and to build bridges that connect us by building five houses in five days. That is so much worth repeating: FIVE HOUSES IN FIVE DAYS! God is accomplishing this through us in South Africa. We are His hands and His legs and we are His labor; and it is through His labor of love that we are here building homes and hope in South Africa.

Being here, doing this, as the British would say is “off the bleeding charts.” Nothing is random, nothing is coincidence, what we all are experiencing is by Divine Incidence.

These kids and young adults and us older guys and gals too; we are all having the experience of a lifetime. Really! Every action and every interaction with the South Africans and with each other are amazing interactions where God is planting and building amazing relationships. We are building homes together. Homes to help keep families to together; it is the cornerstone of Amor Ministries. The miracle that happens with this ministry of Love (Amor means love in Spanish) is that we are building these homes, God is building us His Home in our hearts; something which is critical to our very lives and to any hope we can have for our future, especially our future together with God in what we are to labor to achieve; our Home in Heaven with Him. And so we say, over and over again, “Buy a Donkey, Buy a Donkey,” which in Afrikaans means “Thank you very much, Thank you very much!”

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Humphrey and Rainbow FM have set up a live broadcast at Ebenezers and he starts our day with Afrikaan reggae. We begin the mourning with a blast. Then Humphrey interviews the kids and young adults from the worksite. The energy here is sky-high. Everyone loves it as they talk about it.

Humphrey is a most incredible man. He says: “Nobody influences me. Nobody can tell me anything. The only one I listen to is God.”

The walls are up the, windows and doors are going in; soon the roofing materials will arrive. Nails are being pounded, wood is being cut as friendships and relationships are being formed. God is alive and doing so very well here in South Africa and HE is living through us and we are so very much alive.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


The work continues with the framing and by the end of the day some walls are up. It’s beginning to look like a small development of model tract homes. For the 75 youth, their leaders from Wales and our contractor in the field, Steve Horrex, this is a long, hot trying day. The siding arrives and it’s the wrong size.

Drink water, everyone drink water, lots of water. For some of these youth it is the hardest working day of their life… and they are doing a fantastic job.

More than 7 million South Africans live in shacks with little to no basic human services like water or sanitation. The poverty rate has escalated to 55% and the unemployment rate amongst the African youth is 80%.

Ebenezers is located between two townships and about 400 yards behind us is a squatter community. A squatter community is when people start living on somebody’s private property. If the owner doesn’t respond immediately by forcing them off, others come; in the hundreds—and then the thousands. The owner looses control of his interest. This squatter’s community started up 15 years ago with over a thousand family members. Nobody really knows how many people live here, because in the squalor of poverty there is no way to tell. Humphrey takes 6 of us in and we do a photo/video/news shoot. In the middle of this community they have cut the field; it’s their soccer field. A game is being played and there are hundreds watching. School is off this week and they will play football all day. The houses are made of sheet metal and heavy rocks hold the roof on. There are no windows and in the heat of the day these shacks are ovens. In front of one, behind the barb wire are three generations of one family; a grandfather, grandmother, two daughters, 3 grandchildren and two dogs. We smile and they smile back. The grandmother says something. I cannot hear her. I move closer. She calls out again. I still cannot understand. She calls out again, this time I hear her say “Are you going to help us?”

Monday, March 24, 2008


We are on fire! Both from the incredible Easter Sunday service we experienced to the dancing in the rain. We’re ready to work and the day starts off by breaking into teams. Suddenly, Keith Meadows screams “FIRE!” Panic! Keith quickly directs the panic into an organized response with a mad dash for buckets of water to douse the flames. It was an electrical fire, probably the result of 80 new residents over taxing their limited electrical system. We caught it in time.

Scott “Scotty” Congdon walks from his room into a small open courtyard and has a serious de-ja-vu. He stops in his tracks and is momentarily stunned by this revelation of “Ephesians 1:11-12: In Him we are also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of His Glory.

It’s time to get to work and we come out of the chute running. The slabs are poured, all the framing is be pre-cut in the tent and the teams commence building the twenty exterior walls in sections. It’s a long hot day of Amor construction under the beautiful hot African sun.

Neil Jones from Wales is only 14 years old and towards the end of the day he is asked to describe his experience so far. Neil says, “Amazing! It is the only word that could begin to describe this.” He and his older brother Karl needed to raise $1,800 to make this trip. Their small Welch-Baptist church called Llanelwy consists of only 35 people. Neil said that the South Africans he’s met are “friendly, upbeat and positive and I’ve fallen in love with them in a matter of days.”

It is apparent to us that Ebenezers Community Center is a solid “Gold” nugget in this field of the Lord and it is becoming more and more evident to us that we are meant to be here!

Sunday, March 23, 2008


It's Easter Sunday and we're celebrating at Harvestime Dome, a non-denominational church located in one of the pooest areas in Johannesbug. They sing, they dance, they raise their hands up and celebrate: "Hosanna, Hossana, Jesus Christ is King!” They embrace each other, and some are moved to tears. It is Resurrection Sunday which for the past 2008 years represents the greatest day in the history of mankind. Pastor Dalton whose home we are staying at leads the service and he welcomes us warmly. There is a full Gospel choir, a drummer, a keyboardist, a guitarist and the children dance. This large auditorium is filled with spiritual evangelical energy and we are lifted up by the celebration. Pastor Dalton teaches that God has a plan and a purpose for our lives. We are not here by choice or accident, we are here because God planned for us to be here, and our purpose is the hand of God. He brought us here to the soil of the “Dark Continent” and Jesus is proclaiming that the Light shall now shine on South Africa. God is planting a seed in South Africa through Amor Ministries and the harvest of this seed shall come to South Africa. Amor has come to build homes and once it starts we won’t want it to stop. We will want them to come, and to come and to come and to help us in South Africa. This celebration service has an energy that is not of this world, and for some of our students it is the first religious service they have ever attended.

After the service we board the buses and travel to SOWETO which is an acronym for “Southwestern Township” It was here on June 16, 1976 that 15,000 students marched against the white controlled Africana government, and it was here that Hector Pietersen was shot and killed. The tragedy of this young boy’s death was captured in a historic photo showing Hector’s horrified sister and his friend carrying him. As the photograph spread throughout South Africa riots and protests erupted as 600 people died in those protests during the following year.


After we visited this historic sight in SOWETO we headed to Ebenezer Care Community where we will be living and working together for the next week. Tommy and the community here have done a fantastic job preparing for 80 new residents. Clouds had been forming throughout the day and after dinner a most magnificent thing happened. It started to rain with thunder and lightning. It was pouring down buckets. African music began to be blasted and some African girls began to dance in the rain. Quickly, our students joined them and danced in the rain. It was a dancing circle of joy that rotated in one direction then spontaneously changed directions. They were dancing under African skies and illuminated by the lightning, and the significance of the moment was magnified by the rolling thunder. As they danced a new kid joins the circle. He is filled with exuberance and joy as he dances. And just who is this kid? It’s Scotty Congdon!

Saturday, March 22, 2008


The advance team which is comprised of Scott, Steve and their band of Merry Men headed off to American Express to make a cash withdrawal of $5,000 and then move it to a South African account where it was transferred into the building suppliers account. The band of Merry Men doubled as Scott’s unarmed escort. It was a successful transaction with a lesson learned—don’t go to the bank in South Africa on Saturday as the lines are very long. After the 2+ hour wait and transactions it was off to “Juicy Lucy’s” for refreshing fruit drinks. It then started to rain and we decided not to meet up with the British group at the Lion and Rhino Park, and the cave where the world’s oldest skull was found. Truth is, it’s been a long week of running around and we are very tired. We go back to Pastor Dalton’s house for our first afternoon rest which was needed.

The British and all the others were off to a beautiful day at the game park. They saw lots of lions and were able to go down into The Cave. During the day at the park we had our first medical situation as two of the Brits couldn’t resist jumping on trampolines meant for smaller kids. They were two heavy and went too high, bumping their heads on the overhead beams which required a few stitches.

We all gathered for a buffet dinner at the Boston Barbeque and picked our way through an assortment of dishes including; curried pickled fish, pickled jalapenos, Portuguese chicken livers, Kudu sausage, kidneys and onions, impala, monkey gland steak and what would any meal be without Tongue in French Mustard.


Friday, March 21, 2008


We started with a meeting at Ebenezer Community Center to check on delivery of building materials and meet with Tommy and his work crew regarding the pouring of the five slabs. After reviewing the situation, this time Steve said, “It’s all really good.” Scott and Dan were dropped off at the University of South Africa, the largest correspondence University in the world to look for internet access. After clearing their security station we entered the campus to find a ghost town; no students, no teachers-- nobody. We found our way inside and walked the buildings. Nothing; no internet signals. We walked backed to Rainbow FM.

We learned today that Tommy and his wife, Shirley the Directors of Ebenezer (Christian) Community Center, were both were orphans and actually met at an orphanage. We also learned they recently took in a newborn baby, just days old, wrapped in newspaper and left on their driveway. The child will be taken in and loved. We’re all looking forward to the construction week which will start Monday and where we will all be living and working with this very large family of African orphans.

The troops arrived from Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Britain and the USA this evening, led by the notorious and illustrious Bill Hebner and his wife Bridgette. Three different incoming international flights. We are back and forth to the airport with vehicles and two hired buses. One of the buses it turns out can only travel at 10-15 miles per hour resulting in a long ride to the Church where they are to spend the night. They arrived all knackered and hungry, but the good thing is they arrived. Uh Oh! After everyone is in it’s learned that three missed their flight and another trip back to the airport (25 miles each way) is necessary. It was a long day for everyone and its Mexico all over again. You know, Mexico-Flexico. Well, by the end of the day it all worked out and eventually everyone was fed and tucked in for the night. It’s a good thing that God is in control and man’s best laid planes are put to rest. Goodnight & God Bless!

Thursday, March 20, 2008


We woke at 6:00 am and were at Rainbow FM by 7:00 where four of us did a live, “on air” interview with Humphrey Birkenstock, the Session Manager who has a listenership of about 110,000. Steve Cosgrove and Scott Congdon spoke about what Amor does and the purpose of this trip; to build homes for the poorest of the poor. Steve Horrex spoke about the construction of the homes and Dan Irving spoke of the historic story taking place between Amor Ministries and South Africa. After the interview we were off again to hunt down building materials and camp supplies, then back to Rainbow FM for a fabulous lunch. Food and mealtime is an expression of love and the South African hospitality. Their appreciation for what Amor Ministries is doing is incredible. We are being loved and fed with six to seven course meals. We shall all come back heavier than when we arrived.

Romans 12:9-13 “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in af

fliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”

After lunch our African Safari for building materials and supplies was back on into the concrete jungle of Johannesburg.

The day ended at Ebenezer’s Community Center where the men living there

had cleared the ground, dug the footings and were preparing to pour the concrete for the slab foundations. When work commences on Monday with our 100+ workers we shall hit the ground running. We should be able to complete the objective: five double houses in one week! These homes will house 50 people which will be immediately filled and then there will be the hope for more to come.

As a blogger, vol

unteer, gopher and worker, along with trying to be a keen observer I have been amused by some of the interactions between Scott Congdon and Steve Horrex who after working together for the past 28 years are like an old married couple. I understand both their brains and patience are being taxed to the max and they are in a time crunch to get things done. Part of today’s discussion went like this:

Scott to Steve: “How much is that going to cost us?”

Steve: “About 15,000.”

Scott: “15,000, no way, we can’t afford that!.”

Steve: “Well that’s what it is, 15,000, I’m sure of it, I’ve worked the numbers over and over.”

Scott: “We can’t do it.”

Steve: “We’ll have to because that’s what it comes out to. We’ll just have to mak

e it work.”

Scott: “There’s no way we can afford it, not with five houses.”

Steve: “Well those are the numbers.”

Scott: “How could you have been so mistaken, how could you be so ‘OFF?’”

Steve: “What do you mean; it’s what we planned for?”

Scott: “No it’s not!”

Steve: “Yes it is!”

Dead silence.

Scott: “Wait a minute, wait a minute. Are you thinking in terms of dollars or rand?”

Steve: “We’re in South Africa; I have to make my calculations in rand.”

Scott: “OK, OK, we’re OK then. I was thinking in terms of dollars.”

Steve “You dummy”

Scott: “I’m the dummy!? You’re the dummy.”

Steve: “Give me a break."

Well, it’s onward and upward as these two speak their minds to each other, which is a good thing, or as Steve Horrex would say, “It’s all good.”

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


It’s still wet and cold outside, but inside we are warming up to South Africa. Amor is being challenged and confronted with problems and Steve Horrex’s brain is being taxed and he must rearrange the plans. How to build an Amor house in South Africa, an Amor house that can be constructed in a weeks’ time with an enthusiastic, young, yet unskilled labor force? Steve has to think about a different roofing system other than the one he has been accustomed to during the past 28 years, and a different exterior system because many of the materials which he’s use to aren’t available here. Everything has to be recalculated with new materials and different costs, then converted from dollars to rand. While he’s doing this he has to try and stay on budget, which if Amor is successful at will absolutely shake South Africa up, because they cannot comprehend that Amor can build a house below what the government or local contractors could build it for. If Amor is successful here and able to accomplish what they have set out to do, it will truly be God’s work. Prayer was answered and the sun has started to come out!

As the day progressed Steve decided, “When in Rome do as the Romans do.” He’s going to adapt the South African roof system to the Amor house; however he has come up with his own exterior siding system. We don’t have the time to work with brick as they commonly do when they build here. Amor is pioneering a new exterior siding system in this construction, and if it works…!

Both Steve and Scott are being heavily challenged, their minds are racing and sleep doesn’t come easy. They’re tired, but as you would say in Southern California, they are “stoked!” Scott is busy keeping relationships going forward, forging new ones, cultivating existing ones and making sure this vision for Amor ministries stays on track. He’s being pulled in different directions because so many need help here. “Could you build houses for us? Could you build classrooms for our school? Our Church needs buildings, could you help us? Yes, yes we’d like to; but we are here to build
houses for th
e poorest of the poor.”

South Africa is a big city, with much of the same that goes on in any big city. But what is happening here is critical to all of mankind because the war of principalities is monumental in South Africa and all of Africa. Africa has been divided for so long. There is deep rooted fear, hatred and separation. Apartheid is more than a wound it is an infected virus which has spread throughout. There can be a strong undercurrent of anger as a result of the suppression and oppression. There is new hope here with the ending of Apartheid and we are so blessed and excited to be here; to be a part of that new hope. It will not come easy; it can’t. It will take years of hard work, and many hands working together. And of course it will take money. Most importantly it will take prayer, lots of prayer and only through the blood of Jesus and the workings of the Holy Spirit are these things possible. Only through the forgiveness of the cross do we have hope to forgive each other and live together. Without that forgiveness we are doomed, forever doomed.

Here in Africa the sins of man are so eerily apparent and that is why, now! more than ever, this world needs to come together and work together in helping our brothers and sisters in South Africa. And Jesus is with us, you can feel it here. His loving, working and forgiving hands are working through us. He can lift us up, restore us and bring us home into His Kingdom!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


It’s still raining non-stop. We begin the day with prayer, then breakfast and off to Rainbow FM for morning meetings, then off to hunt down building materials. They do things differently here; roofs are mostly metal or of a metal composite, measurements are all metric (you can’t even buy the Imperial system/inches and feet because that is against the law). We’re purchasing rain gear because the forecast is for rain, rain and more rain and we’re purchasing flashlights and batteries because of the national rolling blackouts. Friday is Good Friday and everything will be closing down so we need to have the materials figured out and ordered by Wednesday so they can be delivered on Thursday, to be sure everything is here by Monday for work to commence. During our evening meal we gave thanks and prayed for the rain to stop.

Lauren a beautiful young lady who works at Rainbow FM and who was a finalist on South African Idol sung us a hymn of praise that lifted our hearts.

Monday, March 17, 2008


It’s still cold and wet and it is unusually cold for late Fall in South Africa.. Today started out with meetings at Rainbow FM with Humphrey who operates the station, a real shaker and mover, along with being an outstanding character. The conference room we meet in started with 8 and by the end of the meeting had 12 people coming and going. The one thing that is apparent is that there is definitely a need here for what Amor does.

Off to the community center named Ebenezer which is located between two townships and where the Director had no idea what Humphrey was bringing them; a group called Amor who were coming to build them homes. 137 people live here including 65 children. They have a vegetable garden, a bakery, a play ground and they make their own bricks to sell. It is evident they are poor, dirt poor, but it is equally evident they are rich in Christian spirit. We sat down with them and Steve Horrex explained what Amor wanted to do--they were overjoyed with what God had brought them. Their Director, Tommy said, “I see a vision with this.” They were astounded that Amor would be able to build homes for them in just one weeks’ time. “I’m excited and once it starts I won’t want it to stop. I want to work on it with my own hands with you. I want to be involved in the whole process,” Tommy said. By the end of our meeting all of Amor’s planning from Plan A had evolved into Plan E with most everything coming together. We are now all going to be working, living, laughing and praying together with the folks living at the Ebenezer Community Center. By the end of the day the Director gathered us together in a circle, holding hands in prayer, worship song and it ended with them literally jumping up and down in joy and giving thanks to God.

Sunday, March 16, 2008


It’s cold and raining, very cold, and this is South Africa? And the rain and cold is being completely off set by the South African hospitality. We are staying at Pastor Dalton’s and being promoted by Rainbow FM . The plan was to build up to ten homes in Kimberly, South Africa, but due to government regulations and some lack of communications between local and national government officials it is not going to happen. Kimberly will learn today and will be tremendously disappointed that they will not be getting the Amor houses; this time.

It’s on to plan B and building homes in the Johannesburg area at a Christian Community center where the compound may be called “Rainbow Amor Village.” This Christian community center is known as “Ebenezer’s Community Center” which they translate into “Rock of Hope.”

With the complete shift in plans Steve Horrex is doing double duty. Many are the plans of me but the Lord directs His actions. Steve’s poignant words to all, “we are here to make a difference” and “whatever it takes we will make it happen.”

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Time To Go

Three guys with a combined age of 153, with three sore backs, a very sore neck, a recently operated on knee, a soon to be operated on shoulder and numerous other multiple aliments boarded a jet this AM for South Africa to meet up with a group of 75 from Wales, England, a family from Indiana, a CEO from Canada and one American youth, along with 30 South African youth who will join together to endeavor to build homes and to establish the beginning of Amor Ministries with the hope of creating an ongoing international ministry of keeping families together while building Christian hope and character in everyone involved.

It’s the beginning of a long thought-out dream from Scott Congdon along with his fellow founders who are his wife, Gayla and his best friend Steve Horrex. It’s the beginning of a new beginning on a continent and in a country filled with problems including an HIV/AIDS birth rate of 30% where many children receive a death sentence before they are born. There are 38.6 million people infected with HIV/AIDS worldwide and 24.5 million (65%) live in Sub-Saharan Africa.

It’s a new Government since Apartheid ended in 1994, a new government of new people learning how to govern. It’s a country filled with problems… however from the perspectives of this Amor Missions team those problems mean only one thing—opportunities to help.

The following posts on South Africa are being written by Dan Irving in conjunction with Scott Congdon. Dan has worked on four Amor Mission trips with the Evangelical Free Church in Chico, California. Dan is presently writing a book called “Home” that includes a biography of Amor and he is blessed to be on this historic Amor Mission trip to South Africa.

Amor Takes Off For South Africa
Steve Horrex, Dan Irving and I departed for South Africa this morning at 7:45am aboard a Delta jet. Our flight took us across the US on this historic flight in 3 hours and 20 minutes. The 2008 mile flight landed us in tornado laden weather that was wreaking havoc in Atlanta, Georgia. It was one of the bumpiest landings in a big jet this size I have been on. We soon heard that the tornado had even damaged the Georgia Dome..

We are now stuck on the tarmac with rain and hail pummeling the jet. The on-time departure is now a myth. We have now been on the ground foe over3 hours and a half hours, about the same time we have been in the air at this point (3 hours and 20 minutes).

Once we take off again we will face a 19 hour flight to Johannesburg with a short refueling stop in six hours in Senegal, the most westerly point in Africa.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Scott Starts Podcasting

My aged laptop computer finally gave way to a new one and much to my surprise it came as an Apple MacBook. After struggling through the Windows to Mac transition I have finally mastered enough of it to figure out how to podcast. Basically this a way of developing and publishing a lot of different media types than can be played on iPods, other media devices, including computers.

I published our first podcast this week with the help of Steve Horrex, our Director of International Relations. This initial podcast is a 15 minute discussion of why Amor is going to South Africa. Click on this link, Simply Scott Podcast, or the picture below to view the podcast page. I am also adding a link to the Simply Scott blog that makes it easy to click on and navigate to the Simply Scott Podcast.