Who is the most powerful person in the world? A frequent-traveler friend asserts, "It's the person in passport control at the airport." You know the feeling. You've handed over your passport, and the frowning official slowly flips through the pages. Seconds drag like hours. The official holds a rubber stamp, which eventually circles above the page. Circling, and still circling. Finally, the stamp thuds onto the page. There is no better sound to the international traveler.
Around 150 Christian publishers, editors and writers from 30 countries will attend LittWorld in Kenya. Many will fly into Nairobi. We aren't expecting any visa problems. Yet please pray the "most powerful people in the world" in airport passport control will also be the friendliest people in the world, and that anyone needing a tourist visa will get one.