Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tommy caught a Cobb Fish in the Sundays River

There is always poverty.

South Africa is worlds different from what we know in Sierra Leone. It's modern! Malls everywhere, interstates, restaurants, high fashion... But there is always poverty. On the outskirts of every city and town there is an area of government housing and a squatter's camp. As we've passed many, I've thought that if I lived here, I would hope for the opportunity to minister in one of these places. I think I would love it!

Plettenberg Bay

Knysna, Coast of South Africa

Hiking Robberg Island

Robberg Island in the background


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Spring in South Africa!

It's Spring here in South Africa. Mild temps, flowers and trees blooming. GORGEOUS!

Tim & Jeanne

How blessed we are to have Tim & Jeanne as friends! Tim was our pastor in Sherman from 1991-94. During that time God called their family, including 3 children, as missionaries to West Africa. They spent a year in France language learning, then were in Ivory Coast for 3 years, Senegal for 10 years, and now South Africa for the last 2+ years.

Tom and I are feeling like royalty as they tote us around to doctors, labs and outpatient hospital appointments. We are chowing down on foods we have missed over the last 10 months, and squeezing in some site-seeing on the weekends and in between appointments. We would never have been able to make all these arrangements ourselves!

We have especially enjoyed meeting their church family! It's been a joy to worship with the folks of Germiston Baptist Church the last 2 Sundays! God is so good!