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Strike It Rich or Just Strike -Jeff


Mining is the economic backbone in South Africa and supplies a large number of jobs. That is reflected here in Rustenburg where we have been seeing the economic impact of the latest strike. This latest strike began around the 1st of February and is still continuing. So far it has been peaceful, however, the longer the strike lasts, and the longer people are without pay, the hungrier people get. We pray that this strike will end soon so that we will not see this one become violent like past strikes. Read More...

Hold On Tight -Abby


As I was walking with my daughter this morning, I was reminded of something that I read recently.  I can't remember the exact wording of the quote.  To be honest, I can't remember where I read it or who wrote it either.  However, the basic idea has stuck with me, and this morning, as my little girl stomped through every puddle and explored every familiar nook and cranny that now look, feel, and smell so different after days of steady rain, that picture came back to me. Read More...

What a Clown! -Abby

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On Saturday, February 8, I had the privilege of spending the day at Jackson’s Ridge Children’s Ministry training Centre teaching a group of about 12 delegates the basic principles of being a clown. It was such a fun day!

Feeling a Little Foreign at Thanksgiving - Jeff

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It is very interesting celebrating Thanksgiving in a foreign country. But even though it feels a little foreign, there are so many things that I am thankful for that I would like to share with you.

Looking Back: Our Stateside Tour - Abby


As I sit in my living room listening to the sounds of Jeff, Justice, and Jacob working on a project outside (crafting screens for our bedroom windows and wooden frames to hang screens across our metal bedroom doors), and enjoying the peace of knowing my toddler is making the most of a much-needed nap, I find myself thinking back on our 12 weeks in the States. Read More...