Dear loved ones in the
I only have time for a short note. We have been extremely busy during the
last 5 weeks. Most of the time we have been contacting businesses, asking
them to donate goods that we need. This have been done telephonically as
well as physically going from business to business with the lists of our
needs and a letter from WMC to prove our authenticity. It has been an extremely
humbling experience for me. In the beginning I felt like a beggar from
the streets until I had a renewal of the mind and the Lord reminded me
that it is not about me...... Now it is easier because I am quite happy
to be a "beggar" for Jesus, as long as the Kingdom work gets
done!! I also realised that in doing this work, I was at the same time
ministering to the people I got into contact with. There were many times
that people were rude and unfriendly and said very unkind things, but the
Lord taught me through that what it is to bless and love people despite
The boat is now out of the water and on the trailer. At least we don't
have to walk through the water anymore, just climb a ladder!!
We were supposed to leave yesterday (2 Aug) but the transport will only
be available within the next two weeks, and our new date is now 16 Aug.
Please pray with us that this will be the final date, God willing, of course!
We are also still trusting the Lord for the import duty exemption of R50,000.
We have a new team member, Jaco. He has had some experience in evangelisation
and church planting when he worked on the Linaka last year. We are very
exited about the addition because we are sure that Jaco's experience will
benefit us. He purposes to stay with us until the end of the year.
As some of you know, our ministry will start in Malawi, where the boat
will be launched at Chipoka first. We are going to be working under the
Yoa, of Mocambique and from there move up towards our ultimate target area
in Tanzania. We don't understand why this should be, but we know that God
knows and that is enought for us. (Area where we will be working is around
I sold my Toyota and bought a Land Cruiser 4x4 for us to use when we are
in Malawi & Tanzania, as we need transport to fetch fuel & food
and of course should we have any emergencies to get someone to hospital
Well, that is all for now. I will keep you informed of our movements as
I love and miss you all and pray that the Lord will keep you safe, joyful
and praying. Thanks to all for your prayer-, financial- and other support.