Joy and Sorrow

Leon and Mack just returned from a great campus visit at Life University in Marietta, GA near Atlanta. Mack received his acceptance and is waiting for his financial aid. He had the opportunity to meet the head rugby coach, teammates, academic counselor, and students. Mack will train with the Life rugby team in July andContinue reading “Joy and Sorrow”

Leon & the “Seoul Stealers”

Three cult members and Leon sitting in a coffee shop…               At the shop, decadent pastries captured my eyes and aromatic coffees permeated my nostrils. I indulged in an immoral hot chocolate when three twentysomethings cornered me in my sensually soft chair.               After comparing Covid stories: their friend was a 30-year-old father who leftContinue reading “Leon & the “Seoul Stealers””

Cricket Bachelor

My wife and I attended something unique on 25 September.  We were part of a book launch for The Cricket Bachelor. I have had ministry partners and friends send me books they have authored. The newest Christian fiction novelist is someone I mentored and has recently joined Campus Crusade for Christ – South Africa asContinue reading “Cricket Bachelor”

Recovery

Travel Advisory – South Africa Do not travel to South Africa due to COVID-19 and related restrictions and conditions. U.S. State Department (July 6, 2021).             Melanie and I waited. My headache, low energy and just feeling bad were my symptoms. I hoped this was just the flu. Winter was here. Noel and Melanie were feverishContinue reading “Recovery”

Meet Mr. Mayor

“Akhona, will you be able to lead Cru Youth if I am not around?”               Most missionaries wrestled with this question. Is an individual you mentored able to sustain an outreach if missionary is absent? Three years ago Akhona, aka Mr. Mayor, expressed his desire to do ministry at the local library in Khayelitsha andContinue reading “Meet Mr. Mayor”

Pace Yourself

“What matters is that you’re trying, and you’re learning to seek grace as you learn to pace yourself,” Morgan Harper Nichols               April is the most notorious month in South Africa for ministry. The public holidays, observance of Easter and school holidays bring many interruptions to routines. This year we add the continuance of theContinue reading “Pace Yourself”