Jesus is an artist...

Sitting here, staring at a screen and trying to think of words that I can use to fill this blank space. Trying to find the words to describe what Jesus has done in my heart and all the things I have experienced during Training 2017. As I think back, I am absolutley speechless and all I can do at this moment is praise God because he is truly amazing!!! I wrote a poem (more like a descriptive paragraph) in training, I think it is a good way to kick start this new thing, called blogging and to share some of the many things God has revealed to me in these past 2 months. Enjoy.

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Jason Cordier
I LOVE IT!!! HALLELUJAH AND AMEN!!!
Monday, 13 March 2017 09:15
Lelani van Zyl
Beaautiful lady. Beautiful words.
Monday, 13 March 2017 09:51
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Feet in the air

It's truly happening.So many things, people and circumstances have conspired together to have me not on this journey. To name but a few obstacles; a lack of finances, an old flame and most notably my dark past. I was lack lustre to believe that this journey would come to be a reality for me. I initially withheld from engaging with my teammates fully.Why build friendships and relationships if it won't bear fruits?Why build up any plans or expectations if chances are they would just come to naught? Why risk getting hurt if you have nothing to gain?Just one of the 'lessons' that many of us are taught early in life. A dogma that the world had been pushing down my throat for far too long.No more! Aboard the plane on our way to China.As far as I can tell, all my friends and fellow travelers are asleep. Yet I'm bubbling with joy. This is real! This journey is happening! Still such a strange experience to trust God with my whole being, I'm still growing in trust and honestly I could hardly believe it even while we were boarding, I don't know if I was expecting ninjas, the army or a natural disaster. I couldn't believe that I'm worthy, "Oh woe is he of little faith."God makes the impossible possible and it's wonderfully possible to trust in Him. I'm sure my trust levels will get there eventually. I was waiting for my feet to touch the ground in China, let me just say I've got some really bad trust issues. But wait, an apifiny; This journey is my miracle. Suddenly bawling my eyes out, while no one will notice of course, I have come to realise;It's alright to trust.Trusting in the Lord, I have nothing to lose and everything to gain.Thank You Lord, I stand as witness and testimony, it's OK to trust.#
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Nikkie braaa, that authenticity amazed me so much, you are such a piece of high quality GOLD in God's treasury. Come on man, He'll... Read More
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So it begins...


So here it is. Our first official team Westbound blog. After sending some as forerunners, our whole team finally arrived safely in Turkey. 

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Best place to be.

Would you believe me if I said that as I was standing there looking over the Transkei, I believe that God was skipping through the mountains and the wind. The 9'th of February we got into busses heading for the Transkei. We lived at a little place called Canzibe, It was an experience I'll never forget . The people don't have much in the Transkei, but the view they have makes them rich .We spent time doing a lot of children's ministry , painting , door to door ministry, hospital visits and being part of a xhosa church.It is amazing to see how different we are from each other, but in our own unique ways we celebrate the same living God. God is changing the team's whole mindset on what love actually is and how to portray it to other people . In small acts we can show it, like playing soccer with the village kids and leaving them with prayer, learning Siyakudumisa( we praise you) and singing it in the choir of the xhosa church. The smile on the people's faces as they closed their eyes praising the same God I'm singing for was definitely one of my favourite moments so far. We then travelled from Canzibe to Jeffreys on a Luke 10 journey . God really blessed us with a lot of people who picked us up along the way and everyone we spoke to was eager to ask questions about Jesus and it was amazing to get a chance to minister. I think for them it was so important to be reminded by the fact that Jesus is always with them and He has never left them and never will. I was shocked by the fact that we were always blessed by the people that had almost nothing. This journey of faith really opened my eyes to what it really  means to have nothing and trust God for everything, to literally sit at God's feet and wait for the next step.And for me I think it's the best place to be .# 
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Hello Goodbye

First of, hello from this, my new blog with which I'll be sharing some of my experiences of the journey that I'm partaking in this year. This first entry is a short synopsis of what has precluded this journey and also what has happened thus far.After having to say goodbye to a significant other in my life I also tried to say goodbye to the world... Fortunately God had other plans for me and decided I should stay a little while longer. This is when I had reached the lowest point of time in my life and I finally embraced Jesus Christ as my saviour. Some gentle nudging was required from a dear family member, to whom I am eternally gratefull. Thank you Sheilans. I now know that I'll never again be able to fall so low now that I have accepted Christ as my saviour. From saying hello to Jesus started a process of saying goodbye to my old ways, albeit gradually and not without some growth pains.Two months later my brother had come back from Thailand to support me and to generally keep an eye on me. He ,with some initial tripidation, persuaded me to join Global Challenge. For those of you whom don't know what Global Challeng is feel free to check out the rest of this site. In short it is basically a NGO that facilitates journeys for young people to do charity and missionary work throughout the nations. After five years of being a firemen it was time to say goodbye to the service. By the end of November I said "sayonara" to the fire brigade with the sole purpose of joining Global Challenge Expeditions. This is how I've now become a pensioner with no pension and for some reason I still haven't been able to make use of my pensioners discount.These last few weeks in Jeffreys Bay have been all about meeting new people and getting to know one another. We've been placed in situations that have brought the worst and also the best out of us. From survivor like sitiuations through to a Luke 10 journey: Traveling with no money or any type of provision and only trusting the Lord to provide. Throughout all of this we've had teachings from some amazing teachers, pastors and missionaries. We've learned to know ourselves and also eachother better.Already I am accutely aware of a major change in myself, my fellow travellers and teammates. This makes me look forward to what is yet to come!? It's very humbling and also makes me gratefull that the Lord has led me on and to this journey.A journey that I can never deserve nor would have chosen for myself.Only through God's Grace am I saved.Stay tuned for more, I leave Y'all with a verse that has meant a lot to me;The Message Bible Ps 18:16-19But me he caught-reached all the way from sky to sea; He pulled me out of that ocean of hate, that enemy chaos, the void in which I was drowning. They hit me when I was down, but God stuck by me. He stood me up on a wide open field; I stood there saved-surprised to be loved!#
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To love and adore You

Lord;In the cold light I live to love and adore You.It's all that I have, it's all that I am.In the cold light I live, I'll only live for You.It's all that I have it's all that I am This is my way of worship. To embrace every moment for what it truly is, a gift from You Lord. To understand that there is something beautiful in brokenness, even if that brokenness is in me, also knowing that in my greatest struggle there is a lesson to be learned. And having utter and complete faith that Heaven even helps a fool who falls in love. I live to love and adore You.It's all that I have,it's all that I am.In the cold light I live, I'll only live for You.It's all that I have it's all that I am. Being content in every situation.The good and the bad.To live for You, adore You, praise You and to give thanks to You through every trial and victory. I live to love and adore You.It's all that I have it's all that I am. So Lord allow me to climb this mountain with hands wide open. And lead me through this preposterously absurd and crazy adventure, called life. Through peaceful fellowship overflowing with abundance, early morning sunrises that proclaime Your love, lazy afternoons that bring much needed rest, and late nights filled with laughter caused by lack of sleep.Through the journey make me aware of the small things; the smile of a stranger that stops to help, the loyalty and trust so easily spotted in a dogs eyes, a first cup of coffee, memories that come to life with the sound of a long lost song, that indescribable feeling that overwhelms your heart when it remembers that one special person. So I will climb; With great endurance; I will pass through troubles, hardships and distresses, hard work, sleepless nights, hunger and soul shattering frustration, in heartbreaking losses and faith testing journeys. But Lord, I am not capeble to this without You. Not by my might nor by power is this possible. You are my source. My strength, wisdom and my confidence comes from You. And only by your Spirit will I be able to overcome. With that in mind. I will confidently smile at every trial that crosses my path. And with the same smile I will whisper "Hallo darkness my old friend, I have come to talk with you again" to talk about perseverance, so that perseverance may teach me character, and character may teach me hope. And hope will not put me to shame. For in hope I was saved.But hope that is seen is no hope at all. I do not hope for what I already have, but I hope for what I do not yet have. Therefore, because of You Lord, I wait for it patiently even if everything in the wide world seemed to say that You were deceiving me. And that You have been deceiving me all along.My Lord... If You can deceive me, You may, It would make no difference. I must love You as long as I continue to exist. I cannot live without loving You. So with fearless faith I lay it all down at Your feet Jesus. You may take me wherever You please, down the rabbit hole straight into hell it self, or to the heights of heaven, to the far East or even to the darkest parts of Africa.Anywhere as long as You are there.May I learn to follow Your example and be brave enough to pray the same words You prayed in that garden... "Father, may Your will be done and not mine." So open up my eyes to a new light,I wandered round Your darkened land all nightBut Lift up my eyes to a new high And indeed there will be time... In the cold light I live to love and adore You.It's all that I have, it's all that I am.In the cold light I live, I'll only live for You.It's all that I have, it's all that I am.#
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I am Content

I am content

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Training for the Nations

The past 2 months of training at GCEX has taught me many things. I am thankful for all that I have learnt and felt prepared me for my journey to Asia.

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Jesus have Your way with me

God, are You there? “ Yes my son, I am.” But I don't feel or hear You? “Just TRUST ME My son.”But God, I am struggeling to have faith because I don't know if You are there or not. “ My son, I am going to teach you faith. Read James 1 and hold onto that!”

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Dangerous Freedom


Many times in life we are faced with a decision that would forever alter the course of our lives. I was faced with such a decision and stepping out of the ´norm´ was harder than I thought.

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