Viva Cuba

Viva Cuba

Our time in Cuba was almost like a time warp going back to the early 1950’s, vintage cars, horse carriages, music on every comer, no internet and street vendors everywhere. What an experience and privilege to have had a month in Cuba. We faced the language barrier with body gestures and our Spanish booklets. Embraced every moment and laughed a lot with those first country giggles when you still in shock that you’ve left South Africa.

Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
Recent Comments
Fred Euvrard
ice-cream
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 16:48
Maxine Botha
amazing lovely andri. so amazing to see what a free heart is able to give when we think that they have nothing…challenging hey? en... Read More
Monday, 14 April 2014 11:31
Jaco Rostoll
Nes jy se M, the serving hearts of the locals stood out- selflessness in action.
Friday, 18 April 2014 20:42
676 Hits
3 Comments

Training!

After a whirlwind 7 weeks of training, that felt somehow longer than that considering all encompassed in them. I had laughed, cried, been excited, angry, confused, exhausted refreshed, very uncomfortable and so much more. But you see, I'd chosen this ( at least I think so) and when I came to Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa I knew training would be challenging but quite necessary. Well, I didn't foresee my irritation at having to do some athletic exercises on Survivor, being challenged on how I prefer to put God in a box I can wrap my head around when in actual fact he is way beyond that, the value of integrity always, even in seemingly small things. Anxiety about kiddies ministry and dealing with teens and the unexpected excitement over the response of one introvert child and being ok with the teenagers unresponsiveness at times. The joys of working together, challenges of language barriers, hiccups of planning meals, unpredictable nature of working on building sites, greater awareness of the spiritual, facing beliefs about myself and others with regards to the prophetic. The ever increasing appreciation of people in their diversity, forming and building relationships and the beauty and wonder over and over of the liberating effect of God's love and grace ... I didn't think I was 100% ready but I had the best preparation program from dedicated men and women who depended on God. 

Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
Recent comment in this post
Maxine Botha
whooooohooooo! AMEN to not holding the remote and here's to a journey of experiencing the freedom of that!
Monday, 14 April 2014 11:52
418 Hits
1 Comment

Receive our Newsletter

 

DONATE ONLINE

Real Time support to a project or participant!

  
Apply Now
Logo