Monday, October 27, 2008

Ouma Loraine's 80th

This is my family - from the front, left to right: Luan (Ben&Elanie's 4 year old son), Ilze (my sister), my mom - Ida, Chanel (my foster sister), my brother Johan, me, my sister in law - Elanie, my grandma, my dad - Johan, Martin, my brother Ben, and way in the back my dad's family, Uncle Kobus, his son Gerhard and my dads sister, Renche.

My grandma Loraine turned 80!!! 
We had a HUGE family get together yesterday (Sunday)! Martin & I flew to Gauteng on Thursday and spent the weekend with my family! 

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Our American friends, Grant and Jennifer arrived safe in Cape Town last night! It was absolutely amazing to see old friends. Martin and I had some good laughs over our english, every word you say sounds funny for we hardly ever speak english, (and when we do it does not sound American)...

After about 12 hours we dropped them back at the airport, to fly to Namibia! I'm really happy that we will see them again next week for a few days! 

The most amazing feeling to open a suitcase (thank you Sara) with long forgotten belongings, scrapbooks, corduroy paths, and my wonderful soft MK bathrobe!!! 

How can I ever thank all the ladies who made it possible for our Ladies Ministry here in Cape Town to do the Beth Moore Studies! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!! 

Hope to see more of you here in Cape Town! 

Monday, October 06, 2008

BIG BIG HEART

I want to leap with joy as I write this blog! (leap leap leap!!!)

I had the opportunity to see how our super star baby boy from Thembiso met his new Belgian parents today (and go home with them)! 

He had a big heart operation about 5 months ago and recovered very well. He is a handsome almost one year old! With his brown eyes and marshmallow legs and arms... he is adorable and will be missed at the baby house!

I can not get over the joy in the room (I'm still crying...)! The mommy and daddy was thrilled with their new son... this little guy has a FUTURE, and a big healthy heart! 

*the story sound a little loose, but it is in protection of this family! 

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Go Go Mexico



In '06 & '07 Martin and I had the opportunity to attend Passion in the USA. This year, we had the privilege to take our fellow countrymen - South African Young Adults to the Cape Town Passion one night event! 

Here are four of us, still wearing our bracelets, praying for Mexico City coming up THIS  weekend. As you can see, Eugene's wristband has seen better days...

We are still praying and believing great things for Mexico City.