Border Mechanics

3 000 kilometres and more than 55 hours on a small slow moving bus!  I followed my friends via facebook as they post quicker than CNN can get a report out to me (guess sign of the times).  The photos they sent via technology was staggering. I looked at a photo that arrived early morning […]

August 5th, 2013|Outreach, Travels, Visitors, Volunteers|

A few thoughts on outreaches ….. and how to connect in the bush!

I’ve just said goodbye to a great group (Taberna Dei, Polokwane, RSA) of people visiting the mission base in central Mozambique.  As I am writing this they have already reached their destinations and have been re-united with their families and loved ones.  When I work with amazing teams like these, I always have to ask […]

April 11th, 2013|Highlights, Outreach, Visitors, Volunteers|

Christmas Angels: Part 2 – The real team!

The last few weeks has been extremely busy …. (I seem to say this a lot these days!).  Transformation took place everywhere but it was focused on the Women Training Center the last few weeks.  With phenomenal help from partners and friends we could gather enough funding to finish the roof of the center.  But […]

December 19th, 2012|Team, Volunteers, Womens Ministry|

There is something in a name!

Now I can get all philosophical about the value of a name.  I mean it’s that one thing you received at birth which everybody gets to use … except yourself … well occasionally  at least when you have to sign away whatever the bank throws at you.There is something else in a name too … a lot of sweat as […]

October 23rd, 2012|Aviation, Volunteers|


As temperatures are slowing creeping up to the 40 degrees Celsius (in fact today 41 degrees Celsius) under the trees there is a never ending hustle and bustle to get things done.  There is the sick, snake bites, blood transfusions, eye problems, orphan care, school exams, runway mechanics and even a nursing team working with all of us […]

October 19th, 2012|Aviation, Volunteers|

On a Mission – Optometrist magic! (Part 6)

Due to the huge lack in basic medical care in rural Mozambique, with only a few clinics covering vast areas, eye and dental care is not even on the list for the many many people suffering with these problems.  Cataracts are one of the most common eye diseases that goes untreated.  Due to the all […]

September 26th, 2012|Health, Volunteers|

When the church leaves the builiding!

A missional friend of mine reminded me the other day of a T-shirt he saw someone wearing in a church which read:  “The church has left the building!”  I immediately loved it!  And if I am not mistaken a book with the same title was written by David Fredrickson.A group of very active students from […]

July 12th, 2012|Visitors, Volunteers|

If it wasn’t for Volunteers

Someone once said that one of the most powerful things you can have in any organization is the power of the volunteer.  We feel that power daily.  Take our Women Ministry for example – nearly 2 400 women in the program and every single one of them is a volunteer.  They do it because they […]

March 24th, 2011|Volunteers|

When a mechanic and a builder meet!

Rick Cogbill visited us for the first time in March 2010.  He is a mechanic, writer and transformational agent.  He changed our lives …. and well our V6 Ford’s engine too!  He had a heart attack end of last year and decided right there that life is too short and too precious to retire.  He […]

March 23rd, 2011|Volunteers|