Such a long time since we communicated this way. Did not even told you about our trip back home and all the fun time we had…..Sorry about that. Seems like a year went by without anything happened. Feel so for me but Toinette will tell you a different side of the story.
Let’s track back a bit. Our time back home was great with Suzaan there as well. Fun was on the menu as well as visiting with people that we love and places that we love. Not even to mention the amount of food that we consumed. As everyone back home think that we do not have food here in
Suzaan is currently finishing her Masters in Environmental and Humanitarian Law and next year she will start for her Doctors. My goodness, wonder where she get all that brains and willpower from?
I got some special Physiotherapy from a good friend in Swakopmund. Thanks Karin, you did a great job. Being back home for so long and trying to exercise my leg, did help up to a point. Went back to my doctor and complained about some screws that are loose. Off that I have plenty, but this time it was in my knee. He was also worried that I could not bend my knee after 8 months of therapy. So I got scheduled for a follow up operation to remove the screws and do a MUA-manipulation under anesthesia. That all said, the day came for doing just that. When I woke up, something was wrong. The doctor came and talk to Toinette and said that he broke my Tibia. Apparently my bone were weak and it just broke. So they fixed it with a plate and 6 screws.
So here I am right now, sitting again for another month, moving slowly to get my leg a chance to heal before I can run around again. Well at least I got a great fat scare and a couple of screws for free…..
Toinette has been very busy with the kids as well as teaching in the village. Gideon is back in school, while Toinette is keeping an eye over him. It is difficult in school as Gideon can be a handful in between all the kids. At least he loves it to be amongst the children. Anton is just motoring through his work and rather sits and read a book rather than doing anything else.
Toinette is teaching everyday in the village with FGC Community Link. The children in one village are very responsive to what they teach and we see the biggest fruit there. There are no other NGO’s working and it makes for a perfect setting. The villages close to town, is a bit spoiled with all the help they can get.
My friend Samai is a real encouragement to me at this time. One man, so eager to help the people, he loves so much. Got a 1000 Mozzie nets and he handed them all out to the remote villages in Ratanakirir and Stung Treng. With a big bag on the back of his small bike, he rides into the villages, doing medical as well as provide them with Mozzie nets. As long as I keep the supplies of medicine from here to him, he goes out and helps the people.
Samai also started a few new cell groups in the tribal areas. People are hungry for the word of God. Lately we could even give some needed solar power units to some churches. They love to study at night and doing it with light really makes it so much better. I am working on getting some materials for them to listen to, in their own language. Got some teachings from the internet and will test it soon.
This guy is not shy to speak to people about our Lord and Saviour. Wish I can be the missionary he is. Praise God for a faithful servant.
We are really surrounded by lots of people as we have people all the time in our home. Seems to me that we are running a Guest House, sometimes. Love to have people around, makes you forget about your own problems. We are hanging onto God at this time and just know that He will never leave us and never forsake us. God’s plans are always better than our own plans.