Writing here from the beautiful coastal town of Swakopmund in Namibia. Just back from the sea and ready for the night after a sumptuous meal only an Ouma can cook. O the joys of being on holiday!!!! Suzaan arrived here yesterday and we already visiting big time. So nice to see my beautiful daughter and listen to all her stories. God is good to us. The boys are enjoying swimming in a very cold sea, with the dolphins and seals around them. What child can say that every time you go for a swim in the sea, the dolphins join you to swim??
Please pray for our very good friend, Johnny van Tonder. He was attacked on his bicycle a few days ago. Got stabbed in his arm and lost a lot of blood by the time he reached the hospital. Later they discovered a blood clot and he was under the knife again. Praise God he is doing good but still in hospital.
Also pray for another friend Richard Wiley. He was in a very bad accident already in 2006 but recently his leg turned for the worse cause of diabetes and they want to amputate his leg. Pray that he will have peace of mind to do such an live changing operation.
I include another prayer letter from a good friend working with the refugees.
“Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you”
Father, your ways and your laws are so simple yet they break down walls. Loving. Giving. Forgiving. I pray for ourselves that we would follow your laws. And I pray for Syrians around the world, that they would obey the simplest of your laws. I pray that they would ‘put down’ lies, anger and fear, and that they would ’take up’ truth, love and joy. Lord, we wait on You.
Many young men left Syria so that they wouldn't have to fight in an army that they didn't agree with. I am currently serving with one such young man. Another of my team mates left Syria because of becoming a believer. They have both known Jesus for 6-8 years and are now serving to reach out to their own people. Please pray for my two ‘brothers’ for perseverance, joy, and unending love as they harvest in hard grounds.
Hope and pray that this week will be a live changing week for all of you. Enjoy the holidays as we enter the time of Christmas. Remember that the Lord came to give us peace on Earth.