The following post is from a series of emails I wrote to my girlfriend at the time, whilst on a trip to Africa. She is now my wife, so I did something right.
I am changing the time on this blog, so it posts as the time in South Africa.
So, I am starting to have an idea of my purpose. I am going to be working with two charities; Tshwaranang, and a new project in connection with them – the Good News Project. Expect websites and photos soon!
I have met up with nearly all my old friends now, and have eaten meat twice! I already think I’ve lost weight, due to my new diet – no second portions, except of green veg and rice, no chocolate and no cheese.
I am exercising too, and also sweating like a horse – its so hot here, and the sun isn’t even properly up yet. I got up at 6 this morning – and I was the late one in my house. My little flat is amazing – expect a video soon too.
Last night was so good too – I met up with Faye for the evening, and it was like we had last seen each other last week – the 18 month gap was as if it never where. It was great to see her, and we got a real feeling of it being God’s provision – I so nearly didn’t get to see her.
Everyone here knows me as the “English dude who slept in the dog kennel”. It’s quite funny. Best thing – the house I’m staying at has two dogs; A border collie crossed with huskie, and a labrador/border collie cross! So cool. They are pretty untrained, so I’m enjoying attempting to resolve that. I don’t think my hosts expect me to have much luck!
I am having a birthday Braai (BBQ) next Saturday. I wish you could come.
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overlfow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour”