Saturday, May 22nd
Once again we got up early. This time we drove to pastor Karel's house where Ferdi dropped Talita off before joining AJ and pastor Karel for a men’s breakfast. Here a guest-speaker talked about NZ family law and how quickly the laws have gone down the drain. Prostitution and abortion is legal, spanking is a crime, and children are interrogated by other parents and teachers about what happens in their homes. He also talked about a father’s role in his family and how important that role is. They had a really great morning with a delicious breakfast and Ferdi met a lot of great men from the congregation.
While the men where out Talita had breakfast with Karinda and Marinda and chatted about where Talita could assist in the church. She's going to have some time on her hands in the near future and wanted to help out as much as possible. Naturally she also insisted on jumping in to help clean the house.
We both feel completely at home with this wonderful family and love spending time with them. They've got such great energy for God's work (which is very contagious) and work tirelessly to
Back at camp we had lunch before going for a walk around the park. During the walk we finally got to give Belladonna, the Clydesdale, a proper pet. After a shower we spent all afternoon and evening chatting with Jason about his life and God and all kinds of things. We invited him to join us tomorrow for the Global day of Prayer. By 10pm it was freezing so we crawled in to bed feeling exhausted but very happy.
1. Men’s breakfast.
2. Getting to know Jason.
Sunday, May 23rd
This morning we enjoyed the best church service we've ever attended. It was beautiful and we officially joined the congregation. Back at Ambury we had lunch and then Jason joined us for the Global Day of Prayer. This is an amazing initiative that started in Cape Town 10 years ago, and this year, together with 300 million Christians from 217 countries, we spent two hours repenting of our sins and praying for the healing and restoration of our world and our country. This was the first time that NZ had joined in this prayer day and we were very excited to be part
of it. By the end of those two hours we were tired but energized and couldn't stop talking about it.
We dropped Jason off at camp and drove about 60km north to visit Annie and Andre de Beer, old house friends of Talita's parents. They still looked exactly like Talita remembered them, even though at least 15 years had passed since last they saw each other. We had a delicious meal and sat chatting till close to midnight. It was great to meet them and their family. We drove back to Browns Bay where we spent the night parked up in a quiet street.
1. Attending our best church service ever.
2. Joining the Global Day of Prayer.
3. Visiting the de Beers ad spending the evening with them.
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