do you know where we are going?

In 2011, I was living and working in Babylon, Namibia — an informal settlement outside the capital city, of Windhoek. We were on our way out to do ministry in a new area and were waiting to meet pastor Ephraim, our local contact, on the corner of the Shoprite centre. We didn’t know this at the time, but that corner was an informal taxi rank of sorts, and people came from all over to catch a minibus to take their commute to or from work in the city. We were driving a 12-seater Sprinter bus at the time and blended in with the many other taxis. While we were waiting, a group of three people came up to the window and asked for a ride, “Are you going to Eros?” they asked. And Jurgens, who was on my team, promptly replied, “No, we’re going to heaven! Are you coming with us?”

The invitation to COME WITH US, not only pertains to the invitation of living in relationship with Christ Jesus, but it is a two-fold invitation for believers to JOIN in the WORK OF THE KINGDOM.

This invitation is probably the most exciting and most daunting part of being a believer in Christ, walking in a relationship with the Father, and joining in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, yet, it is crucial to make heaven manifest on earth.

savez-vous où nous allons?

‘invitation à VENIR AVEC NOUS, ne concerne
pas seulement l’invitation à vivre en relation
avec le Christ Jésus, mais c’est une double
invitation pour les croyants à SE JOINDRE à
I’CUVRE DU ROYAUME.

Cette invitation est probablement la partie la
plus excitante et la plus intimidate d’être un
croyant en Christ, de marcher dans une relation
avec le Père et de se joindre à la communion du
Saint-Esprit, mais dire OUI à cette invitation est
crucial pour que le

mahala

mahala > As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.”

This is the Message of Hope we carry to places where there are no roads — to bring GOOD NEWS to outlying communities. What a privilege it is to see lives transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit!

#runwildlivefree

look to the Lamb

Sometimes we’re in physical circumstances that aren’t ideal, even when they’re by no means uncomfortable, and if you’re like me (a very opinionated 8w7), it’ll take some effort to bin the attitude and honour those who lead you because that’s part of team, and it’s part of ministry, and frankly — it’s part of life.

Mwadingusha

Chers amis, famille, partenaires du royaume de Dieu, In writing this update, I feel a little like Paul addressing the Corinthians. I’ve been praying for each of you (I’m keeping a journal with your prayer requests) and I’m trusting that the truth of the Word … Continue reading Mwadingusha

goodbye, dignity!

It’s so strange to me how believers don’t want to do something because it “feels” fake or not authentic, especially in the realms of praise. To me it’s a simple matter of obedience. My obedience is never led by feelings. Obedience can never be fake … Continue reading goodbye, dignity!

cathedrals

At the beginning of July, a friend of mine asked, “Where do you feel closest to God?”, and I replied: “When I’m running around in the mountains, it feels like a cathedral.” Today was decidedly challenging in many ways, but if I’ve learnt anything from … Continue reading cathedrals

is anything too hard for God?

When the Kingdom of God moves forward, it’s often accompanied by resistance in the natural. We are moving forward with a mandate to declare Good News to the poor, and to set captives free.

#runwildlivefree

je m’en vais!

After (nearly) two years of ministry (and waiting and praying and preparing in the throws of Lockdown) in my home country, I AM ON MY WAY to DR Congo!

contending for RAPHA

“Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!”
‭‭— Psalm‬ ‭46:10‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

a season for climbing trees

Zacchaeus was not the only one to benefit from Jesus’ visit to his house. Society had pushed him out, but Jesus proved that he shared in the inheritance of the sons of Abraham — the blessing of salvation! Zacchaeus climbed that tree to see Jesus, but Jesus knew him before he came to him — He came to seek and save the lost!

yes and amen

2021 has started off with a bang! I am so overwhelmed by your generosity and love! I am extremely proud to be part of this wonderful team — Overland Missions — during this season, and during this year! In a year where much of the world came to a standstill, the Gospel of the Kingdom continued to move forward!

numbers

In the Biblical context, the number 30 is representative of dedication to a specific task or calling. The Great Commission is not only a calling that applies to a “chosen few” to serve as foreign missionaries, but to every believer — whether in vocation or in lifestyle. Moving forward, 30 is not just a number, it’s not only a transition of seasons, or a journey that progresses through the wilderness to the promised land, but it is an undertaking to pioneer the Kingdom to those who have never heard the Good News of Jesus Christ. Fulfilling the call of God on our lives may look different from person-to-person, and there’s certainly no guideline or manual on how to do that, other than walking in obedience to Holy Spirit.

we are trees

There are so many things I could say to describe this past week of fellowship at Overland Missions’ R14 base, but I’ll stick to this: He keeps His covenant to a thousand generations – Deuteronomy 7:9 Life is better in team, and my team is … Continue reading we are trees

in waiting

This is a temporary season of change. Though it may feel it is lasting a long time, remember we are being molded, sharpened, and etched into a new creation. A plant only flourishes after it is first rooted in the ground. So it is that we are seeds of light rooted in the foundation of Jesus Christ. So, do not be discouraged when we grow during sufferings because God is at work for our good and His glory.

circles in a forest

J’ai lu « Circles in a Forest » à l’âge de huit ans, et quelque part au secondaire, j’ai découvert que ce chef-d’œuvre littéraire avait été écrit en Afrikaans par Dalene Matthee. Des années plus tard, en tant qu’étudiant en littérature et en pratique du langage, j’ai … Continue reading circles in a forest

He is who He says He is

As believers, and non-believers or sceptics, one of the issues we most often grapple with is simply this: Who am I? What is my purpose? Why am I here?

building character

Being faithful to show up, to build character, spending time in the Word, and drawing on His presence — these are the things that build strength and stamina to do whatever it takes to be Ambassadors of the Kingdom of Heaven.

#runwildlivefree

Life, not death!

“In the Kingdom, function does not determine purpose. Understanding purpose will determine how we function. This is the Gospel of Identity.”​

Hartspad

Hartspad is an Afrikaans word meaning “path of the heart”. When I started using #runwildlivefree in 2018, it was because of a life-altering adventure I said yes to — stepping out in faith, and acting in obedience to the call of God on my life. May your heart be lead on paths of righteousness. May you be filled and refreshed by Holy Spirit. May you be guided by Him in all things. And may you have the courage to step into the Great Unknown, to pioneer the things that He has called you to!

bonfire

Many have asked, and now it's finally available! This uniquely branded wear is now available for purchase on Bonfire. I'm selling these beautiful (assorted) t-shirts and hoodies to fundraise for my launch-fund in order to join the Overland Missions team in the Democratic Republic of … Continue reading bonfire

La Vie en Mission

PROCLAMER LE PARDON « Jésus dit: « Père, pardonne-leur, ils ne savent pas ce qu’ils font. » Les soldats tirent au sort pour savoir qui aura ses vêtements. Puis ils les partagent entre eux. »‭‭Bonne Nouvelle selon Luc‬ ‭23:34‬ ‬‬ Trahi par des amis, accusé … Continue reading La Vie en Mission

Overland Missions field report: June

COVID-19 put the world into unknown territory. As something new happened in the world, something new was happening in Mozambique. Four students traveled to Mozambique, unaware that a historic world lockdown would soon occur. Planes, busses, and 4x4s carried them over sea and dusty, sandy roads to reach our base in Inhambane, Mozambique. These students arrived just weeks before worldwide lockdowns forced border closures and flight cancelations. They were there to experience a move of God and connect with Him in a new way as participants in the first ever Advanced Mission Training outside of Zambia. Little did they know how different it would be!
Read what happened next!

producing hope

“Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.
And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation.
Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God's love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.” — Romans 5: 3-5

locked down but not locked in

The plans and purposes of the Lord are never stopped or hinderd, or even delayed by anything in this world. We all anticipate the day where we will be together in DRC, advancing the Kingdom and sharing the Word of God. For now, we remain faithful in doing what we can do to prepare for post-pandemic ministry.

preparing for post-pandemic ministry

From generation to generation there has always been a remnant that has remained loyal and passionate to continue to grow the Church and pursue the lost. These determined followers loved not their lives unto death and sacrificially went to the regions beyond. This fire of God for the nations must once again be kindled in our hearts.

the tomb is empty

Today many buildings where the Church gather are empty — and so we also celebrate the empty tomb! He is risen!
🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

whatever it takes — quarantine circles

Often times, this means walking over rough terrain where there are few to no roads.
It means covering long treks with 4×4 vehicles to camp in the bush.
It means learning a foreign language so that you can communicate the Gospel accurately and effectively.
It means sitting down for hours with one person to answer their questions and navigate cultural barriers.