Saturday, August 16, 2008

Leaving Tomorrow Morning Bright & Early for X-Country Trip w/the Rents

Thandeka and I fresh after our return from respective outreaches in Sudan and N. Uganda back in March: GOOD NEWS!!!!! I hardly believe it, but God is able and has done it through your prayers--Thandeka, from her first interview with the US Consulate, has already been approved to get her Visa to the states. So, now, we are looking for a semi-afforable flight for mid-November, and planning for our time together to be filled with a formal Engagement Party of sorts and some American pre-marital counseling before heading back to South Africa together next year. Mungu ni mwananifu... (God is faithful!)

Myself with my blessed parents enjoying time with extended family in Ocean City, Maryland (Note the 21ft-kayak we shall haul back across our beautiful nation)



An earlier family picture with baby Emma, my sister, Kristin, and brother-in-law, Jayme





Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My Niece Emma Lynn, 9 months old

I film as Emma tries a lemon and goes for more... VERY FUNNY

Friday, August 1, 2008

YWAM Drakensberg Property (Thandi playing with the family who is pioneering the base) & More of the Drakensberg Mountains
















Oh, and she didn't Yes, but "Of course I will"...


The mood drastically changed with the ring now on her finger (though it was a struggle to get on her finger, swollen from the crisp mountain air), the clouds opened up and the sun shone down on us both:)

If you look closely you can see the path winding through the thick grass to the rocks where I proposed not quite halfway up...it was a lovely day in the shadow of Champagne Castle (the mesa-like peak and, further south, Mafadi Peak, South Africa's highest