We are currently in a slow descent about a half hour out of Cape Town. I will be arriving to a clear night of about 60°.

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, we desire prayers for the journey that lies ahead. Though I have somewhat troubled myself over the longing to see these travels produce some solid result, I have been encouraged by staff, especially Chuck, who has repeatedly mentioned that, before all, even above all, I think, we are to pray along the way – to stop along the road and talk with the One who is the Way. Also, I was encouraged by the following from Bonhoeffer:

It is in fact more important for us to know what God did to Israel, to His Son Jesus Christ, than to seek what God intends for us today.

And so, even if we end this month with little more than a glimpse of tomorrow’s step for freeWord and the Doyle family, I think I may be encouraged if the grand story has rooted its way a bit deeper in our hearts and in our lives.

As we pray a way forward for freeWord, let us pray a way forward for that same freeWord in our hearts.


We are now settled into the home of a couple whom Dieter knows from his time pastoring here in Cape Town. Just chatted with family for a short bit and ready for some sleep. Good night, all.