We have left Kroonstad and are en route to Cape Town. Some days ago, as we were sensing God’s strong guidance toward a turnaround, we were sent the following word from a friend in Malawi:

1 Corinthians 16:5-9
I will come to you after I pass through Macedonia — for I will be traveling through Macedonia — and perhaps I will remain with you or even spend the winter, so that you may send me on my way wherever I go. I don’t want to see you now just in passing, for I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord allows. But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost, because a wide door for effective ministry has opened for me  — yet many oppose me.

I think I’ve said it before, but it has seemed so evident that God intends our return to Cape Town. Oh, that He might make fruitful the time we will have there.

It sounds as if Ewald, Bronwyn and Sophie will join friends for a time on the coast prior to their return. We hope to spend more time with them next week. 

Don’t remember what I last wrote regarding our vehicle. It is still in need of repair. The mechanic in Kroonstad repaired the alternator and found that repairs in the rear differential were also not properly done. We will have the shop in Cape Town make right on this once we return. This means we will be looking for a temp vehicle during our first few days back. We also have yet to sort out accommodation.

Tonight we stay at River of Peace, a quaint campground near Bloemfontein. Tomorrow, we’ll make leg two of the journey and arrive on Tuesday. We’d considered loading the vehicle on a train, but think it should be able to get us back without great incident. Extra diff oil is on standby. 

Thank you again for following along with our journey. May this coming week find you well!