What's Happening with the Barwicks

Tony and I have been back in Cape Town for almost two weeks now, and life feels every bit as whirly and fast as ever. We’re undergoing a tidal wave of transition, and if I’ve learned anything over the last year, it’s that sometimes you have to ride out the storm. 

I know I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be, so I’m intentionally giving up the fight. I’ve entered a state of helpless surrender—giving into being tossed about and awaiting the next chance for air. Unfortunately, though, it seems as if those in-between seasons of calm, deep breathing are getting shorter and shorter!

That being said, I wanted to post a quick blog about what’s happening in our lives at the moment and to ask you to join us in prayer!

Home

We still don’t have a home of our own, but praise Jesus, we’ve found a place! We signed a lease on a little one-bedroomed cottage in the Southern Suburbs yesterday. Thankfully, we’ve been able to stay with family and friends over the last few weeks, as they've graciously opened their homes to us.

Transportation

Tony and I have shared a car since we got married. Yes, for a year and a half, I shared a car with my husband after 12 years of independent driving! (I must say, I’m proud of myself!) But we just bought a second car, so I’ll finally have my independence and full-fledged productivity back. Still, it’s a bittersweet time, because I really do love pal’ing around in our Ford Figo with Tony.

Work

Many of you know that I did some contract work for an old employer in December and January. Well, I’m continuing on as a long-distance contractor. The job is a good outlet for me, since I’m stimulated by task-oriented work, and it’s also giving Tony and me the opportunity to consider some things that we haven’t been able to in the past due to financial limitations, like travel, children, and buying a house. Oh and I'll have to travel back to Tennessee twice this year, which means I'll get to see my cute nephew (and the rest of my family) double-time in 2016!

Yebo Life

Yebo Life is going so, so, so well! In time, we’re excited to share with all of you what’s happening within the organization. I think Tony has plans to due that in our upcoming video newsletter, so be on the lookout for that!

I think that's all on updates! After all of the work and travel we did in the States, we returned to Cape Town with quite a lot of work and traveling around still to do. We feel unbelievably blessed to be doing what we’re doing, but to be totally honest, we’re pretty tired at the moment! If you’d like to support us via prayer, you can pray for opportunities for rest, restored energy, and expanded work capacities for Tony, me, and the rest of the Yebo Life team. Thank you to everyone who continues to support us! We love you guys!