Wow! Our first few weeks in Cape Town have truly been a blessing. Ross and I are so thankful for the way the Lord goes before us and prepares His path... It's so much better than what we could come up with!
We are staying with a host family in a suburb called Wynberg. We have been continually blessed by their hospitality and willingness to help us as we adjust to the time change and the culture. We are learning how to be true Capetonians—from replacing broken car windows (shout out to the kind thief that broke the most inexpensive window and stole nothing) to refilling our SIM cards at the local grocery store and tipping car guards. Also, we officially bought a car and found a place to call home starting November 1st!
Thank you for your prayers for a smooth transition!
The Yebo Life team is wonderful. We have had a blast hanging out with each of them as they have shown us some of the things they love most in their city.
The first Friday we were here, Ross had the opportunity to go to Masiphumelele with Tony and Julie to take their "little brother," Owen, to soccer practice. He made some really wonderful connections and friends, like Luyanda, who worked at the security hut where Tony and Julie used to live!
We are thankful for the doors the Lord continues to open!
We have had the opportunity to serve with Restoring Hands in Lavender Hill twice so far, and it's truly amazing what the Lord is doing through Pastor Edwin and his wife Angie. Their home emanates hope and life. They are truly pillars for change in their community! Ross and I are honored and excited to continue working with them.
The first week we were at Restoring Hands, Ross and Richard prayed with a man named Redwaan that is unable to walk. He was desperately in need of a new wheelchair, as the wheels on the one he had would no longer roll. Richard was able to connect with the Chaeli Campaign and get him a new wheel chair by the next day! God is so good!
Please continue to pray with us for hearts to be softened and doors to be opened to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ not only in "ministry" settings, but in every place we step foot in the city of Cape Town.
We look forward to the many weeks ahead that the Lord has prepared!