Dear friends and
We write this new
letter to you from our home in Bellville during this lock down
period. We thank our God every time we remember you. In all our prayers
for all of you, we always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel
from the first day until now... (Adaption made from Phil 1:3-5). You are
in our hearts and prayers during this time. Please let us know how we can pray
Recently I was
reminded of this little story below. I believe it describes the season we find
ourselves in perfectly. There is opportunity everywhere to make a difference
for the glory of God – even if it is in one person's life.
“Once upon a time,
there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a
habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one
morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found
the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching
in both directions.
Off in the distance,
the old man noticed a small boy approaching.
As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the
man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and
throw it into the sea. The boy came
closer still and the man called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”
The young boy paused,
looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed
them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves,” the youth
replied. “When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into
old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this
beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.”
The boy bent down,
picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean.
Then he turned, smiled and said, “It made a difference to that one!”
adapted from The Star Thrower, by Loren
Eiseley (1907 – 1977)
Damon and I have been working from
home over the
since we are mainly a media ministry - work goes on as usual. Damon has
continued member care to about 70 partners on the field. I have been
updating our social media platforms, writing the prayer for the nations as well
as daily devotions.
Please pray for us to be focused
and that our work will always be done in excellence.
As you know
with COVID-19 and the impact it has had all over the world - travel is
banned. We have therefore cancelled all of our group trips for the year. But as
staff - if we are led and travel bans lifted, we can still do member care
visits to the field much later in the year.
for missionaries and believers on the field during these challenging times.
On the 7th of
March we had a Uganda Feedback session. It was extremely blessed. The young
adults that joined us on the trip to Uganda last year shared how the Lord had
touched them deeply, how He used them as well as some of the needs in the
refugee camp they visited. This was such a God filled time together!
for the Lords provision and health for those living in Uganda due to food
shortages, locust plagues as well as COVID-19.
Damon and I
have had the wonderful privilege of starting a zoom devotional and prayer
time with our family. We meet twice a week (Wednesday and Friday). This is such
a beautiful way for us to spend time together and speak into each others lives.
that we will all grow in the Lord during these times and that His salvation
will reign in the hearts of our families.
recently stared up a WhatsApp group of about 16 young ladies from across the
world. The purpose of this group is to go deeper with each other as well as the
Lord – fulfilling the Great Commandment to Love the Lord and to Love each
for wisdom in running such a group. Please pray for the Lord to work deeply in
our hearts drawing us closer to HIM first as well as each other.
Far Above Rubies:
recently started up a personal blog and YouTube channel. You can find the links
that these materials would reach whoever the Lord wants it to reach and that it
will be a blessing.
Thank you for
all of you love, prayers and support – we appreciate you so much.
Love Damon &
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