Our prayer for you this Christmas is that you will be filled with joy and happiness as you celebrate God’s amazing gift of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, Mighty God.
I have been visiting the panel-beater daily to oversee the repair of Abraham (our vehicle). Since Abe arrived in Lusaka, it has been at the panel-beater’s workshop. I am a bit nervous about the Zambian-style work environment because it doesn’t look professional. It hurts just to see Abraham surrounded by all those other smashed up
Our vehicle (Abraham) has finally arrived in Lusaka. It has arrived with some injuries sustained in transit in an accident with a motorcycle in Tanzania. Abraham arrived in Lusaka on Sunday, 3 December late in the afternoon. Abe was delivered directly to the panel-beater’s yard (the ‘hospital’) where he will be getting some repairs. Now
I am so glad I was able to repair Renee’s computer without it exploding. The battery had swollen so much that the casing made a frightening POPPING sound. We got such a fright since we anticipated it could explode any time. Fortunately, it didn’t.
On Saturday, 18 November I was ordained as a presbyter in the Reformed Evangelical Anglican Church of Southern Africa. I am grateful to all who attended and made the day special by helping out in various ways. I am especially grateful to those who travelled to Zambia from Cape Town to share this special moment with Renée and I and Christ Church Lusaka.
Is it normal for a MacBook to be Swelling? I am concerned that the swelling computer might explode! The expanding is getting progressively worse. The screws are straining to hold things together. The aluminium body is buckling and bending. The trackpad is sticking out awkwardly. I really don’t think it’s healthy for any computer to
It is crucial to train apprentices if we want to see churches growing and the Gospel advancing in Africa. I joined 13 other pastors in Zambia for a very engaging and helpful workshop training in Leopard’s Hill, Lusaka to learn how to train ministry apprentices. Tim Thorburn taught us for 3 days (08:00 to 16:00,
ABRAHAM has arrived in Africa I have just received news that ‘ABRAHAM’ has been off-loaded from the ship in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. There is some paperwork that needs to be completed before it can make the road-trip to Zambia. We trust that ABRAHAM will have a safe journey to Lusaka and arrive here in
The Ordination Service of Michael Watson You are cordially invited to attend the Ordination Service of Michael Watson in Lusaka, Zambia It would be so nice to have you join us. Bishop Martin Morrison of Christ Church Midrand will be officiating the ordination service and Bishop Glenn Lyons of Tokai Community Church will be preaching
Like Abraham of the Bible, ABRAHAM has left his home country (Thailand) and is headed to a (Zambia) country where God will use him to be a blessing to many. “I will bless you…so that you will be a blessing”Genesis 12:2 ESV The shipping company informed us that ABRAHAM is currently in transit on a ship in
We are so grateful for the HUGE encouragement we received from our home church last month. We received a care package from Tokai Community Church in September while we were down in Durban, South Africa for our church Synod. This care package contained some chocolates, biltong, nuts, coffee, cards, and notes. A smile enveloped our
There is good news on the vehicle front. We have finally purchased a vehicle that fits our needs and our budget with the funds that were raised during the #run4wheels fundraiser. We are excited about this vehicle as it is just what we need for mission work in Zambia. The vehicle has been ordered from Thailand and
How on earth can someone rejoice in suffering? Here’s Colossians 1:24-26 in a visual diagram that emphasises the two main verbs in this sentence – There are two fascinating ideas presented in this sentence: 1.) Paul says that he is rejoicing in his sufferings! This begs the question: “How can he rejoice while suffering?” This
In this SYNTAX DIAGRAM of Colossians 1:17-23 we discover not only the source of our hope, but also the MEANS by which we are RECONCILED to God – FAITH. We are encouraged to hold on to our FAITH, not giving up believing that through Jesus we are reconciled and stand blameless before God. This is
This Syntax Diagram reveals a beautiful prayer that Paul prays for the Colossian believers. This important prayer is directed to our Father God who is described as having “qualified us”, “rescued us”, and “transferred us in the kingdom of His magnificent Son who is described as having superlative supremacy. The emphasis here is in the
Here is a SYNTAX DIAGRAM of Colossians 1:1-9. Last night I stumbled upon one of my previous syntax diagrams on Matthew 6 and I was super blessed by it. I thought, “Wow! I want to bless myself again by doing another one.” I really enjoy doing these diagrams. I hope I can find time to
We are so grateful for the way that the #run4wheels fundraiser is still growing. As of 30 July, the total funds raised so far is R122, 850. This is will be added to other funds that have come in for a vehicle. Hopefully we will soon be able to purchase the right vehicle for our