Wednesday, 24 October 2007

My Farewell Party - 20th October 2007

A few days ago, coinciding with the Rugby World Cup final, I had my farewell party for some close friends. It was a bring and braai (or barbecue - if you're from America or Britain) and was a good time spent relaxing in the company of many friends. Above right is myself and one of my friends, Mary, showing our true colours! Of course, we were all stoked when South Africa defeated England to claim our second William Webb Ellis trophy... Go SPRINGBOKS!!

Of course, as I type this, it is only nine days before I fly off to join the M/V "Africa Mercy" in Monrovia. And now the nerves and butterflies are starting to take effect... But also an awesome sense of anticipation and excitement as I go out into the world, serving God in impoverished Africa. The clock is ticking... I'm not sure whether I'll have time to update this before I leave, so the next time a message is posted on this, I may very well be in Monrovia, on-board the world's largest hospital ship! Until then, keep well and God bless!

Thursday, 11 October 2007

My Mercy Ships "blog" has been created...

Despite my abhorrence of the word "blog" (it's by far one of the ugliest words in the English language), I have decided to create one to keep friends and family updated as to my progress on the M/V "Africa Mercy", as we travel throughout Liberia, the Canary Islands, and Sierra Leone.

I leave for Liberia on the 2nd of November, flying from Cape Town to Johannesburg, and then on to Nairobi and then Monrovia. Overall I have eight take-offs and landings! And one of these stops is a "technical stop" in Accra, Ghana. It certainly does not fill me with confidence!

So the clock is now ticking on my time remaining in Cape Town, just 22 days remaining. I plan to spend most of the time with friends and family, before I leave for an eight months adventure.

But that's all for now... Keep posted for more!