Monthly Archives: March 2018

March 2018 Newsletter

Our first dinner in our new appartment.

We had an incredibly cold but wonderful Christmas with Ryan’s family. But at the beginning of January, we made the long journey back to South Africa. Now, after six months of being nomads, we are finally in our new home. We were very happy to move into our new apartment at the end of January. Our first day in our new home we had beds set up with clean sheets, that was it. All of our possessions were stored in a garage so every dish, blanket, curtain, and clothing had to be washed. Elyse had to wash down every surface of the apartment before we moved in. The first night in our apartment, the only clean space to eat in was our hallway. Slowly but surely the chaos died down. Things got put away and reorganized as we figured out where everything should go.  There are a lot of children in the complex and they love Ary and Owen. We go outside to play with them almost every day. Ryan struggled for weeks to get us an internet connection and a South African bank account.

Owen Enjoying himself at a braai

While this transition feels like it has been a lot of struggle getting back into life here, not everything has. We returned to our church. Ryan is playing drums and Elyse teaches Sunday School. Ary was excited to see all her friends again and Owen is beginning to make friends. We found a raspberry field where we enjoyed a fun filled morning of picking raspberries and eating them too.

Ryan jumped right back into work releasing a new versions of the Producer’s Tool and continuing work on the new web interface for uploading files to LinguaDMS. Elyse took some extra time to see the kids settle in more. We are currently looking for a nanny or a day care so Elyse can work part time writing part of a program, Hope for our Children. Most of Elyse’s episodes will center on how to use money wisely.

Pray for the Team in Swaziland

Our team in Swaziland needs your prayer. One of our fellow missionaries was robbed and then highjacked with her 1 year old son. They are both ok as their car broke down 1 km from their home. The robbers then ran away on foot. She was then able to get the car to a local butchery and call for help. Crime has been increasing near our Swaziland office. Please pray for our team’s safety.

Listener Story

“Thanks be to the Lord for the programme of Bible Bus. It’s not easy to explain what the reading of the word is doing in my life. The more I listen, the more I want to hear. I am really filled with joy and hope. May the Lord extend your territory and increase more languages to help our illiterate population of the world, especially [on South African farms]. I am really pleased and excited about TWR programmes. Be Blessed.”

  • A listener in South Africa
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