kringe in ‘n bos

I read “Circles in a Forest” as a 8yo, and somewhere in high school I discovered that this literary masterpiece was originally authored in Afrikaans by Dalene Matthee. Years later, as a student of Literature and Language Practice I delved deeper into native writing, colonial writing and the ephemeral insights we share from reading-to-reading. Multi-layered stories are my favourite, and as we trekked through the … Continue reading kringe in ‘n bos

Vision vs Mission

This morning, as I was having tea with dear high school friends of mine we were talking about missions, nations, farming, business, and life, and got asked: “How do you overcome the challenges of living in a country where you are, for all intents and purposes, an outsider — coming from a different cultural background, having to learn a third and fourth language and having … Continue reading Vision vs Mission

in waiting

This is a temporary season of change. Though it may feel it is lasting a long time, remember we are being molded, sharpened, and etched into a new creation. A plant only flourishes after it is first rooted in the ground. So it is that we are seeds of light rooted in the foundation of Jesus Christ. So, do not be discouraged when we grow during sufferings because God is at work for our good and His glory. Continue reading in waiting

circles in a forest

J’ai lu « Circles in a Forest » à l’âge de huit ans, et quelque part au secondaire, j’ai découvert que ce chef-d’œuvre littéraire avait été écrit en Afrikaans par Dalene Matthee. Des années plus tard, en tant qu’étudiant en littérature et en pratique du langage, j’ai approfondi l’écriture autochtone, l’écriture coloniale et les idées éphémères que nous partageons de la lecture à la lecture. Les histoires … Continue reading circles in a forest

vyf brode en twee visse

Ons was op Ekspedisie in Simwatachela Chiefdom in Zambië. Ekspedisies is Evangelie-uitreike van twee weke lank, waar ons met die DAF-vragmotor in die bos kamp met basiese toerusting. Ons het ongeveer 7 ure lank gery om in Mafuta village uit te kom waar ons net buite die dorpie gekamp het.  Ons was hier om met die plaaslike kerke te werk, van huis-tot-huis te besoek en die … Continue reading vyf brode en twee visse

a simple offering

We were out on Expedition in Simwatachela Chiefdom in Zambia. A bare-bones two-week ministry trip in which we drove 7 hours with the DAF truck and set up camp in the bush just outside Mafuta village. We were here to work with the local churches, visit from home-to-home, and share the Gospel. Expeditions are exciting! During home-to-home visits, many people hear the Gospel for the … Continue reading a simple offering

Hartspad

Hartspad is an Afrikaans word meaning “path of the heart”.

When I started using #runwildlivefree in 2018, it was because of a life-altering adventure I said yes to — stepping out in faith, and acting in obedience to the call of God on my life.

May your heart be lead on paths of righteousness. May you be filled and refreshed by Holy Spirit. May you be guided by Him in all things. And may you have the courage to step into the Great Unknown, to pioneer the things that He has called you to! Continue reading Hartspad

bonfire

Many have asked, and now it’s finally available! This uniquely branded wear is now available for purchase on Bonfire. I’m selling these beautiful (assorted) t-shirts and hoodies to fundraise for my launch-fund in order to join the Overland Missions team in the Democratic Republic of Congo! Follow the link to select your design, colour, and size, and they’ll deliver it to your front door! Please … Continue reading bonfire

La Vie en Mission

PROCLAMER LE PARDON « Jésus dit: « Père, pardonne-leur, ils ne savent pas ce qu’ils font. » Les soldats tirent au sort pour savoir qui aura ses vêtements. Puis ils les partagent entre eux. » ‭‭Bonne Nouvelle selon Luc‬ ‭23:34‬ ‬‬ Trahi par des amis, accusé bien qu’innocent, torturé jusqu’à être cloué sur la croix – les injustices que Jésus a souffert ne pouvaient pas … Continue reading La Vie en Mission

producing hope

“Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.
And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation.
Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.” — Romans 5: 3-5 Continue reading producing hope

preparing for post-pandemic ministry

From generation to generation there has always been a remnant that has remained loyal and passionate to continue to grow the Church and pursue the lost. These determined followers loved not their lives unto death and sacrificially went to the regions beyond. This fire of God for the nations must once again be kindled in our hearts. Continue reading preparing for post-pandemic ministry

whatever it takes — quarantine circles

Often times, this means walking over rough terrain where there are few to no roads.
It means covering long treks with 4×4 vehicles to camp in the bush.
It means learning a foreign language so that you can communicate the Gospel accurately and effectively.
It means sitting down for hours with one person to answer their questions and navigate cultural barriers. Continue reading whatever it takes — quarantine circles

the only Friday that is called Good

Friends! Family! Kingdom Partners! The Hebraic Passover was celebrated on Wednesday evening and today is Good Friday! Whichever day you choose to celebrate, may you be reminded of the Lamb that was slain, who conquered death, who rose again, and who sits at the right hand of the Father! It is finished! The chief end of man is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him … Continue reading the only Friday that is called Good

COVID-19 Overland Missions team update

Friends! Family! Kingdom partners! I’d like to share this update on the worldwide COVID-19 situation from Overland Missions‘ CEO — Philip Smethurst. As missionaries who work in the foreign field among vulnerable people groups, who are remotely situated and not regularly exposed to the outside world, our international teams consider the risk this superbug presents to isolated communities with low immunity. As such, we do … Continue reading COVID-19 Overland Missions team update

from the mouthes of babes

This past week, around 80 missionaries (kiddos included), with a mish-mash of 12 vehicles, representing 7 nations where the Good News of the Gospel is proclaimef, came together for Overland Missions’ annual African Staff conference. What an uplifting an encouraging time to hear team members share on the Cost of Discipleship, to receive pastoral ministry, to cast vision, and to fellowship with team members who … Continue reading from the mouthes of babes

a non-comprehensive mid-January update

Friends! Family! Kingdom partners! 🇨🇩 I thought I’d give you a quick non-comprehensive overview of life and prayer requests: – I’m currently in the United States 🇺🇸, FL, where I attended Overland Missions’ ONE TRIBE conference. It was a wonderful time of drawing together with missionaries from all over the world to hear from different speakers (most of whom are on Overland Missions’ board of directors) such … Continue reading a non-comprehensive mid-January update

7 jours pour se laisser guider par le Saint-Esprit

Jour 1: Le Saint-Esprit est là, tout près de vous Jésus a dit : “Et moi, je prierai le Père, et il vous donnera un autre consolateur, afin qu’il demeure éternellement avec vous, l’Esprit de vérité, que le monde ne peut recevoir, parce qu’il ne le voit point et ne le connaît point ; mais vous, vous le connaissez, car il demeure avec vous, et il … Continue reading 7 jours pour se laisser guider par le Saint-Esprit

let’s go fly a kite

Looking back often provides us with the perspective we need to recognize God’s steadfast faithfulness in every season. God does not change. His Word is ALWAYS true. His is not slow in remembering His promises. When we step out in faith and walk in obedience, He is sure to fulfil His Word since He has already equipped us with everything we need to live a life of holiness and godliness through the Holy Spirit. Continue reading let’s go fly a kite

I can do all things

“I know how to be abased and live humbly in straitened circumstances, and I know also how to enjoy plenty and live in abundance. I have learned in any and all circumstances the secret of facing every situation, whether well-fed or going hungry, having a sufficiency and enough to spare or going without and being in want. I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:12-13‬ ‭AMPC‬‬
https://www.bible.com/8/php.4.12-13.ampc Continue reading I can do all things

God-breathed

Originally posted on Run With It:
There are a lot of people these days who are “cherry picking” scriptures which support their lifestyle choices, while they often ignore the context, as a whole, from which those scriptures are drawn. This first verse here in Romans 8 is one of those scriptures. For, these people assume they are “in Christ Jesus” merely because they made a… Continue reading God-breathed

this beautiful [home]

In the busy season, Rapid14 is home to over 100 missionaries, AMT students, and expedition members. Jessi Schwertfeger, co-Director of International Operations, recently shared this amazing story regarding ‘home’ on Overland Missions’ first-ever official podcast: click HERE to give it a listen! This is home Nomads, Missionaries, World Changers, Expats — terms we use to describe some aspect of what it means to live in … Continue reading this beautiful [home]

what is a [missionary]?

What’s a missionary? If your answer is something along the lines of “Jehovah’s Witnesses” or “Mormons”, and you’re not aware of the evangelical commission of the Apostles, found in Acts, then this is a good kick-off to transform your thinking. Listen to this amazing vision by founder and CEO of Overland Missions, Philip Smethurst. Apostles are pioneers, breaking the hard ground of unbelief. Apostles aren’t … Continue reading what is a [missionary]?

sit down, [son]

One of the most central issues within the [modern] church, that seems to pop up every now and then is the question:

Should women be allowed to preach?

Essentially, this question does not relate to the official platform of ‘preacher’ as it relates to pastor or whatever official title you’d like to slap on to the formal structure of [church] ministry. Rather, the question is this — are women supposed to publicly speak out about the Gospel?

One would think that, within the modern era, this question is finite, and also redundant. Yet, it’s something that constantly pops up in church discussions, social media, and feminist campaigns. Personally, I’m not an advocate for feminism. I’m an advocate for the Gospel, and that intrinsically implies equality. Perhaps we’ll have a discussion about this another time?

Continue reading sit down, [son]

the tiger

the tyger || burning bright || #runwildlivefree On 29 September, two weeks after my dad passed away, I was visiting my friend Carené — I was making my way though town, coming back from KZN where I went to see my dad’s lawyer earlier that morning. It wasn’t an unusual day, and I wasn’t very emotional. I think, even now, I’m still numb to the … Continue reading the tiger

the valley

Twenty six days ago my father passed away. These words still seem unreal to me, even as I write them here. In a month’s time I’ll be celebrating my first birthday without him, and that is even more unreal. “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet, and a light for my path.” Psalm 199:105 One of the most referenced scriptures surely has to … Continue reading the valley