Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving Day

Psalm 107:1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

For our Thanksgiving day we drove about 3 hours North East of Ladybrand to fellowship with other American missionaries. Everybody brought some food, and you can see below that we had plenty to eat. About half way through the meal a thunderstorm blew up, so we all got a little wet, but we enjoyed ourselves anyway.

We spent Thanksgiving with Bro. and Sis. Darrell Miller (left), Bro. and Sis. Thorton Merrifield (center), and Bro. and Sis. Roger Smith and their son Caleb (right). Phil and Amrie also rode along with us. We trust each of you had a blessed day with family, friends, and the Lord.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Our Boys

This week we had a tent meeting in Manyatseng. Isaac went with me one day to pass out tracts and invitations. He had some children's tracts that he handed out. He is normally rather shy, but he is doing much better now. We had a great time with the all the children as we walked through the streets passing out invitations.

Micah enjoys anything that has to do with dirt or mud. He enjoyed helping to plant the garden. He is very active, and it takes a lot to stay ahead of him.

Titus is really growing. He loves to smile, and is normally a happy baby. He has been quite fussy lately. I think he is getting his first tooth.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

House Guests

We frequently have these visitors in our house during the summer months. Just this morning there was one in the boys bedroom. Micah picked it up, but dropped it after it started moving. As far as I know these millipedes are harmless. We just scoop them up and throw them outside. What a way to treat a guest!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Thatched Roof

The two pictures are good examples of the thatched roofs we see here in South Africa and Lesotho. The first picture I took a couple of weeks ago before my camera locked up. It is a picture of a house here in Ladybrand. These type of roofs are fashionable and normally used by the wealthy. You can see in the first picture that someone is up on the roof. He is replacing the top layer. That has to be done after a few years because of deterioration due to the weather.

The second picture I received from someone else. It was taken, I believe, in Lesotho. These types of houses are very common especially in rural areas.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Both Steve and Micah had birthdays last week. Steve turned 33 on Thursday, and Micah turned 3 on Friday. We had a nice visit at the farm with Phil's in-laws on Thursday. Gwen made homemade pizza and the ladies made an "airplane" cake for Micah. He is always wanting to go to the airport and ride on the airplanes. On Friday, Micah's birthday, we all went to a small coffee shop here in town and Micah really enjoyed his milkshake and playing at the playground. Sorry we don't have more photos, but our camera is still non-functional.