Tuesday, November 20, 2012


We've recently moved in order to sell our things as we prepare for our departure in January.  The landscape where we now temporarily reside is absolutely the most beautiful of any place we've lived during our years of marriage.  This sunset the other evening was the "icing on the cake".

Monday, November 12, 2012


For those who do not receive our newsletter or e-mail communications this is for you!  In January we will be moving back to the US. For some time we have felt God was leading us in this direction.  We have a good working relationship with the leadership of HIM and they have been very supportive in this transition.

Though there will never be an end to work we are very happy with the progress in the churches here in South Africa.  Pray for those who remain and continue in their labor for the Lord Jesus. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Please allow me to share some Scripture verses and song lyrics that have been on my mind this morning.  Forgive me for being a bit lengthy.

“God is the Judge: He puts down one, and exalts another.” Psalm 75:7

“He (God) changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings…” Daniel 2:21


They cannot shell His Temple
Nor dynamite His Throne
They cannot bomb His City
Nor rob Him of His own.

They cannot take Him captive
Nor strike Him deaf or blind
Nor starve Him to surrender
Nor make Him change His Mind

They cannot cause Him panic
Nor cut off His supplies
They cannot take His Kingdom
Nor hurt Him with their lies.

Though all the world be shattered
His Truth remains the same
His righteous Laws still potent
And Father still His Name

Though we face war and struggle
And feel their might rod
We know above confusion
There always will be God.

Words adapted by Ester Hobbs


(To save space I've only included a couple of stanzas of this song.)

Many years have come and gone
Yet this world remains the same
Empires have been built and fallen
Only time has made the change
Nation against nation brother against brother
Men so filled with hatred still killing one another

And over half the world is starving
While our banner of decency is torn
Debating over disarmament
While killing children before they’re born
And fools who march to win the right
To justify their sin
Oh every nation that has fallen
Has fallen from within

Yet in the midst of all this darkness
There is a hope a light that burns
This little child the King of kings
Someday will return

Scott W Brown   (I don’t know much about this artist but I like the words of this particular song.)

I also thought about posting the lyrics of A Mighty Fortress Is Our God but decided you could look it up and sing it yourself.  I’ll simply include the closing words of that great song by Martin Luther: “God’s truth abideth still, His kingdom is forever.”