Power Camp 2010

Last weekend was the 2010 Power Camp, where Clint Archer was the speaker. This is the group from our church that attended. The guys in blue are our 'Year For Life'ers who were fantastic helpers on the camp, then there was Mike and Stacy...that's the other guy pulling a funny face in the background, and the blonde lady in pink, who were also leaders on the camp.

From our youth group we had (from Left to Right), Natasha, Chantelle, Kevin, Tony, Zani, Mbali, Claudia and Candice.

They had a great time, with lots of solid spiritual food, and also a lot of fun! Definately something that will be on the yearly calendar for KBC.

Wednesday Night Bible Study

On our Wednesday night Bible study we are going through an amazing book by Thabiti Anyabwile called 'What is a healthy church member?' So far we have completed 3 chapters, and are really blessed by what God is saying to us as Krugersdorp Baptist Church. I am really excited about the spiritual growth and the real hunger to learn more and grow more in love with each other and Christ.

Of course good spiritual food has to be followed by good physical food...even if it's not that good for you ;-)

New Life

Every second Monday we make the great trek to Emiel and Lisa's home in Hekpoort - 42 kms away. While we were on holiday, he got news of his goats having babies - 6 of them...4 females and 2 males. He also had some chickens (Buff Orpingtons) and some ducks (Indian Runners) hatch. I was of course eager to let the girls see them and touch them, and so this was a real highlight to our visit!

The girls have a real interest in God's creation, which is all thanks to the wonderful books they read, provided through their homeschooling program TCE. We are just so priviledged to have eyes to see God's wonders all around us and hearts that believe is such an amazing Creator who care for each one of His creatures!

Visit with my dad

This event actually happened two weeks ago - all I can say is that 'Time flies'. My dad and his friend came over for lunch, where we enjoyed some food and a few games of table tennis together. Unfortunately our times are so busy, that even this visit was a short one, which we fit in between Glen's work and a marriage course we were running in the afternoon.

Here's Bonny enjoying ths sun - I did ask her for a smile...so compliant...

Clyde on the other hand was like....'are you kidding?'

Waterberg Holiday

We had been praying for a while that God would somehow provide for us to have a little break, as Glen was just needing some time off, and God did provide for us through friends to go on holiday with them to the Waterberg Game Park for a mid-week holiday - (Monday to Friday). We haven't really been on this kind of a holiday, where it's not just your family doing thier own thing, and even though that is really needed and very valuable, this holiday proved to be a wonderful blessing too. The girls had their friends to play with, and we had ours...really awesom.

If you are wondering who that boy in the picture is...his name is Kian (I think), and he managed to squeeze himself into our lives during the holiday - whether we wanted him to or not.
Due to the often windy weather outside, the kids had times of playing outside, and then some time watching TV (arrgghhh) and then some time outside, and then some time watching TV (arrgghhh)...thankfully allowances can be made on holiday, as it's not the norm.
So here we have the load of them bunched on a couch, enjoing the morning cartoons.

For those of you who haven't been properly introduced, these are our friends, Emiel and Lisa.

Here we are taking a lovely walk down to the shop, hoping to see some wildlife along the way.

I don't know what the point was of this trampoline, as they did more lying around it than actual jumping on it, but anyway, made for a cute picture.

Don't ask me what this little buck is called - Emiel was the expert on holiday, but he really is beautiful. He came right up to our chalet while we were cooking one afternoon.

I love this picture of Daniel...

...and this one of little Hannah, with her one little tooth...

There were so many different birds that kept us amused, they were so tame, and would literaly eat out of our chip bowls on the table when there was no one manning the fort. They even took pieces of sausage and bread off the table to devour...naughty little things! They were very cute though.

Now these two were really naughty, we had left our chalet open and the kids went in to go and play and quickly ran out to tell us that the monkeys were eating our bananas. Glen and Emiel hurried off to get them out. They ate most of our bananas, our rye bread, which they took out of the bread bin, and even ate some mini cheddars which were in a packet on the counter. They really left the place in a mess, and were there every day to check if they could find their way in again. This picture was taken the following morning, outside my kitchen window. I am sure that they were the same two monkeys, waiting for another opportunity to clean out old mother Hubbard's cupbourd.

This picture is just to give you an idea of the braais we had on holiday. More meat than we could consume, every day - the espetadas were especially delicious, and the pork rashes were the pregnant wives' favorite 'nibble'. Yummy!

Here's Daniel again, this time with a paddle ball ball in his mouth. This paddle ball was great fun on holiday, as we all had a go at getting it right. Lisa was the champion hands down!

Here are those two monkeys again...oh no sorry, those are our husbands - sitting on the kids jungle gym...

Rachel lost a tooth on holiday, and as you know the tooth mouse can't come to a place like this as there are too many wild animals, but we assured her that the tooth fairy would come instead as she was able to fly over all the animal's heads. Thankfully we were not wrong or we would have had a sad little girl on our hands.
On the second last morning, the weather was good enough for a little hike and so we took the shortest one, which was so lovely. Beautiful scenery with the occasional animal to admire from a distance.

We even saw a giraffe from real close, although the sad part was that it was dead. When we reported her after our hike, they were really sad to hear the news, as Trixy, had lost her little baby a few days before when it got caught in the electric fence. We don't know why Trixy died. Rachel especially was quite distraught and just wanted to touch it...shame...

What's a holiday without putt-putt? I think the kids did better than the adults!

Emiel spoiled us all with a hearty breakfast on the last morning before we left for home. What a blessing!

We just want to thank the Lord for wonderful friends and a wonderful time of much needed rest!

Krugersdorp Baby Boom

Stacy, was announced to be pregnant first with her first. Then Menlanie with her second, then me with our third, and today we found out that Lisa is pregnant with her 4th. That's 4 pregnancies in 3 weeks...PRAISE THE LORD for answers to prayer!!!

We really see this as a blessing to our church from our Great God, and are encouraged at His awesome hands in our lives. God surely is adding to our number...almost daily!

Clevely Skype Call

In typical Glen and Nick fashion, this is the outcome of their skype call this morning. Boys will be boys!

Nick...always good for a laugh!

Clay modeling

Being Friday, it was once again Granny time. The last few months, granny time with Granny Zan has been occupied with knitting squares for a baby blanket, which now we are more eager to put our combined efforts into of course, and she has also been doing some easy baking and cooking recipes with the girls. My mom has been focusing on working with clay, and she has found this new kind, which is really soft, easy to work with, and very light. This time the girls set out to make a little doll with the clay, and I don't know why, but everyone who has seen them asks if it's Noddy.

Here we are, the almost finished product, with only the buttons left to add. The girls really did have a good time making their masterpieces. I think the hat makes people think its Noddy - I personally don't think it resembles him at all!

Eisteaddfod time

Amanda took part in her first eisteaddfod last week Saturday. Because she has only been going to formal lessons for a short time, she was only entered to play one piano solo. We went to support her of course, and I think that we were more nervous than she was. She walked away with an 'A' from a very strict adjudicator - so we were so very proud of her.

Well done Amanda!

ATTENTION: Glen to Nick

This is the only real song that has ever really been written, ever in all time, for all eternity, world without end. Eat your heart out! (Find the clip at the bottom of our Blog page).