Well, we have been keeping busy here in South Africa. Settling in has taken a little longer than expected, but the good news is that we have now found a place and signed a lease! It is in Kommetjie, not Capri as we had hoped, it is about a 10 minute drive from Masiphumelele and the All Nations base in Noordhoek and we are SO grateful to finally have a light at the end of the tunnel of a 2 month house search.
We had originally looked for a 2 bedroom flat, but because Kommetjie is a slightly cheaper area our budget got us a small house. For some reason it was listed as a 2 bedroom cottage, and when we arrived we found a small 3rd bedroom we can use as an office! It was so much more than we expected to be living in here and we feel very blessed.
We live a couple of streets from a beautiful local beach called ‘Long beach’, which we heard is the longest beach in the world, but that is unverified! Also, for those of you who know them, we are just down the road from our friends in YWAM Kevin and Tonya Stanfield, and All Nations Leaders Floyd, Sally, Mike and Calyn.
We move in next weekend and are hoping to have all our friends for a house warming the weekend after.
Because we are internationals and the house is furnished, we had to pay 3 months rent as deposit which took a big chunk out of our car budget, then incredibly this week we received an incredibly generous gift from the UK which was 3/4’s of the deposit – We were amazed! So we are hoping to get our papers sorted a buy a car we had seen this week…
…settling in has taken more time than we thought, but it has also been a process of learning of God’s goodness, and his peoples generosity in prayer and finances. Thankyou to everyone who prays and gives to us, it is no stretch to say we are completely unable to do this without you.