Mums and Dads

Yesterday was Mother’s Day in Australia and as I logged onto Facebook it made me so happy to see countless pictures and updates of Mum’s being spolit by their children; and children honouring their mums.  It made me appreciate the fact that once a year we take a day each to celebrate both mothers and fathers.  It also got me thinking about all the things that I have learnt from my mum and dad. I have always experienced unconditional love from both of my parents.  They have worked hard to ensure my all needs are met, if not exceeded, and

My new home – Kachele Farm

Here are a few pictures of my new home in Zambia.  We live on a farm property that was an old chicken farm.  Its absolutely beautiful and peaceful and I am very much loving it!  It about a 20 minute drive to the nearest town Luanshya, and 30-40 minutes to a bigger town Ndola.  I made my first drive into Ndola on Wednesday and I am pleased to report I only got slightly lost 😉  lets just say directionally challenged!  Our office This will be my new room next week.  Its newly constructed and having the finishing touches completed.  We

Finding purpose in the delay

I arrived to my new home in Luanshya, Zambia last night at 11pm after 8 days travelling on the road from SA.  Rather than fly from SA to Zambia (that would have been too easy right? 😉 ) I was offered the opportunity to travel via road with James one of our key Zambian leaders.  We needed to purchase 2 vehicles for Hands at Work in Zambia, of which imported second hand cars from Durban in SA prove to be the best value option for purchasing vehicles, and so last Sunday I took the 9hr bus ride to Durban to

The next chapter begins

I was frequently greeted with the remark during my 5 weeks home this past couple of months, “wow, has it really been 12 months already?” Yes it has! It’s now actually almost 14 months to be precise, and I feel the same sentiment. In some respects I feel like I have been living and serving in Africa forever, and in some way it also feels like I am still just finding my feet here and still have so much to learn. Alas, I had a wonderful, refreshing time back home. My heart is truly full from all the love, from

There really is nothing better…

Today I am sitting in the airport at Jo’burg, enjoying my last bottomless coffee at Mugg & Bean (ie. unlimited coffee refills for under $2! Which makes me very happy – and I’m not sure I’m ready to come back to Sydney prices! ;-))  I can’t help but be overwhelmed by how blessed I am to have the opportunity to travel home and visit my family and friends.  I do not take it for granted. During my time in Aus, I will have the opportunity to be involved in so many life moments – my little brother’s wedding, good friend’s