The day we went on the permanent mission trip!

The day we went on the permanent mission trip!

It has been 5 years since we left Vancouver.  Sometimes, it feels much longer than 5 years, but this picture was taken on the 10th of August, 2009 at the airport to mark our departure from our home and Abohna’s birth place.  Many things have changed since then.  The changes are not for the better or worse, but they are for being closer to the will of our lord, Jesus Christ.  I am sure our friends in the picture are praying HARD for us, because they are still very close to our hearts.  🙂

Many things have happened in our 5th year in South Africa.

OLIA – Our lives in Africa was registered as an NPO (Non Profit Organization) in South Africa. We have 8 members (Mthandazo, Siyacela, Zuksani, Rev. Kim, Rev. Lim and Rev. Jun) in the management team.  Its ministry includes the “I’m Precious to Jesus Campaign (“ and the “Liyabona Montessori Teacher Training”.

The “I’m Precious to Jesus Campaign” was introduced in S. Korea (KookMin Newspaper), at the BTCL (Satellite Bible Classes) Alumni Conference, Sanco (Western Cape civil governing body), World Vision in Lesotho, and the churches around the country.  We held children’s marches in Makhaza in Khayeltisha and Qutubeni in Transkei.  The RMA (Righteous Men Assembly) was held in Mkahaza, Nkanini, Bloemfontein, Gansbaai and in Hermanus.

Liyabona Montessori Preschool has survived through the toughest year financially, but the teachers and children had a wonderful year together creating sweet memories and sharing great love.

Abohna is finishing Grade 1 at Somerset College and Papama is finishing Grade 9.  We had an awesome year.

Thank you for being with us.  We love you and may God bless you.

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