Tuesday, October 31, 2006

hairy scary

So, tis the season for BUGS here in Namibia. Specifically the “hairy hairdresser” for me at my house. Ok, let me explain. We don’t know what this spider-like thing is called, and somehow, (was it kendall??) it got the name – hairy hairdresser – because no one really knows what its called. It looks like a spider but it appears to have 10 legs – 2 of them, the ones in the middle, are really short, and two of them in the front are really longThey are super lightning-fast, and….they JUMP! They are what Buddy calls “his worst fears all rolled into one”. (Buddy is deathly afraid of spiders.) Yeah we don’t even know if it is technically a spider (because of the ten leg issue) but they look like spiders, so that’s enough for Buddy. There was one on my wall the other evening and I pointed it out to Buddy and we went to look at it and I was about to smack it with my shoe, but Buddy was in the way and I was like, “Buddy, back up so I can hit it”, (I think he was counting legs for some reason) and it totally jumped right at him!! He was freaking out. We looked everywhere for it after that but we couldn’t find it. So Buddy went home, and here’s the scary part…the next morning he found one the exact same size at his house, and he has never seen one before, or after at his place. He killed it with a broom. =) We think it must have stowed away in his pocket or something. Yeah, he was pretty much totally creeped out by that.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Mini Update

Pray for Maveja because these last few weeks we have not been able to meet to do our Firm Foundations study together. It seems ever since we decided to increase our meeting times to do it more often, we actually are not being able to met even once a week. It usually ends up being because of some family things or because she has to go to Windhoek with her dad or because she gets chores she has to do that day. I don’t know, but it seems like its opposition…something is always getting in the way…whether it’s the enemy or family that doesn’t like her Christianity…I can’t say. But pray that we are able to make time, even if that means spontaneously meeting, so our plans can’t be thwarted. =)

The OSS Bible study will probably be on hold soon. The grade 10’s, will be finished with exams this week, and then their Holiday starts. (they have a 2 month holiday). Everyone else goes to school until their exams finish at the end of November. Grade 10 is the pass/fail year. If you pass, you can keep going to school. If you fail the exams, you have to drop out of school. Most of the learners in our OSS study are grade 10 this year.

Thursday, October 26, 2006


It's official. Wellington’s Sweet Chili Sauce IS good on everything.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

the privilege of community

“So between the death of Christ and the Last day it is only by a gracious anticipation of the last things that Christians are privileged to live in visible fellowship with other Christians. It is by the grace of God that a congregation is permitted to gather visibly in this world to share God’s Word and sacrament. Not all Christians receive this blessing. The imprisoned, the sick, the scattered lonely, the proclaimers of the gospel in heathen lands stand alone…It is easily forgotten that the fellowship of Christian brethren is a gift of grace, a gift of the Kingdom of God that any day may be taken from us, that the time that still separates us from utter loneliness may be brief indeed. Therefore, let him who until now has had the privilege of living a common Christian life with other Christians praise God’s grace from the bottom of his heart. Let him thank God on his knees and declare: It is grace, nothing but grace that we are allowed to live in community with Christian brethren.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “Life Together”

Monday, October 09, 2006



Okanahandja Lodge Sunset

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Introducing the Apex team Vehicle! Our Honda Stream. She blends right in on the roads of Namibia...seeing as she is the color of 99.9% of all vehicles on the roads.

Honda Stream

Ain't she cute?

the new ride