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"Sinethemba" means we have hope!

Sinethemba “We Have Hope”

It may seem like such a small word, “Hope,” yet it has the surprising capacity to awaken, persevere and overcome. Where hope exists, anything is possible. Where it is absent, there is no greater hell. A person’s eyes can tell you in an instant if hope is present. Eyes overflowing with hope invite change. Eyes vacant of hope feel like wells of despair. By far the greatest poverty is not the absence of money…

Toronto Family

Urban Exposure in Toronto

It’s been three years since setting foot in Canada and we knew there would be change. Still we found ourselves marvelling at the sheer scope of development in Ottawa and Toronto. In Toronto especially, massive high rises continue to go up and change the skyline dramatically. The city is a concrete jungle. As I looked […]

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Farming God’s Way in Sarnia, Canada

Food is a foundational and basic human need. Without access to food, families find themselves in crisis mode and decisions made in crisis mode are never the best decisions. So often the thought is that hunger exists only in Africa, but access to food or the lack thereof affects Canadians as well. Thirteen percent of […]


A Tribute to Our Network of Friends

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” ― Helen Keller It has become a significant realisation in these Canadian home assignment months, that we are not walking alone. In this BLOG we want to pay tribute to all the people who continue to be interested in us and […]

Alison was instrumental in starting the garden

Community Gardening Thriving in Calgary

We have discovered something wonderful in Wildwood! Dan spent a morning with a dear high school friend, Alison Laberge in her local community. Alison dreamt of starting a community garden in Wildwood, Calgary and worked with other community members to make that dream a reality. In the photos below, you can see what they have […]


Oh The Places You’ll Go!

When our son Jeremy was born, a few people gave some wise advice, “Cherish every moment because it goes by too quickly.” At the time we were surrounded by diapers, baby burp cloths and wet wipes… lots of wet wipes. That advice has come back to my heart these last months before Jeremy begins his […]

Family Drakensburg

How It All Began…

2016 is the beginning of our 7th year in South Africa and it is also the year that we are due to return to North America in April for a 5 month home assignment. As we complete our second 3 year term in South Africa, some of you may be interested in the story of how […]

Rural Farmer

Championing A Holistic Approach to Farming

Canadian Foodgrains Bank has one, marvelous goal: a world without hunger. One of their endeavours is to work with front-line organizations to provide training in conservation agriculture to smallholder farmers all over Africa, particularly eastern and southern Africa. In February, CFGB held an Africa-wide networking workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe for project leaders and trainers from […]

Induna Maize

A Farming God’s Way Field Day

Sometimes, seeing, really is believing. To walk alongside a field of 3.2m high maize and see the abundance of growth is awe inspiring in this season of drought. We wanted people to experience first hand how Farming God’s Way principles preserved our field this year. On Feb. 4, we had our first open field day […]

Children Destiny

Children of Destiny

We are enjoying increasing our partnerships with people and organizations in the Greater Durban area. Working with people with the same passion is both encouraging and invigorating. In a Zulu township about 30 min drive a way, there is a Christian NGO called, “Children of Destiny at Home,” or CODAH. Their mission is to, “preserve […]

Thanks to the Mngoma's, our amazing hosts.

A Mngoma Family Christmas

We had a wonderfully Zulu Christmas at Girlie and Jabu Mngoma’s home. Girlie is Kerry’s Zulu language partner and teacher and a close friendship has developed between them over these years of language learning. We were treated as family on Christmas day and we got to practice some of our Zulu!