Sunday, April 29, 2007


This Sunday Morning was a baptism service. Two guys from the Cornerstone group were baptized: Warren Upton and Kyle Nicolas. It was awesome to hear their testimonies of the Lord saving them recently! They were both baptized before (infant, and before he was a believer) so it was such a testimony to see them be baptized in obedience to the Lord after salvation
Testimonies: cold water :)

Thursday, April 26, 2007


This is the baby's room...just sitting there empty....10 days to go!

There is a name above the crib, but I blurred it out cause on the SA side of the world its gonna be a secret till baby Archer's born!

We love the nautical classic!

The baby's been kicking my ribs like crazy the last 2 days....but the doctor says he might be a bit late cause he hasn't "dropped yet." Nuts. The last 2 weeks is so hard to wait!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Durban Sunset

Durban beach beautiful! Lightning and thunder claps roared as well...

"By the word of the LORD the heavens were made,
and by the breath of his mouth all their host.
He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap; he puts the deeps in storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!
For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm."

Psalm 33

Thursday, April 19, 2007


"If anyone lacks wisdom, let Him ask of God who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him." James 1:5

So baby Archer is 2.5 weeks away, and this verse has been a comfort to me thinking about how babies don't really come with instructions, but the Lord gives wisdom to those who ask for it, in every situation....but we just must ask! I've been reading through the book of Proverbs, and there are so many verses that apply to this giant responsiblity that lies ahead of us...I think the whole book is underlined! Its been such a sobering thought thinking about how we are going to be parents, and the responsiblity of raising such a little one in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Yikes. That's alot of hard work and preparation, but I am so excited for the challenge. My ministry will be changing in the next few weeks from my primary focus being ministering to Clint and the church, to now mainly ministering to Clint and baby...which will be a gigantic adjustment, but I am looking forward to the new challenges because the Lord always uses those to stretch us and mold us more into His image (that is if we respond appropriately!)
Last week for Easter Clint bought me a Lindt chocolate bunny (Lindt chocolate is supposedly the best in the world ....from Switzerland) except he hid it throughout the house (it kept moving) and wherever it was it "laid an egg" (one of those cadbury eggs). Since we live in the church's house, its gigantic, so finding the bunny wasn't easy. I found eggs all over the house, but never the bunny! BUT I finally found it on Easter, it was so good (yum!) pure chocolate.
This is Clint playing cards with some of the Cornerstone group after Bible study last week. Since it was school holidays I think we've gotten together with the Cornerstone group almost every other night. Clints been teaching through different issues at Cornerstone, and last weeks was particularily good on how to balance fearing man, but at the same time be above reproach. Also the section in Colossians he's been preaching through has just been so great, super practical stuff on the Christian life. Its been awesome to see the changes in our own lives in our home, as well as the conversations of people in our congregation.
If you can remember to pray for us....just pray in particular for the member's in our congregation's health. Alot of people have recently had cancer battles, and are in and out of hospital. The pastor's wife at our church plant is in the hospital with extreme vomiting, and they have no idea what's wrong with her!
The nursery is finally done! I will post photos next time! :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Bronwyn's wedding

Clint's sister Bronwyn got married a few weekends ago! She looked so beautiful. I had the honour of taking some shots at the wedding....and have been editing them all here are a few!

Bronwyn and her new husband Etienne

Clint with his brother Donovan & sister Brownwyn

I love this long African grass in the background, the sunset makes it so pretty!

Clint performing the ceremony

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Church Website!

Our church Hillcrest Baptist finally has a website! :) Check it can download Clint's sermons for free

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Hope Valley

The Monday after Easter in SA is a public holiday...and after a crazy week we went away to Hope Valley to stay in a little cabin for a night. It was a very spontaneous thing.....but we called and their little "Bonga Bonga" cabin was open. Its totally rustic, no electricity or anything! But when they got there they said the rain had destroyed the road to the cabin, so for the price of the "rustic" cabin, we got one with electricity and a kitchen! :) I was kinda sad though cause we had prepared to ruff it for the night! But we still enjoyed cooking over open flame....yummy steak!

We took Geneva and Spurgeon with us. They had the time of their lives roaming around this HUGE farm with sugar cane and wild lavendar to sniff and chase bugs in. I don't think I've ever seen two doggies more happy then them! We laughed so much just watching their little tails and noses go wild at all the valleys and crevices to explore. Geneva is curious as to why we are stopping when there is so much to explore?
We were amazed at how beautiful it was. This little corner of the world really is gorgeous! I love Durban!

They say walking alot helps to bring labor on quickly. With 3 1/2 weeks to wasn't that quick I guess! Nuts! But the walks were beautiful! There were amazing purple lilly-pads in this lake!

Monday, April 02, 2007


Snapshots of our church:

Clint preaching ...this week he has 3 messages to prepare this week cause of Good Friday as well, keep him in prayer!

Our elders at Hillcrest Baptist....Neil, Clint, Keith and Glen

Our musicians....with Graeme on the trumpet