The first of many (a first outreach experience) – Swaziland

It’s four o’clock in the morning. I drag my still asleep body out of the much too comfortable king size double bed. I fall back in bed. Just five more minutes. I can’t do this, I tell myself. This is just too hard. I’m too stressed. I have too much work to do. I don’t […]

You have called me higher- Phase 2.0: Swaziland

“I could just sit, I could just sit and wait for all Your goodness, hope to feel Your presence And I could just stay, I could just stay right where I am and hope to feel You, Hope to feel something again And I could hold on I could hold on to who I am […]

Writer’s Block

I am not an author or a poet, which I am sure you’ll notice in this blog post, but I would say that I can relate a little to ol’ Pullman when he says: “Writing is difficult. The most you can hope for is a day when it goes reasonably easily.” It all started when […]

Do we all worship the same God?

Many people believe that all world religions are somehow related and that we all worship the same God by ‘different channels’. This seemingly benign concept is blissful, heart-warming and does seem to answer many questions about the coincidental similarities. This idea could even allow for religious tolerance and possibly world peace. I’ve come to learn […]

The Jump From Serving To Engaging

‘Koffiehuis’ Experience “You my brothers were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13 I started out at ‘Koffiehuis’ soup kitchen. They have an incredible ongoing operation  reaching out to the homeless people. Tuks Missions are involved in the Friday […]

“Typical” Varsity Student Syndrome

The best things in life, is unexpected. These were my two desires: To become a journalist and to take part in missions. However between the two, one always seemed to be in my reach and I have always believed that the one in my reach was the journalism dream. This is because I’m a university […]

Coffeehouse, first experience.

I sat under the tent, in down town Pretoria, with the subtle smell of urine been carried on the gentle evening breeze, surrounded by the sound of snorting nostrils still trying to try and shake the effects of their lunch time ‘fix’. This wasn’t a usual way to spend a Friday evening. One hour earlier, […]

Who’s who in the zoo

< p style=”text-align: justify;”>If you think about it, (almost) everyone agrees that a lion in the zoo is not the same as a lion in the wild? Somehow there is a difference. The wild lion “feels” more like a lion…if obeys the rules of the wild that was set out for a lion. It really […]

February Outreach to Meetse-a-Bophelo

Tuks Missions February outreach to Meetse-a-bophelo Centre, in a township in Mamelodi, was a huge success. I was privileged to be part of the team who helped run the Saturday ‘fun day’ Program. The program started at 10am, but the kids were already lined up outside hours before the time with excitement. The organisation runs […]

New Experience at Crossroads & in the streets of Hatfield

< p style=”text-align: justify;”>A Friday afternoon not too long ago I was invited to a place called crossroads. I had no idea what to expect and therefore had no expectations but as I rounded the corner not one but three times I finally found the old colonial style house tucked away on the corner of […]