Hello Friends, I wanted to put one final message up there to everyone who has followed my journey up to this point, to share with you two things: my deep gratitude and what is next. I turned 23 yesterday. It was difficult at some level, being home with my family while half of my dearest …

Slow Burn

Here I am, just over a week out from departing this place that I have come to know as home. I will not lie, it has been a pretty taxing few days. The East Mountain Residency program came to a conclusion on Friday, December 7th, and since then each of us have slowly started the …

Ministry Overview – Trinity Children’s Centre P.E. and After School Club

I remember the beginning of the year, hearing from Megan, one of our "house parents", on the stoop outside our house. She said something along the lines of, "Oh yeah, you are going to be running a gym class in Mitchells Plain at Trinity Children's Centre." She continued on to explain a little bit about …

Sunny & Sappy

I sat in front of a fire last week at the vineyard adjacent to our East Mountain house and wrote these words, which in hind site were a little sappy (mawkishly over-sentimental, dictionary.com).┬áIn the days following, I have spent countless hours in the ocean enjoying some of the best swell I have experienced in my …

Smiley

We were making our way through the tight, winding streets of Kayamandi - Stellenbosch's premiere township, a living shrine to the injustice cast upon black South Africans during the regime of apartheid. Tin roof shacks spread as far as you can see, one on top of the other, yet their detail and integrity boast of …