We are a missionary family in Southern Africa. Stephanus is a South African and Rose is an American. We are very grateful to the Lord for the way He brought us together forming a foundation for our marriage. We are 14 years married now and have eight children plus one who preceded us to heaven to be present with the Lord. Abigail (13), Daniel (11), Liliva (10), Elisha (8), Keziah (7), Kihanna (6), Lemuel (4), and Joshua (1). We are also homeschooling our children with the Rod and Staff Curriculum and find it a great blessing.
We are seeking to serve the flock of our Lord at His command according to Matthew 28:18-20. We have been serving the Lord in various countries; Angola, Namibia, Zambia, also with Angolan Refugees in Zambia in the past.
Presently we are working in South Africa among the Zulu people in Zululand. It is in the far northeast corner of South Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean on the east coast about 12 km from us as the crow flies. In the north about 25 km from us is the Mozambique border. And to the west about 80 km away is the Swaziland border. We are in the province of Kwazulu Natal. It is Zulu tribal land with it's own tribal governing body with chiefs and a Zulu King but still under the laws of the government of South Africa.
We have been given a small plot by the area chief and the king where we presently live and work from. We are involved in preaching and teaching anywhere the Lord gives opportunity, tract distribution and giving out sermons on cd. We have several Bible studies in different areas. We also do some jail ministry, hospital ministry, and preaching in local schools.
In an age of spiritual guilt-manipulation away from firm strong Biblical presuppositions, we seek and encourage all to return to a strong Biblical foundation and to raise the standards once again. We are not to ask for modern paths but we are called by God to return to the old paths back to the old rugged cross that leads us on a very narrow and straight path away from modern Christian freedom thinking.
Jeremiah 6:16 Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
Mat 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
But we can thank the Lord who calls us, He will also finish what we have committed unto Him. So let us ever look to Jesus Who is the Author and Finisher of our faith. Sweet is the rest that is fully in Him! Amen.
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