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Winter is coming!

It is so funny being in Cape Town at this time of year.  It is their “fall” and people are saying how cold they are and how chilly the evenings are getting.  I have even seen the odd person in a parka at night! Keep in mind, that still most days it is between +20 and +25c and in the middle of the night, it may get down to +10.  The days are getting shorter and I must admit I have gotten used to being warm.  The other evening at +18 and rain, I felt freezing.  Absolutely ridiculous! The days are cooler in the morning and the evening but yesterday the sun was hot and +27.  It is spectacular here!

Our week has been a different week as the regular volunteering was not happening as it is Easter Break.  Schools were closed. The boys were able to do more things with other kids as they were not in school.  Dave & I had a day to ourselves – hooray! We enjoyed some great visits and meals with friends. Matt & Sam went sandboarding (pictures still to come).  Josh has been at the church alot… I think every day from Tuesday to Saturday.  The big Colour women’s conference is next week (about 5,000 ladies) and Josh is part of a musical number.  He has been loving practicing for it and it sounds like it will be amazing! Josh was also excited this week to be on the front line singing with the worship team for youth as well as accompaning four girls on his guitar for a song. All of the boys have really been enjoying connecting with kids and youth leaders at church which is awesome.

I’ll let the photos speak for themselves (new Photos under Gallery #9) and you can see what we have been up to.  We are only in Cape Town for two more weeks and we are all feeling sad it is nearing the end of our time here.  It does truly feel like ‘home away from home’ and we will miss this beautiful country and all of our friends here.



Posted by The Guenther's Big Adventure on April 6, 2013
4 Comments Post a comment
  1. 04/7/2013

    It is so inspiring to follow your family’s amazing adventure!….we’ll really try to get rid of some of this cool white stuff! before you get here. Pray the ladies conference will be a blessing to them as well as the boys! Grace

  2. 04/9/2013
    Ryan Wiebe

    Josh (and family),
    Looks like you are having a fantastic time and so many of the pictures I see remind me of my own family’s year-long adventure. It’s impossible to realize the magnitude and scope of influence that experiences like this will have on your life. Soak it in, enjoy yourself, bond with friends and family, experience other cultures, and think critically and reflect on all that you see and do.

    Luke 12:48

    Mr. Wiebe

    • 04/9/2013

      Mr. Wiebe,
      Thank you for the message. I think Luke 12:48 is a very apt description of our experience. Each place we visit is unique and different; rich in cultural tradition and filled with warm-hearted people. This adventure has given me a lot to process, a lot to think about. I love it here.

      Coincidentally, I was reading Luke 12 this morning. I’ve been given more than I know what to do with. God has a plan for me, and I just have to obey it.



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