We flew into Cape Town and a section of South Africa that is very familiar. It feels like a second home. It has been a long three years of Covid that has kept us away!
We felt a strong sense of belonging and cherished the fresh chill that blows through this area of Africa. This part of the world is known as the sea of storms coming off of the Antarctic. So the temperature goes into the 30"s at night and back to the 50's during the day. But most importantly Lizzie Weichardt greeted us with a warm hug and all of the dogs barked a welcome song for us!
This photo was taken just outside our cottage on the Roux family farm located in the wine lands of Robertson Valley. You see some of the vines that have already been cleaned and prepared to produce next spring. It is a real reminder of Jesus and the vines.
It is winter here in South Africa and this first week has been cold, wet and stormy. Gale force winds whipped the trees while a leak appeared in the ceiling as the storm raged all day on Thursday. Load sharing of electricity has been a staple of our experience in Africa. The power goes off so the production of electricity is shared from area to area. Our electricity has gone off twice a day this first week. There is little heat and dressing requires multiple layers.
We are settled in for the first few weeks at Khanyisa Mountain Lodge and Bible studies have begun as we are building a relationship with young volunteer missionaries. Pray with us as we serve, care and love those who God brings in our path.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
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Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.