Joy is in South Africa for the winter 2016 and will be reporting on her life and work in a small hermitage set aside for developmentally disabled children, in St. Helena Bay, Capetown, South Africa. Scroll down this page to read all the Tales as we post Joy’s newsletters on this blog.Read More
Greetings, dear readers, from my current home here at Island House. Do you ever have the feeling that you are at the zenith of your life… that all your prior experiences have prepared you for this precise one? That’s exactly how I feel, most mornings here….Read More
My friends Fakier and Tim and I drove north, up the western Cape, through many national preserves, which were mostly ocean-side chaparral with a few ostrich and springbok and flamingoes and ibis.. Everything is dry and it looks like yet another drought year coming, to the farmers’ dismay. Finally, after a few hours, we found Eiland Huis (Afrikaan, for Island House), outside of St. Helena’s Bay.
As my American friend Jimmy Whitfield, who spent several decades as a missionary all over sub-Saharan Africa, wrote me: Truly that part of the Continent is one of the most beautiful places ever created.
So what is a sporadically funded non-profit home for severely disabled children, many of them indigent, doing on a piece of fabulously beautiful beachfront property, you might ask?Read More
Greetings, dear friends. And welcome to my initial peek into the world of Cape Town and this year’s adventure….( read about Joy’s first week in South Africa and her discovery of her place of service ….”In St. Helena Bay, a little village three hours north, with no transport other than by car, is a small hermitage set aside for developmentally disabled children (Polio, Down’s Syndrome, Birth defects) who can’t speak and need to be fed.”Read More
Hamjambo, marafiki (kiswahili for howdy, friends)! I know that many of you are patiently waiting for this second year’s installment on “Tales From Tanzania” – And I had my air ticket, my visa, gifts and clothes for the kids, lunch dates with friends in Dar Es Salaam and Mwanza….. when I heard from Sister Helena that: “the Busega police are very angry with you…they say that you are a spy..” And, from a certain...Read More