Sunday morning began with the sound of crashing waves, the plaintive call of seagulls and morning birds filling the cool air around our lovely home away from home.
We were treated to a delicious breakfast by our hostess, Pat, and her son, Nick, in the quaint dining room of Sonnekus. Then we headed off to Medway Community Church where we would be fellowshipping and ministering that day.
South Africans are a very casual and relaxed people, and it was interesting to be in a church where the children play barefooted on the floor until the first part of the service is over and they are bustled away for their Sunday lessons.
The theme that day was “Saved to Serve” and the testimonies from Pastor Bob and Jorge fit beautifully into the theme, as well as our song “Go, Connect and Share.”
After the service we stayed for lunch at the church as the youth were braaiing boerewors sausages for lunch and we ate them much like a hot dog, in a bun, only much more tasty and spicey.
It was a real treat for us to see Greg and Carol Karsten again and to spend a good amount of time fellowshipping with them and the members of the church. It is always amazing to me that no matter how far we travel in the world, God’s people are brothers and sisters, and the bond is tangible and real.
After lunch we did some sightseeing and souvenir shopping, and by the end of the evening we were exhausted and ready to snuggled down into our duvet covered beds, the waves hushing us into a deep and restful sleep.