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2013 for the Bekker's

2013 come and gone...

As you may recall from our previous Newsletter (sent early November 2013), we left Singapore at the end of October to spend 2 months on "Home Assignment" in South Africa. Practically, it means that 2013 was a 10-month year for us - not a good thing given that time goes by quite fast enough as it is without artificially shortening the year.

A privilege to be on board!

It is a great privilege to be on board the Rosebank team.

As a family we are very excited to see God at work in the hearts of young people over this next season of our lives. Some of the things I am passionate about are sport, the bible and young people desiring to follow hard after Christ. My prayer is that God uses these passions to build his kingdom. As the Head of Business Science at St Stithians Boys College it was sad to leave the boys and staff, but we are extremely excited to see God at work in what he has set before us.

I Love Sundays

I love Sundays, especially the first Sundays of the new year. Everyone is back from holiday, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and enthusiastic about the year ahead. Even those of us who remained in Jo’burg over the holiday period are feeling refreshed.

So, welcome back! Welcome home to RUC! I hope you’re eager to grow in your walk with Jesus in 2014.

Roelof and Kim

Greetings once again from a very hot Worcester.

Roelof was in town today (14 January) and at about 5pm it was still 42 degrees Celsius! OUCH!!! Well you are probably wondering what’s been going on in our lives.

Reflections on Mandela

The Announcement

Last Thursday night just before 9 o’clock, the Proteas were wrapping up their stunning victory against the visiting Indian cricket team at the Wanderers stadium. Not far away in the stately suburb of Houghton, 95 year old Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Nelson Mandela, was taking his last breaths. A few hours later our president, Jacob Zuma, announced to the nation that Madiba had died. That announcement unleashed a flood of tears and a torrent of tributes around the world.