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Our get-away-journey

Posted by Comepros on January 11, 2016 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

After a very strenuous 2015 at Comepros, my wife and I took a well deserved end-of-year break in the Cederberg and Lambert's Bay. In the process we've accumalated  memories which we can cherish for the rest of our lives.

Bosduifklip Restaurant is situated 4 kilometres from Lambert's Bay on the Cape's West Coast. It is a unique spot for veld-dining. Here, along the old winding road, in the heart of the Sandveld,surrounded by ancient rock formations and concave cliffs,mothers,fathers, grandmothers,grandfathers and children can linger undisturbed,relax and experience a way of life LONG lost in other places.

Their crayfish,mussles,snoek,sweet potatoes,lamb on spit,salads,home-made bread,jams and sweet dumplings among others are to die for.

My wife and I TRULY spend a Christmas Lunch such as we've NEVER had before, and probably NEVER will have again at Bosduifklip. On our arrival at our flat on the beach front, we were SO exhausted of ALL the food we've enjoyed, that WE both went to lie down so that the digestion process could kick-in. What a day we've spent Bosduifklip.

Visiting the AME Church Lambert's Bay

Posted by Comepros on January 11, 2016 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

On our way to Clanwilliam in the Cederberg, my wife and I attended the morning service at the AME Church in Lambert’s Bay.

What a surprise it was to discover that women ministers were allowed on the pulpit of a church that preserved the pulpit predominantly for male ministers only when I was a teenager. What was even MORE surprising, was the fact that the church, a methodist church where it was unheard of as a child, preached a Pentecostal message, and cast out demons.

AFTER the service the congregation remained behind on my wife’s request, to receive sweaters and other items from our community organization. A few ideas and contact numbers were exchanged and invitations issued.

Half an hour later we departed to visit a sister of mine in Christ in Clanwilliam, 60 kilometers away.

A blessed afternoon with my sister in Christ.

Posted by Comepros on January 11, 2016 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

As we entered the colored township of Clanwilliam, I was surprised to see just how much it was upgraded. In fact, we almost got lost on our way to Sister Rachel Swartz. Where there were sand dunes twelve years earlier, RDP Houses sprung up. It was a total new face to me, as if I was actually in the wrong township.

After a number of enquiries along the way, one of the local ladies eventually got into our car to accompany us to my friend and her family. What a blessed moment it was when I walked through the gate of my sister in Christ after twelve years of absence. We hugged each other and praised the Lord for the WONDERFUL opportunity to see each other again. We could NOT stop talking about the old days and times we spent serving the Lord, and winning souls.

Like with ALL good things the time to say goodbye arrived…too soon for that matter. MORE memories were added to my life.