180° Opening

We have just uploaded this video to YouTube and thought that maybe you’d love to see it.
We have open doors this coming Friday and Saturday and our first activityon the 4th of May.
We are so excited knowing that this is all happening and want St John’s to really celebrate with us and pray with us as the doors open!
The first images in the video are from 6 years ago when we began activities and then shows the building work that has been undertaken during the past 4 years.
Through it all we have seen God’s faithfulness and trust that his timing for this time is perfect.
Below is a youtube link and the open doors poster that we have been handing out!
Leana and Andrew

March Prayer Update

Hello from cold and rainy Johannesburg. Summer is officially over and Autumn has come. What a few months it has been! I feel like it has been exciting and exhausting at the same time.

Praise Points

* The students at JBC are so engaged and excited. Its been a joy to teach and get along side them.
* Homelife has settled down and my housemate Mpho is staying on.
* My parents arrive for a visit in a week! I am excited!!!! Continue reading

Donaldson Download – April


As you know, Joshua entered our family a few months ago. We had a very rough start with some significant feeding difficulties, lots of tears and being confronted with the reality of the overwhelming task of parenting, which nothing can prepare you for! Thank you for all the messages of encouragement. We are very happy to report that things are much better now. Joshua is a happy and content little boy, who is learning and growing at a very fast rate. He has already been on 6 plane rides, 2 work trips and has met a lot his friends and family. Continue reading

DJs Autumn Update

Firstly I would like to apologise for the length of time between my last email and this one. I have kept the following intentionally brief. If you would like to contact me please do.

In my last update I mentioned that Abigail and I were undergoing relationship counselling.

In April 2017 Abigail initiated a separation. She found a place to live and moved out in May. We are currently in family Continue reading

Berala update from Jo-Ann

Recently, I requested prayer for our church families who were detained on Nauru before being transferred to Australia. They are still facing uncertainty regarding their settlement process. It’s distressing for them not knowing in which country they will be living in six months or a year’s time from now, and when – or if – they will see their family members in Iran again. But they have been comforted and strengthened through your prayers. Continue reading