September 15

Tomatos, chickens and ZEBRA!

Sorry for the delayed post regarding our move to Cape Town,
but as you can imagine…we’ve been a LITTLE busy 🙂

So to give a quick recap:

  • Flights went MUCH better then last time (ie: no air sickness)
  • Moving the luggage was made easy with help ALL along the
    way which was truly a blessing…daddy can’t move all 15 by himself 😉
  • After an…interesting…3 week search we’ve found a place that will fit
    our needs and is well under budget! (we’re waiting on internet before
    we can move in…how else are we going to pay for it if I can’t work :))
  • I officially started work at LivingHope just a week after being here
    and am doing by best at connecting with the students, learning Xhosa,
    and I’m getting ready to begin our Phase 2 chicken business teachings!


It’s been a pretty smooth transition for Aubree and the kids as well.
They’re ALL a lot tougher then I am and have adapted to the new
surrounds, new food, new schedule, etc etc. The kids are loving all the
playgrounds, making new friends, and asking 42 million questions
during each car trip 😉

Aubree continues to be the Proverbs 31 women who I continue to be
amazed, supported, and encouraged by DAILY!!! Pregnant, in a new
country, and homeschooling kids she continues to be a rock and a
source of comfort and support…please continue to pray for her all
along her journey!

More pictures and updates coming as often as I can find the time…

But for now here are a few recent pics:

We went to another local mission organization and we put in
a small garden plot for them to grow food to feed the residents:

Many hands make light work :)
Many hands make light work 🙂

Tunnels where tomatos are grown. Currently prepping the bags:


Chickens students will be taking over to start their own business:

Happy chickens make happy eggs :)
Happy chickens make happy eggs 🙂

Zebra processing lesson…

It’s just like a big deer…or a horse. Yes more like a horse 🙂
Making burger to sell (over 195 zebra burgers processed in about 2hrs)

More to come, but for now we need prayers for students entering
Phase 2 to be able to stay focused, learn as much as they can, turn
a profit in their chicken and tomato businesses, and that we as
staff can lead them towards a closer and stronger relationship with
Christ while teaching!

Thanks to everyone for their prayers…we need them!


P.S. Here’s a GREAT song that’s been encouraging me recently:


Staffords In South Africa

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  • Love hearing what all and where all God is using you guys! Praying for health & safety for each of you and for hard work from your students so that all you pour into them, returns much fruit. Or in this case, zebra burgers, eggs & tomatoes!

  • I am so amazed by your boldness to pick up your entire family and move to another country!
    Never mind the fact Aubrees with child☺️
    I’m praying God does a mighty work while your family’s there!
    I love that the kids are so excited, what a tremendous life lesson for them.
    Love and prayers

  • Brad, Thankyou so very much for the update. I love reading all about this adventure God has called you to. Love the pics! We are praying for health and safety and great pleasure in all you do. Keep it coming!

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