• Life with AJ
  • Summer Camp 2014

    It was my turn in the circle of thirty-something to introduce myself, “Hello, my name is AJ, I am from Sandton Bible Church and one interesting fact about me is that I play the flute.” “Hi AJ,” the thirty-something enthusiastic teenagers and young adults replied. I remember thinking “If I had ever gone to pre-school, […]

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  • Off To Write Exams

    This blog is here for me to share my thoughts regularly and to keep you updated on my missions work. Right now though I am focusing on exams. My exams run until 13 November and so I will not be posting to this blog until the 14th at least if not later. Please keep me in your […]

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  • The Idolisation Of Marriage

    I am 17 years old and already thinking a little bit about marriage. It’s kind of hard not to be thinking about marriage, no matter how old you are – particularly as a girl. So because I like writing stories, I am going to write you a story to illustrate my point. Let’s call our […]

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  • Perseverance Towards Results

    As I write this I am giving my hands a break from writing with a pen. I just completed my fourth draft of an important essay for English. I am working in a coffee shop (one of the many benefits of being homeschooled) and as I was writing my waiter struck up a conversation with […]

  • Book Reviews
  • Mockingbird – Kathryn Erskine

    Book Review of Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine Buy on Kindle ・Buy in Paperback ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Sexual Content: No sexual contentViolence:  Violence is mentioned because the main character’s (Caitlin’s) brother was killed in a school shootout and because she has Aspergers she mentions his death without tact. However, no description is used.Swearing and Blasphemy: It is implied that one of […]

  • Guest Posts
  • Living With A Chronic Illness

    I “met” Emily a few months ago when she contacted me through this blog in February. We started emailing and encouraging each other in Christ when the one day she asked me for prayer. She told me she had an undiagnosed illness that was causing her much pain. We continued to pray for each other […]

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  • Can’t we just send them away?

    “The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. And He said to them, ‘Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.’ For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a […]

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  • Big News for AJ

    I have finally decided what I want to do next year and so it is with great excitement that I announce that I will be… Going to BBISA in 2015 This year I am completing my AS Levels (Grade 12) through Cambridge and so next year I will be attending BBISA. BBISA, which stands for the […]

  • Missions
  • Holiday Bible Club 2014

    On Friday 4 July I completed my 14th Holiday Bible Club in 5 years as a leader. These weeks of focused time with children is probably the type of ministry I enjoy the most (well I have done 14 of them) even though they take such a large amount of work. I hope you will […]

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  • Go, Send or Disobey

    The theme of Sandton Bible Church’s (SBC) Missions Conference 2014 was Let Go. We need to Let Go and Let God in our lives, no longer holding onto things with tight fists but placing them on open hands saying “God, if you want this you can take it.” Definitely not easy to put into practice […]