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Anette Jackson, James Le Roux, Danie De Waal, Spha Saneyi, Muriel & Ross Bartholomew, Blake Du Preez, Marion Edmonds-Smith, Kathy Noland, Paul Jackson

Greetings in the precious Name of our beloved Saviour Jesus Christ.

 2022 was a special year for us. Our last team to visit was three years ago in 2019 - due to Covid-19 restrictions etc. One of the things that we find amazing is that on every trip we make we learn more, experience things not encountered before and meet many new friends. Much is new for every trip.

Our task this year was to visit some of the new churches. We shared the Good News of the Kingdom with them from Romans 8, enjoyed fellowship with them, gave assistance to the new Early Childhood Development schools established and some building material for the growing churches. Here are some images from each of the churches we visited.

Read more: 2022


Due to Covid-19 related potential logistical problems we did not run a mission trip in either 2020 or 2021 but Muriel and Ross Bartholomew did make a short but significant trip in the first week of October 2021. This is the journey as it was captured through WhatsApp daily as we travelled. We travelled northwards for 3 days, spent 3 days in Ondangwa and returned southwards for 3 days. Most of this report was generated by Muriel as we travelled.

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Welcome to Namibia Mission 2021. Pray with us and for us as we journey along meeting with our brothers and sisters in Namibia. May God use us for His Kingdom. Ross and Muriel.

Read more: 2021

2019 - Thrive

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Namibia: Beyond Borders Beyond Barriers

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The Team: Joy Espach, Jamie Blommetje, Cathryn Hall, Liam Nymphe, Sebastian Machill, Rob Booth (Thrive leader) and Ross Bartholomew (Team leader)

Armed with a Camera and the Word of God, we ventured out to Namibia. And this is our story.

We set out on to Namibia on the 13th of August, a Tuesday, At around 11am. 10 hours down the road and alot of sleepy heads later, we finally cross the Namibian border, and probably witnessed some dude sneak into South Africa... anyways 150km after the border, we arrive at our first resting destination in a small town called Grünau.

Read more: 2019 - Thrive


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Greetings in the precious Name of our beloved Saviour Jesus Christ.

We have arrived in Ondangwa!!

This is just a quick email to let you all know that we have, by God’s grace, arrive safely and today will be our first day of ministry. Our drive up went very well without any difficulties along the way. The Namibian side of the border crossing took about an hour, mostly waiting for the road taxes side, and no one in the queue could figure out what the hold-up was since we were only about 10 people waiting. We eventually decided that it must be lunchtime so we waited.

Read more: 2019


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Michael & Dawson Simmons, Sphelo Mlungu, Morne, Michell & Caitlin Muller, Ross & Muriel Bartholomew, Carol Ebden, Marion Edmonds-Smith and Kathy Noland

We have arrived safely in Ondangwa. In fact, we arrived yesterday and had a very pleasant, although as always, long trip up. We travelled for three days sleeping over in Grunau and Okahandja.

Read more: 2018


This years trip was very different to any that preceded it. This year we were part of history being made in such a way that our Lord was mightily glorified. This year, 

This years report will take the form of the prayer reports that were sent out almost daily since there was a great deal happening. Enjoy the read and worship God for all that He did and is still doing here.

Read more: 2017


The year's team proved to be a great group of people and we had a very productive time in Ovamboland. The team consisted of:


Read more: 2016


The team for this year’s trip was really small, it ended up with just my wife Muriel and myself.
The trip northwards was, as always, a long one, but it was a pleasant drive and without any serious problems – one flat tyre was the only hiccup.
We stayed at Nakambale as usual and it was great to reacquaint with Maggie who looks after the Museum and Rest Camp.


We spent a total of four days in Ondangwa and during that time we accomplished a great deal which needs to be divided into four areas:

Read more: 2015


Team Leader’s Report

A smaller than normal team of 14 members made the long trip northwards to Ondangwa. The purpose of the mission was much more focussed than previous years. We wanted to specifically pick up from where Tish had left off with the training of the lady leadership and build some playground equipment for the play schools that Tish had envisaged.

The team did not travel together as some were already in Namibia before mission and some needed to visit Outjo to meet with the team behind the training that the play school ladies had done. By Monday 30 June we had all arrived at Nakambale Rest Camp, welcomed by fasithful Maggie as usual.

Read more: 2014


Team Leader’s Report

The team for this year consisted of a very balanced group in almost every respect. There were 8 men and 8 ladies, ranging from 16 to 73, and coming from 6 Western Cape CESA churches. Our two training days went off very well and the team was well prepared. All too quickly it was time to leave, which took place from an Engen service station in Bothasig at about 22h00 on 22 June in 3 vehicles. We met up with the fourth vehicle just past Malmesbury.

The trip to Ondangwa is a long 2200 km which we took two days to complete with a stopover at Hodygos in Okanhandja. One never really gets used to the distance and it always seems like we just cannot get there but eventually we all did and got ourselves unpacked and set up in the Nakambale Rest Camp, welcomed by Maggie as usual.

Read more: 2013


Women’s Ministry Reportback.

lady01It was with a great sense of anticipation that the Women’s ministry team embarked on ministry this year. We had clear material, translated into Kwanyama and printed into booklet form so that each woman would have something to take home and refer to in the future when sharing the Gospel with friends and neighbours. The material “Understanding the Gospel” had been compiled by Alan Noble and translated by Denys Nande and was loosely in the form of EE2.

Our programme was jam packed with activities, both teaching and crafting were planned into our schedule and we found it worked very well.

Read more: 2012