One morning this week I had the privilege of spending time with Davey (he's Daniel's dad) as he took me around Jamestown just outside Stellenbosch. Jamestown is an amazing little community which was started by some missionaries many moons ago and it was pretty much left alone during the apartheid era which means today it's a close knit and vibrant community with few of the hang-ups of some other communities.
It was a real pleasure to meet some of Davey's family and friends and to have a cup of tea with my old friend Josie from our previous church.
Davey wanted to introduce me to a few of his friends and family but also to show me a piece of land which he rents. He used to farm the plot (as seen in the foreground of the picture above) but struggles to do so on his own now. So his vision is to get some of the folk from church involved so as to give some of them something to do as well as generating income and food for folks.
I'm quite excited about the potential for this and am keen to involve the Farming God's Way guys to see if we can't model something really effective here in the Western Cape. We were quite involved with Farming God's Way when we were at Westgate in Zimbabwe. Stay tuned..
The smoke on the mountains in the photo above are from a bush fire on the Jonkershoek mountains which has spread over to the Jamestown side. Hopefully the authorities will get it under control soon.
Davey pondering what might be..