Missions and Life Support


The last straw was the Facebook message I received. It was a good straw, as far as last straws go. A sweet friend messaged to ask how I “was really doing, and not just what she’s reading on Facebook or the website. Really.”

A caring friend will do that—recognize that you’re camouflaged under the social media facade and call you on it. Looking back over my blog posts and Facebook and twitter feed, I can see that my language changed; I became more cautious and less candid. Continue reading

How About Uganda and South Sudan?

10904632_10205689556820494_4025586220081130125_oYes, how about a trip to Africa?  Yes, I know we are in Africa, but this is a different part of Africa.  If you haven’t heard, Jackson has joined the staff of YWAM Muizenberg. He’s now staffing a DTS which means he will be leading an outreach team of his own. It’s just been announced that he and his co-leader Elisabeth will be spending 10 weeks in Uganda and South Sudan! Continue reading

I Wasn’t Expecting THAT for Christmas


The day before Christmas, somewhere between baking cinnamon rolls, and trying to remember if I have enough gifts for each child I have, there was a knock at the door. With flour on my hands and down the front of my shirt, I open the door wondering, “Who shows up here the day before Christmas and I hope this won’t take long.” Continue reading

In Jackson’s Words…

DSC_0526Below is a guest post from our son Jackson, who recently completed a Discipleship Training School outreach. We are super proud of him!


The main reason I wanted to do a YWAM DTS (Discipleship Training School) was to find my purpose and calling. I mean, I am fresh out of high school, I live in South Africa and I have not even applied to a single college. You have no idea how many times I have been asked, “What are you doing next?” I was stressed out from the pressure because dude, I really like surfing.* Continue reading

Emmanuel, God With Us. Really?

prickly2This is not a very merry Christmas and good tidings post. Maybe it’s tidings, but they sure don’t feel good.

Do you know when you hear the voice of God leading you to do something, go somewhere, speak to someone, and you do it? And crazy, cool things happen. And it gives you all the feelings and you float around all day in a cloud of awesomeness? I like when that plan comes together.

Usually, I hear pretty well and it leads to miracles and all sorts of fun. But I have to tell you, either I heard completely wrong or God just played an awfully mean trick. Continue reading

Everyday Miracles

You can't get AIDS from giving hugs. So we gave loads of hugs.
You can’t get AIDS from giving hugs. So we gave loads of hugs.

You know what’s awesome? Miracles. Those are awesome. On Friday, a group of us from YWAM hit the streets of Fish Hoek, in search of people who needed prayer and healing. We didn’t need to go far.

We pulled the car into the False Bay hospital parking lot. No sooner had we stepped out of the car when we ran into two women walking along the sidewalk.  And the lady who limped from her car into the hospital. And the lady with a pin in her hip who could barely walk and the man who had been beaten severly. And…and…and. We prayed for them all. In total that day, we saw 15 people walk away completely healed and three people were introduced to Jesus.

Yep, I ‘d say that was a good day. It’s so fun when God shows people how much He loves them. And He uses us to do it.

Christmas Wishes

tixindexPLOT TWIST: The Quists would love to come home for Christmas. We are homesick. We could use some relaxation, family time and to meet our newest nephew who is now almost one!

We found round trip flights for the wicked cheap price of $890 per person and one sweet friend has already sent money for one ticket! If you are looking to be a blessing–look no further–the six remaining Quists will be overjoyed at spending Christmas with family and friends.

Check out our Paypal account on the front page for easy donation. Feliz Navidad!

PS We are not flying first class and we didn’t change our name to Enoch.

Cape Town, South Africa

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