Entries by Tim Spykstra

Straight into the Flames!

I have asked Ray Haakonsen , Oceans South Africa Ambassador, to share with you in the next few blogs about the challenges facing South Africa as well as what we sense our all powerful God is up to in this incredible land of promise. I consider myself blessed to be a child of Africa, born, […]

The Best Day Ever

Written by Mike Verkaik We pulled up to the motel at 5:15, loaded down with a trailer and van full of tables, chairs, games and a grill. As we arrived we were met by smiles from young children running towards us.  “Where have you been?” one of them belted out, “you said you were going to […]

Steps…Proverbs 16:9

Tim certainly did not plan to tear his bicep tendon and need surgery weeks before both our daughters get married. I, Patty, certainly did not plan to write this blog, however this is the path set before us. So that being the case I have decided to share a few thoughts about the recent path […]

“Immeasurably More…”

On my morning walk, I soaked in the beauty of the fresh Colorado air as my thoughts wandered to the miracle that has been unfolding. I was thanking the Father for the final approval needed for Oceans’ non-profit status in South Africa and utterly amazed realizing the official transfer of property from Azusa Pacific University […]

“Honey, the Church is Here!”

Blog by TJ Spykstra. It was a hot Colorado evening and there was little relief from the sun. After work I made my way down to Colfax, where a group of believers from various congregations join every Tuesday to walk alongside those who are “living” in the motels there. Most of those in the motels […]