HOW DID IT ALL COME ABOUT
Over a year ago I found myself praying and thinking over when will be the right time to finish with my band of 9 years. I felt in my heart the time to leave was approaching and i needed to figure out what was the next step for me.
In August 2015 myself and the band visited Cape Town to do some work with the South African Message Trust branch. Though we had a great time the idea of moving there was for me non existent as I had just decided to embark on a business venture with my team mates to set up out own company as Twelve24. About six months prior to the business setup I felt my involvement will not be any longer then 2 or 3 years. The plan was once we had set everything up I would give my “2/3 year notice”, as I felt would be enough time to get the business running and everything on both sides in order.
Though I’d been praying long before we went to South Africa in August I felt to pray and fast specifically and intensely from September - November about what I was moving onto next and when. Mid October 2015 I had a strong sense that it was time to leave sooner then I thought and planned. I decided to go away on a 3 day retreat and ask questions and set myself up to receive some answers and I got them. To my surprise I felt God speak to me about my move to South Africa to work with the Message Trust out there. By the end of my 3 day retreat I had a list of things that I felt I was going to do when go out to South Africa….
Months after this, I had countless confirmations to what God had spoken to me, from a person in the middle of a field randomly holding a South African flag to walking into a classroom in a small town in Germany and seeing one wall covered in South African history. Once my god daughter was colouring in a book and in the corner of my ear I see a stamp of Cape Town on the Page (i kept it). Some of these confirmations were big and some small but all very very relevant and significant.
For many years I have had a few things burning on my heart to help people in our generation live out their God giving purpose. Last year I felt it was time to step out of my comfort zone and jump into a different season of my lives purpose. They say you can only help people is by leading by example.