The contributors

Crossroads.247 is surrounded by committed contributors.
Without them the kite won’t fly.
Here are some details about them:

Admin

Corlia Cloete


What are you doing now? Home executive?

Married to whom and chilren’s names? Married to Dewald Cloete and we have two boys, Dewald (jnr) and Leon.

What makes you angy? Dirty clothes appearing from a schoolbag two days later!

Where do you live? Stellenbosch.

What gives you energy? To sort out problems and develop new systems.

What do you do in your free time? Reading, music and sport.

What is your passion? Travel and photography.

What is your calling? To make a difference.

What makes you feel good? To mean something to someone else.

What exhausts your energy? Long drawn-out meetings that never come to a point.

What makes you laugh? The funny things children say and kittens playing! Cute!

What is your shortes, funniest joke? Guy asks a blonde in Cape Town: “What is further, Durban or the moon?” Blonde: “Hallooooo, can you see Durban?”

 

Prayer

Twiez de Swardt


What are you doing now? Family and things at home, prayer, music.diedeswartdte1

Married to whom and chilren’s names? Maried to Johann and we have two boys, Juan and Urs.

What makes you angry? Nothing specific.

Where do you live? Stellenbosch.

What gives you energy? A good breakfast, good company, the ocean, dolphins, horses, a good game of tennis, walking, to make music.

What do you do in your free time? Do things with my family.

What is your passion? Family, prayer, music.

What is your calling? To serve the Lord.

What makes you feel good? To know it was a good day when I go to bed at night.

What exhausts your energy? Negativity.

What makes you laugh? Ordinary chat full of humour, Mr Bean, funny moments that just happen.

What is your shortes, funniest joke? One farmer says to another: “Have you heard – my horse can talk!” “I know,” says the other farmer, “my horse told me!”

 

Alta Foster


What are you doing now?  Involved in Community Development  in the surrounding community as

Coordinator of the Pearl Project.

Married to whom and chilren’s names? Alex.  Renata and Gerjo Ben; Marika and Wynand; Alexander and Ronelle.

What makes you angry?  Hypocrites.

Where do you live?  Somerset West.

What makes you feel good? Time with our grandchildren, the children at the creches where the project is run.

What do you do in your free time? What’s that?

What is your passion?  To make a positive difference in the lives of every person I meet on the way,  and to give hope to those who have none.

What is your calling?  That I’ll be like a well-watered garden, a gurgling spring that never runs dry – Jes 58:11 (b).

What makes you feel good? When the children from the community where we work wave at me along the road and call out to me : “Hallo, Tannie Alta”.

What exhausts your energy?  People who moan.

What makes you laugh?  Children’s concerts and clever humour.

What is your shortes, funniest joke?  Would have said, but has forgotten it already!

 

Elsabé Lategan


What are you doing now? Very difficult to say: trying to write, to do something constructive for Crossroads; read, knit, dance, paint,
community service, but with the power disrupted every five minutes I forget the garage door can’t open; exercising my dog (she’s VERY adamant).

Married to whom and children’s names?  Widow, three sons: Pieter, Willie, Johan, two daughters-in-law, three grandsons, and another one on the way, and one little granddaughter, the eldest of all nearly three years old.

What makes you angry? Power disruptions when I want to skype with my children overseas.

Where do you live? Stilbaai, Western Cape.

What gives you energy? When I succeed in visiting someone.

What do you do in your free time? What’s that?

What is your passion? To create order around me.

What is your calling? To do something meaningful for the Lord.

What makes you feel good?To plan a new house.

What exhausts your energy? Accidents and small accidents.

What makes you laugh? Small things.

What is your shortest, funniest joke?  The man who says to his psychologist: “I’m learning how to relax, doctor. But I want te relax better and faster. I want to be on the cutting edge of relaxation!”

 

Carien Stumke


What are you doing now? Work at Topiary Lane coffee shop.

Married to whom and children’s names? Christo, Margaux and Ferreira

What makes you angry? Injustice.

Where do you live? Uitenhage.

What gives you energy? Being creative.

What do you do in your free time? Reading, exercise.

What is your passion? Music.

What is your calling? I strive to live in a personal relationship with Christ.

What makes you feel good? Flowers and music.

What exhausts your energy? Demanding people.

What makes you laugh? Simple things.

 

Translation

Yolanda van der Westhuizen


What are you doing now? Employed by the University of Stellenbosch Business School, Junior Children’s Church coordinator (gr 1-3) in our congregation, freelance translator.

Married to whom and children’s names? Married to Jasper, children are Yanelle (17) and Franco (13).

What makes you angry? Needless poverty, violence, negativity about SA.

Where do you live? Brackenfell.

What gives you energy? Being alone, quietly enjoying nature.

What do you do in your free time? Read, horse riding, running.

What is your passion? Horses.

What is your calling? To create a home for my family, to fulfil my promises, to give more and more of my life to God every day until everything is His.

What makes you feel good? Positive people.

What exhausts your energy? Negative, critical people; smoking.

What makes you laugh? The things children say.

What is your shortes, funniest joke?Springbok rugby.


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