I am a British ex-pat who has lived in South Africa for nearly as long as in England. I have exchanged squirrels in the garden for monkeys; the caw of crows with the terrified-seeming cry of the hadeda ibis. I swelter under a hot summer sun, rather than shiver in the freezing rain.
And it is here, under a wide-open sky, that I have begun to write, in response to a call from Jesus to ‘write what I see in a book’...
My husband, Craig, and I had been leading our local church in a community north of the east coast city of Durban. After 18 years of intense involvement whilst Craig still worked as an engineer in the sugar industry, it felt time to hand over the leadership and embark on new challenges.
Our children were by now teenagers, demanding less attention (although considerably more taxi-driving!), and a new season of exploration and even dreaming beckoned.
And so the journey began, seeing and writing. Many doors of opportunity have opened to me as both a writer and speaker, and there has been much fun along the way.
Travel with me as I become increasingly 'captivated by the Creator'.
Anna Jensen xx