Our destination was the world's most infamous nation...South Africa in 1988! The circumstances of our journey were auspicious! Setting out from Charleston SC with all of our belongings in 12 suitcases and 3 small children under our wings we would arrive in Queenstown, South Africa after an 85 hour trek. In Queenstown there was no home organized and waiting. There was no welcoming party and not a single contact person. We had no employment, no car, and no definite financial support to provide the necessities of life in South Africa! The Vehorn stepped onto the railway platform in the predawn darkness of a freezing Eastern Cape mountain morning marking the beginning of their new life in South Africa. What would provoke such a radical and risky move? What would enable an ordinary couple with three small children to leave the comforts and security of an established life in the USA and risk a radical new start in the violent and turbulent surroundings of apartheid South Africa? Just Add Faith is a slice of this amazing story. Ronnie Vehorn answers these questions and provides insight and inspiration for anyone standing at a major intersection in life and hesitating. If this extraordinary story does not touch you deeply or address issues that might ultimately define your life as an adventurous pursuit of your passions and dreams then email the author and ask for your money back!!! The South Africa we enjoy today is a testament to the power of prayer and forgiveness, to an underlying national goodwill, to a rare but genuine sense of statesmanship among Africa leaders led by former President Mandela and to a never dying hope within the broken national heart for a peaceful and profitable future for South Africa. This mixture of divine and human dynamics enabled the nation to peer over the brink of an irreconcilable disaster and move towards a new democratic dispensation. If that moment is ever lost from the national consciousness, if the unspeakable horrors viewed in that da
Just Add Faith by Ronnie Vehorn was published by Outskirts Press in February 2014. The ISBN for Just Add Faith is 9781478729532.