Please keep the candles burning for a little while longer …

This afternoon I got a visit from the surgeon who performed the operation on Thursday. The tests on the tumor came back today. It wasn’t the benign tumor we all hoped it to be. For the first time the word “malignant” was used. The problem is, the tumor in the heart wasn’t the main, mother, tumor. Somewhere in my body it is hiding.

So, the whole process starts all over. Again I am facing the huge Nubian desert alone.

Please keep on praying for me and let us stay positive.

Operation Smile Sent the following:

Dear Lodie,

The team and I are in Malawi running around in getting everything ready for the team and the patients to arrive tomorrow. We are already getting reports from the district hospitals that patients have started to arrive THIS morning to ensure that they are in time for the busses tomorrow!

But we wanted to take a moment to tell you that you are in our thoughts. Our patients had a little message for you! (see the photo attached)

All the very best as always,
Sarah and the team.



About Lodie

Africa, Africa, Africa!
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

19 Responses to Please keep the candles burning for a little while longer …

  1. Johnita says:

    Hi Lodie the candles are still burning. God will protect you and you are in my prayers every day!

    • vanniekerks2 says:

      Lodie, moenie bang wees nie, want Hy is met jou! Ons bid en dink aan jou elke dag en glo en vertrou dat ons jou binnekort weer tuis sal sien.

      Baie groete
      Philip en Marietjie

  2. Jackie Oosthuizen says:

    Jou liggie brand sterk aan die kant! Sal more n draai kom maak Groetnis Jackie

    On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 5:15 PM, Africa, Europe, Russia / Siberia! Well

  3. emilbosch says:

    Ons bid vir jou volkome herstel, Lodie. ‘n Nuwe, groot kers word aangesteek.

  4. wilna Matthee says:

    Hallo Lodie. Dink aan jou. Baie sterkte . Jy is glad nie alleen nie, al voel dit so.

  5. Selomie says:

    Lodie jy is nooit alleen nie. Ons is saam met jou al die pad. As ek daai ou man moet kom uitsorteer se net. Waarsku hom maar eers. Hoop jy het ‘n goeie nag en nuwe krag in die oggend.

  6. Christine R-G says:

    There’s an army of your people behind and alongside you, Lodie. They are marching towards the enemy in a pincer movement raising their candles.
    What’s your heart say: “Fire up!”
    What’s your soul say: “Fire up!”
    What’s your mind say: Fire up!”
    Hear the roar and feel the warmth as they carry you aloft.

  7. Leon Theron says:

    Sterkte Lodie! Jy bly in ons gebede.

  8. Martin Visagie says:

    Hi Lodie, Jammer om te hoor wat jy moet deurmaak, veral die tyd van die jaar. Wees net positief en sterk en soos ek jou “ken” is jy ‘n man wat glo en vertrou op God……wees sterk en een van die dae dan “cruise” jy weer met jou bike rond… Dit klink en lyk nou soos ‘n berg voor jou maar voor jy jou kom kry is als verby. Sterkte en dit is duidelik baie bid vir jou….
    Groete uit ‘n warm en winderige Kaapstad
    Groete, Martin Visagie

  9. Gerda Louw says:

    All of the best.

  10. egmontsass says:

    Ons het n laaaaang kers vir jou. Ons bid en vertrou dat jy volkome sal herstel. elke woestyn het mos n oase?

  11. Antoinette says:

    Lodie, weet ons is almal hier vir jou en dra jou op in ons gebede elke dag. Hou jou wonderlike, positiewe gesindheid sterk. Elke keer as jy alleen voel en net die donkerte om jou sien, besef dit is jou vriende wat jou so styf vas hou dat jy te naby is om ons te kan sien. Groete Dick en Antoinette

  12. evelyn says:

    Lodie, die Kerzen brennen weiter für dich. Die Gebete aller Menschen die dich mögen, tragen dich. Gott beschütze dich.
    Ich trage dich in meinem Herzen und in meinen Gedanken, jeden Tag.

  13. Gerda Lombard says:

    Die vlammetjie brand, het vir my ‘n lampie gekoop sodat dit langer as ‘n kers kan brand. Jy is in ons gedagtes en gebede, weet jy sal nie moed op gee nie.

  14. Ina says:

    Lodie, moenie bekommerd wees nie, moenie bang wees nie ~ staan vas in Sy Woord, hou styf vas aan Sy beloftes, en Vertrou en Glo dat Hy aan jou kant is!! Hy sal jou deur hierdie moeilike tyd bystaan ~ Hy het immers belowe: ”
    ‘I’ll lead you…put your trust in Me!’ ~ ~ ~ ek sal ‘n spesiale kersie aansteek hier in Londen vir jou . . .Sterkte!

  15. Glenn says:

    Greetings Lodie,I have never spoken to you befor but Rick Rodrigeus told me about you and your travels as I wish to do something similar. I am 59 and have had two DVT and pulmary emblisem spent days in ICU in Dar es Salaam, my Airline flying came to an end.
    I now have a completly different outlook on life. I know how you are feeling. You are a trail blazer and one hell of a guy.
    I am sure that with faith in God and all the support you will make a speedy recovery. One day I would love to have the privilage to ride with you; a real Champion.
    You are a fighter and will recover in good time; All the vey best and keep faith, Glenn

  16. Heidi Hoffmann says:

    Für LODIE:

    footprints in the sand

    One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
    Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
    In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
    Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
    other times there was one only.
    This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life,
    when I was suffering from anguish,
    sorrow or defeat,
    I could see only one set of footprints,
    so I said to the Lord,
    “ You promised me Lord,
    that if I followed you,
    you would walk with me always.
    But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life
    there has only been one set of footprints in the sand.
    Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”
    The Lord replied,
    “ The years when you have seen only one set of footprints,
    my child, is when I carried you.”

    —Author Mary Stevenson—

    Lodie, Kopf hoch und nicht den Mut verlieren!! Alles wird gut werden –
    wenn Du mal zweifelst, denke an dieses wunderschöne Gebet!


  17. Elinda Erasmus says:

    Hi Lodie Hope you are getting better. I am praying for you and hope you will be better very soon. Keep well. Regards from Peru.

    Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 15:15:56 +0000 To:


    Hello my friend! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. “IF GOD IS ALL YOU H AVE. you have all you need” John 14vs8. Sincerely, Laurette

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s