We have had a few replies to our last newsletter and thought it best to compile a list of the most frequently asked questions.
Are you returning to Ethiopia? No. We went to Gambela, Ethiopia to get an Anglican College up and running for the growing church in the area. We have completed that assignment and SAMS-USA has approved our calling to go elsewhere.
Will you still be with SAMS-USA? Yes. We have not changed our sending agency and you can still give tax-deductible donations for our ministry through the SAMS-USA website. (https://secure-q.net/Donations/SAMS/3723)
We have asked SAMS-USA if we could open up a separate vehicle account, as we will be travelling to seven southern African countries. This is not a project account but solely for the purpose of raising funds for a vehicle.  In order to help SAMS-USA they would appreciate if donors would please send them checks and write the checks to SAMS-USA and in the memo write Vanderbijl Vehicle.  While this is still tax-deductible, they would prefer not to have this go through the online giving page, as this account will be 100% for our vehicle.
SEND CHECKS TO:
SAMS-USA
PO 399
Ambridge, PA 15003
Please feel free to call Denise Cox at (724) 266-0669 should you have any questions.
Are you going to South Africa? Yes and no. While we will be stationed in Kenilworth, a suburb of Cape Town, we will be working in seven southern African countries, namely, Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, and the St Helena island group.
Will you have a salaried position in Southern Africa?No. We will be going as SAMS-USA Missionaries to work with “Growing the Church”, hereafter GtC. Only two team members of the GtC are given a small stipend. The Anglican Church in Southern Africa has been described as poor, black, and female, many of whom are not primary bread-winners. The following documentary is focussed on a township in the Cape area, but could be true of many other areas in South Africa and beyond: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoMl_G6rL9k
Isn’t the Church in Southern Africa well established? Yes and no. While the Church in southern Africa has a rich history, it is a tainted history. Apartheid divided people and fostered mistrust and animosity. In many ways, the Anglican Church led the way in breaking down barriers, but there is still a lot of work to be done before brethren can dwell together in unity. War has torn communities apart as well, especially in Angola and Mozambique.
What will you do in Southern Africa? Louise and I will be teaching basic discipleship using the J-Life model (see here: https://www.facebook.com/jlifeafrica/), as well as prayer based on Mark Batterson’s book “The Circle Maker” (see here: http://www.thecirclemaker.com/watchand here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0WsmlYWnlE), and missions based on SAMS-USA Short-Term Missions Leader’s Training material.
What will your new budget look like? We have included a document at the end that SAMS-USA has put together based on their calculations for your perusal. The bottom line is, we need an additional US$ 1,000 to US$ 1,500 per month.
How can we help? You can help by continuing to support us financially and prayerfully…we cannot do this ministry without you, as you are an integral part of the mission. We need our senders!
If you are able to increase your support, we would be most grateful.
If you know anyone who might be interested in joining us all as part of our southern Africa team, please let us know or let them know!
Spread the word any way you can!
Let us know if you have any more questions! We do not want to be as clear as mud!!!
Thanks for your love and concern…we say it often, but perhaps not often enough. Y’all mean a lot to us and we simply cannot do what we do without you. You team members in our boat or the wind in our sails…and we appreciate every one of you.
Blessings.

Johann and Louise

Johann and Louise
Southern Africa
ANNUAL RECURRING EXPENSES (BASED ON SECOND YEAR):
  SALARIES
$35,682.44
  HOUSING (BASED ON ACTUAL RENT OR RENT VALUE)
$11,340.00
  FICA  (7.65% OF SALARY AND HOUSING)
$3,597.22
  PENSIONS
$5,173.95
  HEALTH & LIFE INSURANCE AND SUPPLEMENTAL HEALTH
$7,644.20
  MINISTRY & RELATED FIELD EXPENSES
$109.20
  GREAT COMMISSION FUND (15% OF EACH GIFT PROVIDES
$11,214.18
    ADMINISTRATIVE AND PASTORAL SUPPORT FOR THE
    MISSIONARY AND HELPS FUND THE WIDER MISSION
    OF THE SOCIETY.)
TOTAL FOR ANNUAL RECURRING EXPENSES:
$74,761.19
TOTAL FOR ONE-TIME EXPENSES:
$3,600.00
  (TRAINING, DOCUMENTATION, TRAVEL TO FIELD, TRANSPORT
  OF GOODS, LANGUAGE SCHOOL, FURNISHINGS AND/OR AUTO)
MONTHLY FINANCIAL NEED OVER  FULL LENGTH OF TERM:
$6,295.50
NAME: 2013 Two salary template
01/26/17