about us

 
 

About The Freemans

Our Favourites

AUSSIE FOOD THAT WE MISS

  1. Vegemite, Tim Tams, Fresh Ocean Fish, Mangoes ++


SONGS

  1. In Christ Alone

  2. I’ll Go in the Strength of the Lord

  3. And Can it Be

  4. Great is Thy Faithfulness ++++


BOOKS

  1. ‘The Bumps are What you climb on’ by Warren Wiersbe

  2. ‘Thoughts for Young Men’ by JC Ryle

  3. ‘Embracing Obscurity’ by Anonymous Anonymous

  4. + lots LOTS more!


MOVIES

  1. Man from Snowy River

  2. Martin Chuzzlewit

  3. North and South

  4. Cranford ++++++++

 

Fun Facts!

 

Fraser Coast Baptist Church in Queensland, Australia is our sending church.


Our overseeing body is the Not-for-Profit Australia based Christian ministry organisation

“LogosLife International Inc”




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Facts on Botswana

  1. 1.      About the size of Texas, USA or New South Wales, Australia

  2. 2.Landlocked in the centre of the southern area of Africa

  3. 3.Mostly Kalahari Desert

4.A stable democracy and peaceful, racially harmonious country

5.A very hot and dry climate in summer

  1. 6.     Population of about 2 million with many people living in the capital city Gaborone 

  2. 7.     80% of the population live in urban areas)

  3. 8.     Produces 1/3 of the worlds diamonds

  4. 9.     Great tourist destination for fantastic viewing of African wildlife -  from Elephants to Flamingos!

  5. 10.    Capital city: – Gaborone – in the south east 20 minutes from the South African border

  6. 11.    HIV & AIDS: – overall population prevalence is said to be 18.5%; among 35-39yr old women is 51%.       (stats as of 2014 following Botswana AIDS Impact Survey IV)

  7. 12.    According to ‘Operation World’ although about 80% identify as “Christian” on a census, only about 8% would be associated with an evangelical church (which is the lowest % of evangelical Christians of any Southern African country). It is a country with its HIV problems worsened by a high level of alcohol abuse and a breakdown in family life.

Facts on our ministry

  1. 1. We serve as volunteer missionaries in the Capital City, Gaborone.

  2. 2. Our ministry has been varied over the years but has had an ongoing focus on Discipleship and Literature.

  3. 3. We currently are involved in:


  4. Mentoring/discipling many folk on a one-on-one basis several of whom we have had the joy of leading to Christ for salvation.

  5. Distribution of the ‘Challenge - the Good News Paper’ across the country.

  6. Andrew mentors several Christians in Business to help them ‘do business God’s way’.

  7. Over the past few years a great part of our ministry hours are spent in research on the topic of Honour and Shame, and the role it plays in the society around us and the resulting impact on the understanding and application of the gospel.

  8. We are beginning to produce and publish gospel literature tailor-made to the African Honour/Shame thinker, so as to more effectively allow the Truth of God’s word to impact the heart motives of people and not just the seen external behaviour.                                                                                   (take a look at the Ministries page for more info and photos)

 

Andrew:

- son of missionary parents and grew up in Africa

- worked in the Christian book trade and in Catering

- enjoys cooking, reading, gardening

- prior ministry – Sunday School Superintendent, Boys Brigade Officer, kids club leader, short term missions

Sandra:

- grew up in Brisbane, Australia

  1. -began nursing training before contracting a virus that precipitated ME/CFIDS issues for several years,

  2. -worked part-time in the medical field

- enjoys sewing, reading, gardening, writing

- prior ministry – Girls Brigade Officer, Sunday School Teacher, Church Librarian

            - in the last few years has battled the health condition of POTS, this has severely limited her life to spending a large part of life horizontal with mobility outside the home partially assisted by a recliner wheelchair, and ministry assisted by a laptop computer! 


We arrived in Botswana, Africa as a couple in 2001 to serve the Lord and the people, through literature retail.  Our ministry has continued mainly in the area of discipleship/equipping through literature and other media. The ministry has grown to include mentoring/counseling, chaplaincy and cultural research focusing on the impact of Honour and Shame.

 

We currently have no biological children (it seems God has had other plans for us), but enjoy trying to keep up to date with our 3 nephews and 7 nieces spread between Australia and the USA.  God has challenged and blessed us however, with a few local young people to whom we have become like a mum and dad. We have been privileged to have significant input into their lives and most of them have lived with us at various times and for various periods in their lives.  It is a joy to receive Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards, sms’s and hugs from them. They are all adults now, and living out on their own and some are now married.  We have even graduated to the positions of Granny and Pa to our African grand-children, and what a joy that is.

Facts on us!