Wesley Gavin

    My eightieth birthday in November 2015 reminded us that it was 40 years since we left the AEF, the Mission in which we had served for eight years after graduating from BI, and to which we believed that we had been called for life.

    We started life again in 1975, with two children and little else but some furniture, a car and debts to the Mission for our removal expenses to Mossel Bay.  The Lord’s grace and help never failed.  In the next 23 years I worked for five separate employees, and we lived in Mossel Bay, Cape Town, Fort Beaufort, Pietermaritzburg and Grahamstown, before retiring to Mossel Bay in 1998.

    In those places I had and here still enjoy opportunities to preach, and both Val and I had openings to teach the bible, and still do.  Val also found in Fort Beaufort and Pietermaritzburg, a new career as a pre-primary teacher.  From 1979 I lectured in accountancy at the universities of Fort Hare, Natal and Rhodes, using my earlier training.  This gave us assistance that enabled Liz and Andrew to get a university education free of debt.

    For exercise, I took up road-running while at the mission station at Mseleni in 1969, and ran for thirty enjoyable years, completing more than 50 marathons and ultra-marathons, including ten Comrades, between 1981 and 1997.

    Wesley and Val Gavin


    Wesley Gavin group