Meet David and Marthie Holtzhausen

mission5davidHoltzhausenfamilyDavid and Marthie Holtzhausen got married in 1984 in Bloemfontein after we fell in love while attending classes. At that stage they both worked for the University of the Orange Free State, he at the department of Physics and she at the department of Meteorology. In 1987 he moved to the CSIR (Counsel for Industrial Research) at Faure in the Western Cape. Here their triplets were born and Marthie became a house wife. Their youngest son Leon was born 7 years later. David’s field of expertize is applied Physics and worked for several government agencies and private sector companies. David always knew he had a calling to work for the Lord and did pastoral training with the Andrew Murray Bible Institute. Here he met people from TWR and began serving as an area representative for TWR. Later he started a Bible school, training people in pastoral care. In 2009 he resigned he resigned to begin this ministry calling, before becoming too old to do a career change.

David grew up in a Pentecostal family, but later opts for a more conservative approach in religion and moved to a Reformed Church. Today the family worship again at a Pentecostal churches. In this way they were exposed to and experienced a wide difference in attitudes and convictions in religion. This is a great advantage to TWR with its inter-denominational work.

David stated full time with TWR in January 2013, and is involved in member care for the TWR-SA missionaries and program development for training. Marthie is teaching Mathematics at a government school, and the triplets graduated at the University of Stellenbosch. Mia became an occupational therapist and the two sons became engineers. The eldest son David became a mechanical-electronic engineer and the younger son Paul one a civil engineer. Leon is currently in Matric and aim to become a geologist. Paul and Mia are married, but David is still single and Leon is too young to marry.

Training in preparation for what they do today:

David: Born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, received his MSc. Physics degree at the University of The Free State and his PhD in Engineering Science at the University of Stellenbosch. He also has a diploma in Pastoral Theology from the Andrew Murray Bible Institute.

Interesting Fact:

The family lives on a farm near Upington along the Orange River in Northern Cape. David operates from a virtual office from where he reaches all personnel almost daily via Skype and internet.


David: Life is a hobby if you do what you fond off it never feels like work. We live hectic life but try to relax on Sunday although church activities take up a lot of time.

Marthie: Enjoys being outdoors, gardening, camping and hiking.

David and Marthie Holtzhausen

Fundraising Goal: R 100000.00
Start Date: January 14, 2015
End Date: January 14, 2020