Who We Are & What We Do
“Numinous” (adj.) – a strong religious or spiritual quality, filled with a sense of the presence of divinity.
“We’ve had many numinous experiences, which left us with feelings of being over-whelmed and inspired by what has been and what is yet to come…”
Numinous Expeditions, a registered Non-Profit Organisation was established in 2017 by Robin & Jolandie Lewis, who in the face of adversity chose to make the best of life’s twists and turns.
“Adversity challenges us all, and it struck our little family in a moment when we least expected it. We were living in Nelspruit, running a successful carpentry business while planning our soon to be wedding. We had a house full of animals, great family and friends, wonderful employees and all of the materialistic wants and needs the average person has. Soon I became sick, receiving blood transfusions every second week for more than six months without knowing the cause. During this trying time, we had the support of all the people around us and we had the opportunity to help others in need. We experienced a breakthrough when we realised what matters most in life. Money was no longer something we wanted to chase, we wanted to chase a purpose. This sparked our dream of helping others in need wherever we can.”
After their wedding they received the devastating news that Robin, at the age of 25 had been diagnosed with Leukemia as well as Fanconi Anemia (a very rare incurable genetic disease, causing different types of cancer.) They were forced to close their business on short notice as the treatment was on the opposite side of South Africa, Cape Town.