What a time we are having in the freezing South Africa winter! Even here in a more industrialized part of the world, internet is not as easy to get as it should be. The days we were in town, the internet cafe was closed due to it being too cold. We had a BBQ at an Afrikaans gentlemen’s gues house, but his router was not working to send in a report. When we arrived back at the base, the internet was not working, so we made a trip into town to try to send these reports.
Greetings from South Africa.
We are back home for a day before we travel across the country to our next location. It is warmer here on this side, so the kids are doing much better in the mornings.
Monday we visited the disabled and orphan and vulnerable children home. We passed out the bread of life and did our presentation on Mandela Day. It was such a blessing to see them laughing and singing along to the puppets. Tuesday we went into the mountain country of Lesotho. We climbed a mountain (literally) to get to a village of orphans.We did our presentation, passed out the bread of life and gave them some of the toys that we brought with us. They loved playing games and were overjoyed when we gave them the stuffed animals. It was very cold on this day and the water in the dam near us was frozen. We even saw snow in the mountain area of Lesotho. The host church also held a BBQ for the kids and allowed them to hike through their game reserve. They were able to walk right up to within 50 yards of zebra and blesbok antelope.
The kids are amazing at loving the orphans and it is so exciting to see the kids laughing and giggling at the puppets during presentation. Watching these little orphans carrying around yournger siblings is humbling, knowing they have so little themselves. The best time though is playing games and encouraging the orphans.
We have had one decision for Christ. A woman was watching what we were doing and came over to ask questions. We were able to lead her to the Lord.
We were able to visit a church in a cave where we worshipped African style.
We will travel to Bushbuck ridge this weeks to set up tents and work with orphans with AIDS. We will do our presentation and outreach with Hosanna Church. We also plan to tour Kruger park while there as well. The kids are looking forward to seeing the game.
The team has been here in south africa for about one week. It’s very cold, but I love it here and everone is so nice. The other day we went to two churches in one day! Everyone welcomed us and we were very glad to experience the different churches. We had an HIV and AIDS talk with some Africans. Everyone (at least I have) has had fun sharing Jesus, handing out bread, making people smile, and fighting like siblings 🙂 Whenever I finish one day, I can never wait for the next, and the next, and the next.
I have been having fun. We have been doing our presentation. I made friends of orphans. I am learning to trust the Lord more and more.
My team is really great. The people are so happy when we tell them about what our team is doing. The kids are happy when we bring out the puppets and when we do our presentation. They love hanging on to us and playing with them.