The South Africa team continues to do well! This past Saturday, the team had the opportunity to go into town with some of the BMW students (Bible, Missionary, and Work) to share the Gospel with people they got to meet. By the end of the morning, they had shared the Gospel with many people and twelve people accepted Christ! Praise the Lord! Later that evening, our team hosted a bon fire cookout for the BMW students, staff, interns, and volunteers. We had a great time getting to know the people who live here and hearing about their desire to spread the Gospel in their own country. Sunday was another day filled with new experiences and many chances to get to know more people. We visited a church that Teen Missions had helped build and got to do a presentation. We sang several songs including Shut the Door and Fill Up My Cup, performed a drama called Battleground, performed to several puppet songs, and Noah shared his testimony. Savannah also had the opportunity to teach some of the children in Sunday School. The team all said that they would never forget going to church there because the way that people worship here includes lots of dance and singing at the top of your lungs. Monday was the start of our new work week. We drug over many poles to put in the ground, dug more holes, and several more team members helped build the tabernacle.
South Africa is so great! It is colder than expected, but the work keeps you warm though. My dad prepared me well with the workouts he has me do. Very thankful dad! The people and BMW students are so sweet, funny, and loud–I love it. They are so welcoming. Jesus is here and making a way when there seems to be no way. We have the best food too!
Since I came to South Africa, I’ve changed a lot spiritually and in maturity. I feel like our team has become more of a family. Everyone looks out for each other. It makes me feel so great that I’m part of this team.
Saturday our team got to meet some of the BMW students. We went in to town with them to a gas station where we got to evangelize. The people, for the most part, were very willing to hear the Word of God! We shared about the love God has for us and that he died for us, so we could be saved. A handful of people gave their lives to God that day. On Sunday, we went to church! God’s presence was so tangible. The people worshipped as if it was just them and God in the room. They danced and everyone would pray out loud. South Africa has really touched my heart.
We haven’t been here for too long, but there is one word to describe South Africa in July–COLD. When you think of Africa, you think extreme heat. When we got here on the first day, we were so cold we had to go to the store the next day and buy complete new wardrobes, so we wouldn’t be cold. But besides that, South Africa is a beautiful place and I am having a great time. I can’t wait to come back here and learn more about the country.