The safari on Tuesday was a huge success! We saw three of Africa’s “Big Five” which includes elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, and water buffalo. Phillip was super excited to see a few rhinos one being a baby rhino. Madeline saw many of her favorite animal, the elephant. One elephant walked right alongside our mini bus which was very exciting. We also followed three lions as they walked through the grass alongside the road. Elizabeth was hoping all day to see an ostrich and saw not one, but two ostriches close to the end of the day. All in all the day was a huge blessing. The team worked very hard Wednesday and at the days end all the sections of the east wall were built. Sammy and Gracie also started mortaring the wall on Wednesday and on Thursday all the mortar was in. All that is needed now is the barbed wire and the wall will be complete! Also on Thursday Phillip and Cierra were able to put up 12 poles in record time for a south section of the wall the team has set out to do. Friday the sides will be put up and mortared, then fitted with barbed wire on saturday to finish it all off. The team is super excited to see all their hard work coming together and to finish what we have set out to do. Praise God!
These past four weeks have been really interesting. We have got to learn so much. And I got to put in a whole wall! I feel like we have gotten so far and close as a team. I thank God for my time here.
Now that I have gotten over the cold weather, South Africa is great. Spending our days building our Dr. Sues wall and digging holes until we drop. MSSM is also a fun experience for me. Getting to play with all the little kids is amazing. I really do love it here and want to come back some day to have more experiences.
Being in South Africa with this team has taught me patience, perseverance and most of all how to trust God in everything I do. I see him work in little ways, i.e. finding things and in big ways; i.e. the salvation of many people I can’t wait to see how else he is going to work.