The South Africa Team Has Arrived Safely

13 SAHi everyone at Teen Missions. It was really good to see when the girls called home, the smiles they had on their faces while telling their parents about how things were going and how the team was doing. With traveling three long days, the team is doing great and we have made it here to the South Africa base with the Shrocks. Things are going good we are really tired from traveling but we are here and safe and it’s cold. We will be starting to work tomorrow for the first work day and we are having a blast with getting to know Jason and Karen Shrock. The team has been such troopers with traveling as we had layovers in Miami and London. Everyone is pretty healthy—please pray that no one will get sick from the cold weather here. The girls keep us leaders going as they make us laugh. We have been growing closer together each day. It has been an adventure and a blessing to be able to travel with this good group of girls. We have had been having lots of fun being able to get to know each other and to be able to serve together in South Africa. 

Lia Crumpton: Hey family, friends, and supporters. Our team is on our way to South Africa. We are all eager to meet our missionaries, the Shrocks, and to start our project. Commissioning was a blast. It always brings tears to my eyes, knowing the great things our teams have accomplished and the amazing work we are yet to face. We each have met great friends at Boot Camp, I love seeing familiar faces. I love how God can bring two strangers together from different places who both are here for the purpose of serving our Lord, Jesus Christ. I am so excited to work and even more excited to share and teach English and The Good News with the children. I cannot be more thankful for the wonderful group of young ladies God has placed in my life. I’m excited to open a new chapter in our life and let God write His story and use us for His glory. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.” We are all here for a reason, and I’m exited to fulfill God’s plan with these girls in South Africa this summer. Love you Mom, Dad, sibs, and Peanut!

Savanna Alexander: While lighting my candle on Commissioning night, I finally understand the saying ‘One person can make a difference.’ Finally understanding this made me less scared of leaving my comfort zone and doing what the Lord asks of me. This brought me to my favorite verses, Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your father who is in heaven.” Being out of my comfort zone is something I’m not used to, but I’m willing to shine my light before others, so that they may give glory to the Lord.

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