A Report From South Africa With LOTS Of Pictures

DSCF3940The team has been an amazing team to lead. They have done a lot of their presentation all this week in Maboloka where Kgotso and Lorraine do MSSM. We stayed at Reit View and we stayed in tents. Maboloka was the main village. Tuesday we went to Maboloka Old Age Center where the team sang to the people there. We did MSSM at Jambore Sunday School. Where the team performed their presentation and helped out with the teaching phonics, memory verses, and Bible story. Wednesday we went to the Maboloka Clinic where the team did their presentation and Jason did a message. Later that day we went door-to-door in Reit View and after that we went to Kansas Capital Sunday School for MSSM in Reit View. Then Thursday we met with King Lion (King of Maboloka). Then we went to Sunday School in Lethabong #1, and we went to Kgotso’s mom house for dinner and open air where Jason spoke a message and we did worship. On Friday we did a community day at Madinyane Combined School where the team performed their presentation. Then we were at Telling the Truth #12 Sunday School in Madinyane for MSSM. Then on Saturday we went to Sunday School in Lethabong #2 for MSSM as we played and did a presentation for the children. Then we went to door-to-door with the church youth in Maboloka. Sunday we went to church the Living Gospel Church in Maboloka which was Kgotso’s church. So our schedule was really busy all week for MSSM and doing presentation all week. The girls were tired but they did their best every day to make the children laugh and smile. They did an amazing job with making sure that the children were loved and that they had a great time doing what they did with Kgotso, Lorraine, and Peter. It was great to get to know all three of them. The team is now working on laying brick to start getting the building built.
Outstanding Experience,
One thing that was really amazing was that at Kgotso’s church the pastor asked the team to come up and not knowing what was going to happen the next thing we know we got spiritually adopted by a mom from within the church. So all the girls, even the female leaders, got adopted and we to stay in touch with our mom that we got adopted by. We can talk and pray for each other. Another thing was that with all the MSSM that we did we got to see how much the children loved seeing us and learning about God. That the team enjoyed playing with them and showing them love. Another thing that happen was that the team we got to eat African food and their were some interesting foods that we ate.
Team Testimonies:
Sarah Peterson – My experiences this past week have been like no other, and what a marvelous thing that is! During our week long field-trip to Maboloka, we got to experience many amazing things, one of which was participating in MSSM everyday! The amount of kids we got to play with and share God’s love with was just incredible. That part made up for the sore shoulders from sleeping in tents! And the instant love you are given from the locals is just heart warming. People you have never met in your life are telling you that they love you, just because you cared to talk to them. It’s truly touching. That’s why I was caught off guard, yet not surprised that on Sunday morning at church, some of the local women adopted us so that we would always have a family around the world, I really saw God working this past week, and I’m interested to see what He does with our last week here in Africa.
Zhenya Higgins – We spend a week in Maboloka it was a lot of fun. Everywhere we went people made us feel at home. We met a lot of awesome people. We played with lots of kids every day which was a lot of fun. We got to meet the Maboloka council and hear a little bit about their history. God brought us into a beautiful country. Friendship among us girls is getting stronger and stronger every day. God blessed us with amazing people in our lives. I thank my mom and dad for letting me to come on this trip. Because Teen Missions is an amazing organization to travel with. South Africa is a cool place. Thank you to all the people who help make this trip possible for me. DSCF4152 DSCF4006 DSCF4005 DSCF4002 DSCF3680 DSCF4195 DSCF4200 DSCF4239 DSCF4242 DSCF3701 DSCF3700 DSCF3699 DSCF3685 DSCF3702 DSCF3704 DSCF3717 DSCF3730 DSCF3784 DSCF3751 DSCF3741 DSCF3731 DSCF3820 DSCF3875 DSCF3876 DSCF3928 DSCF4002 DSCF4005 DSCF4006


  1. You may never know this side of heaven the results of the seeds you have planted in people’s lives, and they in yours!. So proud of all of you and I know that God is working great things in and through you. When I shared with my Sunday School class on Sunday all the hard construction work you are doing, they were amazed that a group of girls could accomplish all that. It IS amazing! Keep up the good work and let Jesus rule in your heart! Love you, Lia, and can’t wait to see you! Mom

  2. Shanna alexander

    Hey savanna we are counting the days until you come home… love you and keep doing a great job. We are proud of all the girls and all that you are doing.

  3. Beverly Sammons

    Oh Zhenya, You have made our lives so rich with your love of our Lord. I remember when you were so shy, and my desire was to give you a hug. Now you are hugging the world of children and people you have never seen. Can’t wait to see you. Love in Jesus Cousin Bev and Drake

  4. I am happy to hear you are having a wonderful time. The kids and school was amazing to see. So fun to see you girls be so diverse in your skill set:). I want to invite the team for a reunion with the families in Colorado:) it will be wonderful to meet you all! Praying for a strong & healthy finish and a safe trip back. Love you all!

  5. Stephanie Higgins

    So great to hear all that God is doing with the team! Thank you for sharing all the pictures – it’s wonderful to see what has been happening there. We are praying for you all and get really excited to read the updates. Everyone at home feels like such a part of your trip and we are so proud of you following God! Zhenya – we love you!!!! Miss you!

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