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A Fun and Restful Weekend

A Fun and Restful Weekend

Hello friends and family of the South Africa team!

We are happy to report that the team is in good spirits and health. We had such a fun and restful weekend.

The project is going well. We’re making great progress with the painting. The kids have been working hard and faithfully digging the latrines and painting. We are looking forward to starting to build new bunk beds for the dorms later this week.

The kids had a great time helping run a Sunday school on the property on Friday. They played games, did puppets, gave out balloons and played a game of soccer. The team really had a great time with the local kids. Most of these kids are actually not South African. They are the children of immigrants from Zimbabwe.

Saturday morning the team was able to go and help a local church serve at a soup kitchen. They helped hand out bread and oranges. Around 20 homeless people came to receive food. Our missionary told me that most of them are probably hopelessly addicted to drugs, a common problem in South Africa. The team also did a presentation there of music and puppets.

After the soup kitchen the team stopped at a nature reserve to do some hiking! They hiked well over 2 kilometers up the side of a large hill. At the top there was a beautiful view and a historic fort. Supposedly there was a water fall and cave to explore as well. However after spending an hour wandering through different trails that never ended at a waterfall, the team headed down the mountain. The team really enjoyed getting outside and seeing the beauty of God’s creation.

The team also enjoyed a South African feast on Saturday. The staff at the base worked hard all day, cooking a massive amount of traditional South African food. The kids enjoyed a bean salad, beets, chicken, cow intestines, ox liver and pop (a South African food that is a thick porridge made out of maize flour).

On Sunday the team was blessed to attend a traditional South African church. The team enjoyed the lively worship and dancing. The team did a presentation for the church. They brought their absolute best, and really rocked the drama, puppets and music. The leaders were so proud of them.

All in all the South Africa team is doing incredibly well. We’re so grateful for all God is doing. We’re really enjoying our time here, the time has been going so fast.

Prayer Requests:

  • Strength and endurance on the work site as the kids and leaders start to feel weary.
  • Effective evangelism as the team serves at Sunday schools.
  • Spiritual growth in the team.

Hello friends and family of the South Africa team!

We are glad to say that all of our team members arrived safely to the Lord's Boot Camp. Arrival Day went smoothly.

Hello friends and family of the South Africa team.

The team has been busy down here at the Lord's Boot Camp. The team is starting to get into a groove. They enjoy spending time together, laughing and getting to know each other. They seem to be in good spirits, and are truly enjoying Boot Camp. The Leaders are grateful for their chipper attitudes!

The team has been enjoying the final days of Boot Camp

The team has been enjoying the final days of Boot Camp and is looking forward to the Field! They've been reaching new heights, growing together and getting to know one another well. It's been wonderful to see the spiritual growth in each team member. The leaders are appreciative of the several team members that have become leaders among their peers.

The team has arrived safely in South Africa.

The team has arrived safely in South Africa. All of our bags and personal items made it. We were welcomed by the friendly Teen Missions staff and lovely chilly weather.

The team is on their way to the base now.

All the travel went extremely well!

Hello friends and family of the South Africa team,
All the travel went extremely well! The team handled themselves well in the airport and on the plane. Most of them took advantage of the 15 hour flight and got caught up on some much needed sleep.

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The work continues!

Hello friends and family of the South Africa team,
The team has made it through a whole week of living in South Africa. The time has gone fast. The team is in good spirits, they’re excited to be here and excited for all that God has for them. Our team is blessed with so many cheerful attitudes.

Hello family and friends of the South Africa team

The week is nearly finished! The team has been faithfully working on a couple different projects around the base. They have finished painting the ceiling and the rafters. They have now started painting the interior walls of the dorm.

Hello friends and family of the South Africa team!

The team has had a good week! They’ve been putting some solid work into the project. I think they have been encouraged by seeing the progress they’re making.

The painting has been going very well so far. The team has completely finished 2 rooms. The current students have already moved in and are enjoying their freshly painted walls and ceiling.

Hello friends and family of the South Africa team

The team has been busy with a evangelism and work projects! They have made excellent progress on painting rooms. In fact students have already moved into the painted rooms (students pictured below standing in their rooms). The work continues as we paint more rooms and play room shuffle. People moving into the finished rooms so we can paint the rooms they were formerly staying in.

Hello friends and family of the South Africa team!

The team has been hard at work! We’re so excited for how much they have been getting done. We keep thinking we’re close to done painting, then new rooms end up on the list to be painted.

The team has made 17 bunk beds. The team seems to have gotten into a groove and is getting a lot done! They’re spread out around the base doing all sorts of different jobs. From roof patching to painting a mural, the team is working hard. We’re proud of them.

Hello everyone!

The team has been blessed this past weekend with lots of fun outings and adventures.
On Friday our team got to assist the South African staff members butcher chickens. The team members were champs and handled it bravely. Even Miss Lauren slaughtered a chicken! The team helped pluck the chickens, gut them, and get them ready to be frozen for the Bible students to eat later.

We’ve been very blessed to have a few relaxing days of sightseeing!

Hello friends and family of the South Africa team,
We’ve been very blessed to have a few relaxing days of sightseeing! The team enjoyed staying at a Game Reserve Lodge. We were able to do two safaris. The kids and leaders enjoyed seeing impala, elephants, rhinos, crocodiles, wildebeests, mongooses, lions, and warthogs.

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