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Hello everyone!

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.

On Saturday the team enjoyed a sightseeing day. We all went to the zoo! The zoo had loads of interesting animals. The team had a lot of fun teasing the monkeys and looking at the venomous snakes. They got to see rhinos, elephants, lions, tigers, and hippos! We were surprised by the large amount of different animals. Right outside the zoo are a bunch of souvenir shops. The kids were able to buy jewelry, wood carvings, paintings and walking sticks.

Sunday we headed out for our last church service in South Africa! The team did an awesome job performing. We were welcomed so warmly by the church. It was a blessing! After church the team worked on their memory verses, and played a bunch of fun group games. It was a restful Sunday of laughter and hanging out.

Sunday evening the team enjoyed a bonfire with s’mores with the staff and students. We had some spontaneous worship and sharing time that warmed the heart of the team members, leaders and staff. The team shared how grateful they were for all God has done this summer.

The team is back on the worksite. Before work each morning they’ve been attending chapel with the South African staff and students. This time of worship and sharing has been a huge blessing to us as a team.

The next to days the team is working on touching up, and finishing the final work on the bunk beds and painting. The roof is nearly completely patched. The team has accomplished a lot, and we’re excited for all that has been done!

Looking ahead, it’s our last week in South Africa. On Wednesday we leave for our 2 day safari. Thursday afternoon and Friday morning will mostly be packing and cleaning, then Friday afternoon we leave for the airport!

“It’s been pretty fun. My favorite part of the worksite is seeing the painted rooms get completed. God’s been teaching me a lot of patience.” - Katie

“It’s been really interesting. I like cow liver! God has been teaching me a lot about being patient and not getting frustrated over small things. The worksite has been a lot easier than I thought it would be.” - Rachel

Prayer Requests:

  • Please pray that the team would finish well and be diligent in what the Lord has for them this week.
  • Please pray for smooth packing and travel this coming weekend.
  • Please pray for God to continue to work in our hearts and lives.

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.

South Africa Photos

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.

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.

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.

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.

South Africa 22012 Photos