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Hello friends and family of the South Africa team.

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 spent a few class periods working. This is to help them know how to listen to the leaders and get used to working with one another. The team spent time hauling dirt and packing it down. It was tiresome work in the intense Florida heat, but they kept on going.

The team had KP (Kitchen Patrol) on Wednesday, which means they helped the kitchen out with serving food and washing pans. The team had a blast at supper time, washing dishes and laughing together. Throughout Boot Camp, they've been a fun group that enjoys spending time together.

The team has their first music class today, as well as some construction classes. These classes will come in handy as they have many service projects waiting for them in South Africa. The music and drama classes will also be valuable for our evangelism we hope to do in South Africa.

Rain has been non-existent since the first day, making the Boot Camp even hotter. As the heat index reaches triple digits, the team is looking forward to the cold winter weather that is awaiting them in South Africa. There will be a big temperature change for the team in a week and a half.

Today (Thursday) the South Africa team ran the Obstacle Course (OC) by themselves. Previously the team was joining up with the India Eyeglass team for the OC. Nearly the entire team stayed dry at the Slough, a true blessing! The team also got all the books of the Bible, and two people over the Wall! We are still strategizing on how to get over the Wall. Our team is smaller in number, 12 members, and many of them are younger girls. This makes hoisting people up the Wall a challenge, but we're certain the team will meet the challenge and problem solve.

Team Member Testimonies:

"Before I came to Boot Camp I was so excited to come back. I've been having a great time with my team and leaders. Even throughout these first few days I've been here, I can see the change with our team. I can't wait to see what the Lord has planned for me and my team. Love you mom and dad." - Grace L.

"It was a little hard adjusting to the new schedule but I loved meeting my team! We can work together to help share the Word of God." - Katie V.

Prayer Requests:

1. Pray for God to be working in the hearts of the leaders and team members of the South Africa team

2. Pray for those who have blisters that are still healing

3. Pray for unity and kindness as this is when teams usually start to identify things in their teammates that irritate them

4. Pray for energy and strength as leaders and team members can start to feel weary

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.

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.

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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