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South Africa has arrived safely!

South Africa has arrived safely!

After a long few days of travel from Orlando to JFK to Amsterdam then on to Johannesburg, we have arrived safely at the base in South Africa with all our bags, PTL! What a nice location we have for our time here. It is pretty cold in the morning and at night, but it warms up during the day and we shed our jackets and sweaters. We also have the South Africa II team on the property as they could not continue down to their location. Parts of South Africa are under lockdown for a few weeks, so we are staying here at the base and enjoying the fellowship with the staff and students here. We settled in yesterday, got caught up on laundry and got supplies so we can start our work project tomorrow which will include painting all the buildings here to freshen things up. Tin roofs will be replaced and we will work on our presentation so we can be ready to share after the lockdown is over. We had some time to meet our missionaries, Robert and Dorah, as well as the staff and students. There are students from India, Zambia, Burundi, and different parts of South Africa here attending the Bible, Missionary & Work Training Center. Our Boot Camp training is certainly coming into play. We are filtering water, putting TP in buckets, conserving water, and doing laundry by hand. The showers are ice cold so we are quick!

We planned to send this earlier, however, the electricity went out and may be off for days as someone stole wires at the power plant. It is still off, but Robert was able to run a generator for a few minutes so we could send the report! We cooked breakfast by flashlight and waited for the sun to come up to do our devotions. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow! We appreciate your prayers as we get into a routine here and try to get done as much as we can in a short time.

South Africa team is all here...

We ran the OC during Orientation yesterday and did well working together as a team. We have had some crazy thunderstorms here, but that helps cool things off! Today is the first full day of our Boot Camp schedule which includes digging, carpentry, dramas, music as well as free time and bath and laundry.

Greetings from the South Africa team!

This morning’s free time was spent bringing mulch into the campsite so we can dry out the area in front of the tents. Our tents are staying pretty dry inside as we have new tents this year! We continue to have some heavy rains in the afternoons so pray that our clothes and everything will dry out!

South Africa I

What a relaxing Sunday here at the Lord’s Boot Camp.

I know that doesn’t sound like Boot Camp, but it was a much-needed change of pace and we were still busy doing things! We changed tent partners, had our team photos taken, learned verses went through the Teen Missions Display Room, and spent time in the pool.

We are on the last day of training here at the Lord’s Boot Camp.

We have learned so much this past few weeks; it hasn’t all been easy, but the Lord has brought us through. It has been nice to have a few dry days to get our clothes dried. The next few days we will be taking down Boot Camp, and packing to go to South Africa. We have prayer closet

Greetings from South Africa

Greetings from South Africa . Both teams have arrived at the base they traveled good and are in good heath. They are now sleeping.
Robert and Dorah Yoder
Is 41:10

Greetings from Pyramid, South Africa!

We are into our first week here and already a lot has been accomplished. The team has been working on repainting the outside of all the buildings. What a difference! They went from a cream color to burgundy and grey. It really looks nice. The base coat is on and we will be working trim and other things starting Monday. Upgrades are being done on the buildings too. The staff kids love to watch the team work and can hardly wait until free time to kick the soccer ball around with them!

Greetings from South Africa!

Greetings from South Africa! We are thankful that we are able to be here and we are constantly reminded that that the Lord has a purpose for us here. We have really enjoyed getting to know Robert, Dorah and the staff and students. They are so thankful that the team is here and for the fellowship. Morning devotions with the staff and students (after our personal devotions), continues to be a highlight in starting our day. Painting continues on all of the buildings. We were able to make our first trip off the property, just down the road to the little store to get soda and candy.

Web Report: South Africa


What a fun week we have had between painting the buildings and spending time with the staff and students. The buildings continue to really look really nice. First we have to wash and scrap the bricks and any chipped paint off the walls. We are painting them burgundy and grey. Nothing like a new coat of paint to make things look new!

Greetings from the South Africa team.

We have had a busy few days and we are excited to share them with you!

We are packing up to head home tomorrow!

Today is a day you look forward to but also feel bad about. We are packing up to head home tomorrow, but we will miss the staff and students here at the base. We are looking forward to heading to Debrief and seeing our families, but we will leave a “family” behind here also. We have had a great time getting to know the TMI South Africa staff and students and know better how to pray for them as we go home.