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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 tomorrow where we will have one person praying for an hour at a time from 8 AM-5 PM. It really is an important opportunity to pray for the teams and the overseas bases. We have KP on Saturday and will commission that night. Sunday, we will finish packing up and we head out Monday morning. We are excited for the next part of our journey and will be able to send our next report from South Africa!

Naomi L—God has been working in me. Even thought I’ve known my team for a week we already feel like family. He has really shown me that the way you act can affect you and others around you for eternity so that really opened my eyes to think about my actions.

Caden F—Boot Camp is great. The food here is good. The Obstacle Course is really fun and the classes are going great. The sleep here is a bit rough, but nothing our team can’t handle.

Jessica W—Boot Camp takes a lot of strength and grit, but it’s a great experience. At first, I felt like I couldn’t do it, that I would never make it. Then, I decided to take all my fear, stress, pain and emotions to God. Now, I can see myself growing with and through Christ and becoming unified with an amazing group of people!

Abby W—Boot Camp has been a very different experience so far for me. There has also been a lot to learn about how things work here. I’ve been struggling, but it’s forcing me to try to press into God and try to trust them.

Karissa B—Boot Camp is fun but very tiring. I’ve been sleeping very well in my tent. Rally is my favorite part.

Caroline G—On Teen Missions I have been given all the spiritual support and guidance I need to grow in Christ. During Boot Camp, I have needed to lean on God to make it through the days.

Paiton M—Boot Camp has stretched me and taken me far out of my comfort zone. I can see God working through our team to give us unity. It is awesome to be surrounded by other teens who love Jesus too!

Ellie L—After a week at Boot Camp our team has really bonded together. On the Obstacle Course especially, we have become a lot stronger when we work as a team. We’ve also found out how much louder we can be when we all sing together in music class. The Lord has drawn us all closer together in such a short amount of time!

Beatrice E—God is showing me how strong I actually am and how strong my faith is. Without God, I don’t know if I could have made it this far, but with Him, I’m still going and continuing to grow as a person and my faith is getting stronger every day.

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.

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

South Africa has arrived safely!

South Africa has arrived safely!

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.