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Web Report: South Africa

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!  

We had a real cultural experience the other day. The staff and students bought 10 live chickens to dress and freeze for the month. We were able to help in the process; some a little more than others! Once they were killed, they were dipped in hot water to loosen the feathers, then they were cleaned, inside and out. This will normally last the school about a month. that night, they prepared a national meal for us. It included bbq chicken done on the “brie” (grill), “pop” which is their porridge, beet root, corn porridge (like homeny), sausage, relish and a corn/bean salad. It all was pretty good. The delicacies to them are the heads and the feet. Most everyone tried them, though that wasn’t your favorite. Some of the staff also did a presentation with cultural dance and we hope to learn some for our presentation. We were thankful for their hospitality and plan to make a meal for them before we leave.

We haven’t been able to get out much, but the team did enjoy a trip to the mall to get a few things; hats, warmer sweaters and of course, snacks! We also took a walk outside of the property, to the local shop and were able to minister to the shop owner. We are praying for his salvation. 

The ladies have a sewing ministry here so they have been making bags, shirts, and dresses that the team has picked out in colorful cloth. They also have made different beaded jewelry which we have been able to purchase.

Everyone on the team has had a chance to do evening devotions. It has been nice to hear their testimonies and learn more about each other. Then we spend time in prayer together. We know the Lord has handpicked this team to be here this summer. Thanks for your prayers.

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

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.

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.