It's been a busy week for us here in South Africa. We spent the weekend resting up and recuperating from our long travels. On Sunday morning we traveled to a church; the team was excited to hear and see how the African people worshiped. we knew it would be amazing. What we imagined was completely incorrect -- it was a small and cluttered schoolroom and the congregation was mainly made up of children. It was so humbling to be around people with so little resources, yet they still worshiped like they were the most blessed people in the world. Our team sang some praise songs for them and then they took a turn.
The rest of the day was
spent by pool... it's definitely everyone's favorite thing to do here.
The weather has either been very hot or raining. For Mr.VandenBoogard,
this is his first trip with more than one day of rain, but we are
enjoying ourselves regardless!
Monday was our first day at the
school, Theocentric. It was raining when we arrived and so we had to
wait to meet all of the students. We taught our bible story and craft,
gave a mini-lesson about Canada and made new relationships with the
staff and students.
Each day at the school, we are overwhelmed by the
amount of students who just want to be as close to us as possible -- we
are getting trampled and bombarded, but we really don't mind. We also
led the children in games and sports, and this morning (Wednesday) we were invited to attend their morning devotions which
consisted of singing and dancing for God. The countryside here is
beautiful, the people here are welcoming, and we are truly blessed as a