Heading Home.  Work Team Blog #4
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Heading Home. Work Team Blog #4

The team is waiting on our ride back to the airport for our journey home.  We had a chance this morning to say our goodbyes to Jody and Kathy which wasn’t easy since we have witnessed how great their impact has been within the Lephalale community, and it’s hard to leave seeing all that. We...

April 23, 2018April 23, 2018by
Another blessed day!  Work Team Blog #3
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Another blessed day! Work Team Blog #3

What another blessed day!   The team finished the bathroom wall tile and also continued to tile the second bathroom.  The team has gotten its second wind and the results are starting to show. This evening was a total joy because we had a chance to meet new South African friends from a local school...

April 21, 2018April 21, 2018by
Progress is being made!  Work Team Blog #2
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Progress is being made! Work Team Blog #2

The team today made great progress with our work projects to beautify the property.   We completed the bathroom wall tiling and most of the tile work on the floors in each of the two rooms under renovation.  The plumbing work has also been successfully completed, and tomorrow the team will tackle grouting the beautiful...

April 20, 2018April 20, 2018by
The Work Team Blog #1
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The Work Team Blog #1

Hello from South Africa! The FASA Work Team arrived Sunday after a very smooth flight. Everyone seemed to have traveled well. Getting through customs was a breeze and took only about 30 minutes.  We were met by our new transport service, Francois and his wife. They were very friendly and informative.  On the ride to...

April 17, 2018April 17, 2018by
42 Children from The Fold came today. Day 9
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42 Children from The Fold came today. Day 9

Today we had a visit from another group of children from a children’s home which is operated by a sweet couple who are retired from the USAF and came over to S. Africa 10 years ago.  42 kids came to visit us.  Thank God for our South African leaders.  We had expected only 4 of...

April 7, 2018April 7, 2018by
The last day of camp. – Day 8
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The last day of camp. – Day 8

Whew!  This week went fast.  Can’t believe it’s the last day of camp!  The kids showed up and it was our normal routine. A lot of hello hugs and then get settled in with registration.  Beth says one of the biggest gains over last year is the new registration process.  Much smoother than previous years....

April 7, 2018April 7, 2018by
When we struggle – Jesus Rescues!  – Day 7
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When we struggle – Jesus Rescues! – Day 7

The theme for day 4 of holiday camp was “When we struggle – Jesus rescues”.  It is important for our crews to know that even Jesus had struggles.  Our story for the day was about Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.  Peter played the apostle Peter and our local South African leaders played the part...

April 7, 2018April 7, 2018by
A Day in the Life of the Shipwrecked Crew!  – Day 6
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A Day in the Life of the Shipwrecked Crew! – Day 6

First, a little “Inside Baseball” look at the team’s start to the day.  After hitting the bed about 11 pm last evening, wakeup time is between 6 and 6:30.  Ann is the designated coffee preparer so the coffee is brewed by the time the “Big house” is opened.  The big house is where Ann and...

April 4, 2018April 4, 2018by
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Second day of camp highlights – Day 5

Day Camp was in full swing today. We wanted to give you some highlights from the day. The Captain explained the Gospel today.  Nicholson, age 14, better known as ‘The Captain’ is the vice president of his high school’s Learner Christian Organization.  When Nicholson speaks, his peers listen and they listened intently to his explanation...

April 3, 2018April 3, 2018by
God showed up on the first day of camp! – Day 4
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God showed up on the first day of camp! – Day 4

God showed up.  Ann explained it best. She felt enough apprehension last night to keep her up, then this morning anticipation and then imagination as the bus was pulling up. What would this be like?  The first child stepped off the bus, what would be the response?  A smile.  No, a really big smile from...

April 2, 2018April 2, 2018by
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