Today the US team visited Living Waters Fellowship. They truly enjoyed worshipping with the people there. Although some of the songs were different, and certainly much more lively than at home, their heart of worship was the same. The South Africans can definitely get their worship on! We thoroughly enjoyed the service.
This afternoon we had the pleasure of meeting with all our South African co-leaders. There were about 30 youth, who are mentored by Jody and Kathy, who are giving up their school holidays to serve with us at this Kid’s Day Camp. Jim and I were very excited to see lots of familiar faces and some new ones! It wasn’t too long after introductions were made that the US team and the South African youth were getting along like old friends; playing games together, looking through our materials for the first day of camp together, learning the moves for the worship songs, and eating a meal together.
Jim and I ate at a table with Captain and Mr. Winter. It was so encouraging to hear Mr. Winter share his heart for these kids and his desire to get up early before camp each day and pray over this place, for the children and against the spirits of darkness that prevail in the townships where these children live. He knows that salvation is their only hope in this world and the world to come and he is passionate about sharing that with these children. He couldn’t stop thanking us for obeying God by coming to Lephalale to share the Gospel with them. After the youth had returned home for the night, Mr. Winter shared again with the whole team his gratefulness to God for bringing us here to minister to these children. We are BRINGING HOPE to the children and youth of Lephalale.
And with that, we all headed to our rooms for a good nights rest. I’m sure we will need it!
Thank you for praying with us as camp begins tomorrow morning!