Wednesday – The half way mark!
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Wednesday – The half way mark!

Hi It’s Liv!!! Today is the third day of camp and it was awesome!!! Yesterday I switched groups. I decided I wanted to be with my Dad.  The kids kind of overwhelm me sometimes.  I feel a lot better now.  I think my Dad appreciates my help a little.  Some kids don’t know how to...

March 31, 2019March 31, 2019by
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Last Day Of Camp

Wow! How this week has flown by at camp. I have always loved going to camp when I was young and it blows me away that God allows me to do this in South Africa with kids that love it as much as me. This is my 7th trip to South Africa with FASA.  And...

March 29, 2019March 29, 2019by
First Day of Kids Camp!
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First Day of Kids Camp!

What an amazing experience to be completely “immersed” in a group of 36 South African leaders and over 130 kids from Marapong.  That is the town we visited and Judi wrote about on day one of this journey. As we moved through the activities of the day we frequently found ourselves squashed together in a...

March 25, 2019March 25, 2019by
Sunday – A day of worship and meeting new friends!
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Sunday – A day of worship and meeting new friends!

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...

March 24, 2019March 24, 2019by
First Day in South Africa!
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First Day in South Africa!

Saturday – First day in South Africa! Today we traveled through the township where most of the children live, who will be attending the day camp. It’s called Marapong, translated ‘the place of dry bones’.  I’d like to say it was enjoyable, but that isn’t the word I would use. It was hard. Hard to...

March 24, 2019March 24, 2019by
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Reflections by the 3 Amigos

Alan: Today was a day of reflection. I think it finally got to us all that camp was over and the kids are gone.  A few of us have started communicating with the kids via whatsapp already. It is encouraging to know that we can continue to stay in contact and encourage them in their faith...

October 7, 2018October 7, 2018by
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Day 5 of ILA Camp – Hard to believe it’s over

2018 ILA camp is over! But is it really? With all of the relationships developed over the last five days, and after intense teaching, mentoring, worship, prayer, team-building, and of course fun, this camp experience will live on in all of our hearts. We can already see the impact it is having in the excitement...

October 5, 2018October 5, 2018by
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Day 4 of ILA Camp – Overwhelmed with gratitude

Sitting in the debriefing meeting at the close of our day I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for what has happened. Before the meeting we saw the sun set in a colorful, expansive panorama of trees and pastel clouds. Nearly a week full of teaching, activities, team building and worship has lead to NINE first year learners...

October 4, 2018October 12, 2018by
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Day 2 of ILA Camp – Group Projects

Hello from South Africa! The second day of the ILA camp was full throttle!  After breakfast the learners got right into their classes for the day.  It was awesome seeing the learners from last year and how they have grown in their faith and leadership. The 2ndand 3rdyear learners are so confident and putting their...

October 3, 2018October 4, 2018by
First day of ILA Camp – Smiles Galore!
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First day of ILA Camp – Smiles Galore!

The beauty of this country is one thing, but the beauty of the smiles on the learners’ faces of the ILA is heartwarming beyond imagination!  After a bit of anxiety over the start of the camp, God’s mighty spirit filled the mall as the Learners piled into the registration area. As the smiles, laughter and...

October 1, 2018October 1, 2018by