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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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A Day Of Local Happenings

Sunday, October 7, 2018 God blessed us with another beautiful South African  day. The local temperature this morning started at a cool 59 degrees, hit a high of 89 and is currently a balmy 74.  After breakfast in the Big 5 House, we made our way to Agape Church to celebrate one more time with...

October 7, 2018October 7, 2018by
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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
FASA and ILA, Start your engines!
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FASA and ILA, Start your engines!

Happy Sunday! This morning we had a worship dedication time at Agape church in Lephalale, South Africa.  The message was based on Proverbs 16:3 which is “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans”.   What an awesome instruction on giving the ILA camp and the learners over to Christ to...

September 30, 2018September 30, 2018by