Today was a day for the books! Because this amazing team accomplished SO MANY things today, this blog will come to you in captioned photos! Our projects are captured below and the captions will explain all our comings and goings!

P.s. I must say this to brag on this team—tonight we ended our day with an evening service at our Every Nation ZOLA church and these folks were AMAZING! 6 of our precious team members shared and they spoke with power, confidence, clarity and humility. The other 9 of us partook and cheered and cried and sat in awe. (See the posts below!) I’m a proud leader tonight and wanted y’all to know 😊 — KG 

 our accommodations at Village of Hope. Guys above, girls below.  

our accommodations at Village of Hope. Guys above, girls below.  

 Our cooks for the week! “If you cook, you don’t clean!” 

Our cooks for the week! “If you cook, you don’t clean!” 

 Getting our orientation at Village of Hope from Barbara, long term VOH volunteer and friend 💚   And a snapshot of informal settlements in Grabouw.  

Getting our orientation at Village of Hope from Barbara, long term VOH volunteer and friend 💚 

And a snapshot of informal settlements in Grabouw.  

 Each day 4 team members go out in to the community and walk with the “Angels” (Thembacare Clinic nurses). These Angels are selfless as they administer meds and care for patients struggling with HIV, TB and AIDS. Way more than nurses, they are aptly named. What an honor to walk with them.  

Each day 4 team members go out in to the community and walk with the “Angels” (Thembacare Clinic nurses). These Angels are selfless as they administer meds and care for patients struggling with HIV, TB and AIDS. Way more than nurses, they are aptly named. What an honor to walk with them.  

 Educare! Crèches/preschools that serve hundreds of kids. 3 sites in this community. We are doing multiple projects at these locations this week - painting, building, repair, playing with kiddos, and MORE! 

Educare! Crèches/preschools that serve hundreds of kids. 3 sites in this community. We are doing multiple projects at these locations this week - painting, building, repair, playing with kiddos, and MORE! 

 more at Educare! 

more at Educare! 

 Village of Hope. This place has our hearts and has for years. We are painting bedrooms, repairing playground equipment, working on electrical needs, loving on the house moms and volunteers, and more! (Also...battling large and scary spiders is also on the docket.) 

Village of Hope. This place has our hearts and has for years. We are painting bedrooms, repairing playground equipment, working on electrical needs, loving on the house moms and volunteers, and more! (Also...battling large and scary spiders is also on the docket.) 

 Tall, rickety ladders were on order. Yikes!  

Tall, rickety ladders were on order. Yikes!  

 Village of Hope smiles :) 

Village of Hope smiles :) 

 Busy at work and “play”!  

Busy at work and “play”!  

 painting machines... 

painting machines... 

 Shenanigans from the faithful 😆 

Shenanigans from the faithful 😆 

 ENZola was amazing (videos below!!). Quotes from our speakers this evening:    Dena: What a joy to worship as His children- all nations together. We are family.   CJ:  Jesus takes us just as we are but loves us too much to leave us that way.    Katrina:  God is my Father and He is my children’s father! He has changed our life!    Joe:  Plant seeds for those you love. They will grow in God’s time.    Amy:  I have a promise that God will heal me. God is the only one who can keep a promise like that.    Alan:  I can’t imagine what my life would be without Christ! Nothing can separate us from his love.   

ENZola was amazing (videos below!!). Quotes from our speakers this evening:  

Dena: What a joy to worship as His children- all nations together. We are family. 

CJ:  Jesus takes us just as we are but loves us too much to leave us that way.  

Katrina:  God is my Father and He is my children’s father! He has changed our life!  

Joe:  Plant seeds for those you love. They will grow in God’s time.  

Amy:  I have a promise that God will heal me. God is the only one who can keep a promise like that.  

Alan:  I can’t imagine what my life would be without Christ! Nothing can separate us from his love.   

 Faces from our time at church. We are in love! 

Faces from our time at church. We are in love! 

 All smiles after church!  

All smiles after church!  

 We end each day with a team meeting and WE LOVE IT! Sharing our experiences and insight is so powerful.     

We end each day with a team meeting and WE LOVE IT! Sharing our experiences and insight is so powerful.  

 

Until tomorrow... 

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