Family! 

What can we say? Our time here just gets better and better.  Today was no different. :)  The guys and girls were separated today and the pictures will tell the story for the most part! 

  • The guy’s day —

    • Themba Training — painted, repaired desks, arranged furniture, moved industrial sewing machines, and helped prep stuffing for the Themba stuffed animals (cut MOUNDS of scraps out of old wet suits). 

    • Mama Themba — painted, installed an air conditioner unit, repaired a roof, and a few more handyman jobs.  “The site maintenance man was so appreciative of the hard work.  He told us that the work we did today would’ve taken him a month to get done.”

  • The girl’s day —

    • Mama Themba — we were so encouraged by the staff there and hope we were an encouragement to them.  Praying for the mom’s in labor, recovery and coming for a check up was the highlight for our day! 

    • Themba Training — we got to meet a couple of the contracted young people who make the beautiful items you can purchase.  (I bet your loved ones bought something!!!)

Our day ended with John and Rona Miller, Thembalitsha Board Members, coming to our guest house for dinner and sharing many nuggets of truth with us.  You can read about them at www.themillers.bike to see what AMAZING people they are as they love Jesus and spread the word about Thembalitsha. Here are some nuggets that we think you will enjoy:

 “The devil isn’t going for the blood of the lamb, he is going for your testimony. And your testimony is your message to the world!”

“You can not say ‘NO’ to the Lord. If you say ‘NO’, you can’t call Him ‘Lord’.”

“What is in your hand? Whatever is in your hand you can put to use!”

“Enjoy the journey; there will be ups and downs, heat and cold, good and not so good.”

“Be thankful and demonstrate trust. Communicate and persevere.”

“There’s no baby Holy Spirit. There’s no juvenile Holy Spirit. He is.”

“It’s good to know what your strengths are, and it’s good to know what they’re not.”

“As Christians, you are moving thru this place called Earth. You’re destination is heaven. Where you stay here is just hotel rooms.”

“Take time to stop for the one.”

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Funny quotes: 

Kyle asked Marla, Project Director for Themba Training, “Where does South Africa end and the next country begin?” Her gracious response: “At the border.”

When at dinner this evening a few folks were sharing photos of their kids. It’s ONLY happenstance, she says, but SARAH asked Aaron at about this same time “Do you really have a picture of your Xbox on your phone?!”  

(Funny coincidence!)  

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We love y’all.  We have some big projects set for tomorrow!!  We can’t wait to show you the photos and tell you all about it!  For now, enjoy the photos from today and come along this journey with us!

xxx

KG

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Getting supplies together to pack in to bags. Every mom they see gets a bag of items from Mama Themba.

Getting supplies together to pack in to bags. Every mom they see gets a bag of items from Mama Themba.

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Bag packing at its finest.

Bag packing at its finest.

Susie and Lindy, Project Director for Mama Themba, receive a donation from a generous giver.

Susie and Lindy, Project Director for Mama Themba, receive a donation from a generous giver.

Just wow.

Just wow.

Lunch!!

Lunch!!

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Jack drinking his Hulk drink. Anjelica too.

Jack drinking his Hulk drink. Anjelica too.

Lunch time between projects. We are so thankful for Krissy.

Lunch time between projects. We are so thankful for Krissy.

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Themba Training!

Themba Training!

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James and John Erwin, transplants from Texas! Also, Susie’s twin boys! :)

James and John Erwin, transplants from Texas! Also, Susie’s twin boys! :)

Aaron is allergic to Earth. Just sayin’. And I’m not joking.

Aaron is allergic to Earth. Just sayin’. And I’m not joking.

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Precious Themba Training contractors.

Precious Themba Training contractors.

Themba Training orientation.

Themba Training orientation.

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food of the sea yumminess!

food of the sea yumminess!

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John and Jack roasting marshmallows!!

John and Jack roasting marshmallows!!

dessert!

dessert!

Cooking her own marshmallows.

Cooking her own marshmallows.

Dessert was…SMORES!

Dessert was…SMORES!

Grocery store feet in SA.

Grocery store feet in SA.

Time with the Millers! (I swear I was listening!! Just downloading photos while I can since it takes 1374 hours!?!?!)

Time with the Millers! (I swear I was listening!! Just downloading photos while I can since it takes 1374 hours!?!?!)

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