Again, sorry for the delay in posting, we have had internet problems. It seems in South Africa it is common to buy a preset number of MB of data per month and as Americans we have used up a months worth of data in the first two days!
Onto the mission – “making disciples and multiplying disciple makers.” Our days have been busy, but incredibly structured (thanks to our fearless leader) – we have conducted VBS at the church and bible study in the Shabeen Queen’s (former bar owner who turned her bar into a church) living room. We have had many opportunities to touch the hearts of the children through the VBS activities and to teach discipleship to the older children. The afternoons have involved playing soccer on various fields in the township. No matter the location, within minutes of rolling out the soccer balls hundreds of children appear from the houses/shacks – this has led to many opportunities to share the Word to these beautiful people.
Knysna is a study in contrasts – the oceanfront city with its physical beauty and the township with the squatter shacks and government housing, which although lacking in physical beauty, makes up for it in the beautiful hearts of the children. We have had many opportunities to touch the hearts of the children, but the reality is they have touched our hearts many times more. It is clear that God is working in South Africa and it has been a privilege to be a part of it.