We were blessed to spend some time in Johannesburg and help out with activities happening there. We thought to share some of the highlights of our trip.
There were so many things happening as the new Adieu centre was being completed and we had to get the rooms and all ready for the first group of volunteers who were arriving a couple of weeks later. There was building, moving, cleaning and lots of planning done to make sure everything was done on time. The centre is completed and looks amazing and will be a great help to host volunteers in the future.
We got to help make food parcels once again and also go and do food shopping for the parcels. Lilandi and I (Liezl) got the job to buy the food and love doing so. We go and buy the food on two different days as there is not enough stock on the shelves for us to buy our complete order on 1 day. As you can see below, Lilandi had to climb on some canned foods to reach the last of the soy packs. There is always something new to do when buying food.
Other distribution we were also involved with was that of the creche equipment. A company gives funds which enables us to buy creche equipment for 5 creches. Hendri and I got to distribute the equipment to some of these creches. Packing the car was "fun", trying to fit all the things in without popping blown up balls or breaking white boards or tearing open packs of stationary with the sharp edges of the tables and chairs. Hendri got it all in and off we went.
It was a large donation too! We were glad only two of us went to pick up the blankets as there was absolutely no space anywhere in the car on the way back home.
The GrR (Grade R) courses and extra classes we got to experience first hand. Lilandi and I went to a few preschools where she demonstrated and taught me how to do the lessons. These courses and extra classes we will be starting in Port Elizabeth.
One of my favorite moments was when we got to give Sunday school lessons again at the Aphiwe Good News centre. There were so many more children than when we left. Hendri had a group of 9 youth, I had close to 20 and Otilia had about 8 or so youngsters. As I was teaching my class I looked out the window to see how Otilia was teaching her children in the nature God had created, the children sitting on the green grass, in the warm sun with a cool breeze blowing the small tree above them. I thought this just the perfect picture on how we can teach children about God!
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