So, I’m at the halfway point and that is extremely hard to believe. I don’t feel like I’ve been in this incredible place for three weeks already. I can’t believe the last week of holiday club starts tomorrow. I’m glad we have another week after holiday club because I would definitely be emotional leaving the kids (that’s not to say, I won’t be after the last one either). The sad part is tomorrow marks the last week for Sam, our UK volunteer and Ilana, one of our incredible LSE’s. I’m so thankful that I got to spend time with them and I’m glad Sam is going on the Garden Route with us.
Last week was an adjustment after having Brookwood to help us the first week but I’m glad to be doing more stuff. I’m loving my precious Overcome kids and getting to know more of them.
We talked about how BY FAITH RABAH BELIEVED that God would save her and how BY FAITH GIDEON OBEYED the Lord and defeated the Midianite army with 300 men. It’s so cool to see how they can just latch on and remember things the whole week.
The memory verse is Matthew 17:20 “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed. You can say to a mountain ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (For the record, I heard that in their sweet South African accents as I typed it out).
So Fourth of July was this week and we actually celebrated it by going to Disney on Ice FOR FREE. Thanks to Carder, who sat next to skater on the plane over here. We throughly enjoyed it. It was a “Passport to Adventure” show that included Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Lilo and Stitch, & Peter Pan. We got to stay and see some of the understudies practice and meet some of the skaters. We loved it; so thanks, Carlotta, for the awesome tickets.
Friday night was Despicable Me 2 for opening night in Cape Town. It was a great movie and we had a big group come. Our weekend was supposed to be Table Mountain but we weren’t able to because of weather so we hit up the Slave Lodge and District 6 Museum. We were going to go church with one of the LSEs in Oceanview but their church wasn’t actually meeting until Sunday night so we ended up going to Danielle’s church. It was great and they are doing a series on Esther and it was fabulous.
I’m loving getting to know my team better and my wonderful LSEs. Thank you so much for the prayers about my cold because it’s gone. I’m sleeping better. For this week, my usual stomach issues that come when I’m traveling and it’s annoying so pray that they will go away. Thanks for praying!
Oh and in other news, my plans for the fall are finally official! I’ll be moving to North Carolina and going to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. I can’t wait to see what all God has in store! 🙂
So enjoy the pictures from this week: