Category Archives: South Africa 2011

Baptism!!

We conducted a baptism for 13 students on Saturday (with the help of Heather’s former pastor here in South Africa).  The water was quite cold, as you can see by the reaction of some of the kids as they entered … Continue reading

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Leaving South Africa…summing up

  I’m on my way back to the US and Heather has left for Kenya for the next month.  We have experienced so much over the last 5 weeks…it will probably take several weeks just to process everything.  The poverty … Continue reading

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Successful Math Workshop!

I was able to conduct a math workshop with several math teachers from a rural primary school.  These teachers teach grades 4 – 7 math and had LOTS of questions.  They have a lot of the same challenges that we … Continue reading

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Exotic Animals

  Saw this bird in a tree the other day.  Amazing colors, eh?  God was very creative when He created African animals, for sure!!  I also saw a lioness with seven cubs, a really angry looking buffalo and some mischievous … Continue reading

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Midnight Calculus Sessions!!

I was working on Calculus with a 12th grade student (Zandile) until 12:30am last night!  When I saw her at her school this morning, she was so proud and excited to say that she had gotten all the problems right … Continue reading

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Food parcel

We got a chance to take a food parcel to a family last night that literally had not had any food in 4 days!  One of the teenage girls in the family is in a program that provides her with … Continue reading

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African Sunset

Just thought I’d leave you a quick picture of the gorgeous sunsets over here. Sleep well, or as they’d say in Siswati….lala gashle (spelled kinda phoenetically) Amy

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Math Workshop

I spent a couple hours today meeting with math teachers at a rural school nearby.  We discussed topics that were difficult for them to present or that were difficult for their students to understand.  I’m going to research some ideas … Continue reading

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Village Visit

Heather and I spent the night in one of the villages last night visiting with our friend Agreeneth (with Heather in the first picture).  We had a great time with her family. African families are very communal and several generations … Continue reading

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Look Mom….no clothes dryer!!!

I actually washed our laundry and hung it on the line!  Many of you never thought I be doing that, huh?  I’m learning so many new things over here 🙂 Amy

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