Category Archives: South Africa 2012

Stories and pictures from our trip to South Africa, summer of 2012

Feedback from a volunteer

One of the students that travelled to South Africa for a month in 2012 wrote the following poem summarizing how the experience changed his life.  Amazing ability to put words on paper!  Click on the link below to open the … Continue reading

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Funny trip

In the airport headed for africa, being bored, I asked Heather to name five candy bars. Immediately she proudly replied “Twizzlers” 🙂 . Way to go Heather, only five more to go! Heather’s brother, Josh Lytle

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Everything is a Competition

I told you in the last post about Jabulani, one of our 11th grade boys that we sponsor.  The other day there were too many kids to fit in the car on the ride home from school so Jabulani decided … Continue reading

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This is Jabulani standing next to Jonas.  Jabulani’s name means “Happy” and it is very fitting for him!  He is always smiling and cracking a joke.  He is a master story teller and he weaves so many stories that I … Continue reading

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One exhausted young man

Jonas after a long day in the villages….picture says enough 🙂

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Weekend math/computer tutoring

We spent this last weekend hosting 5 african youth at our guesthouse for fellowship, computer training and lots of math tutoring.  Jonas focused on computer training while I brushed up on my trigonometry skills!!  We had an amazing time and … Continue reading

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We made it to South Africa!!

Jonas and I arrived in South Africa yesterday and spent about 5 hours in a shuttle van/rental car getting from the airport to the town where we’re staying.  I was very blessed to be able to run into our three … Continue reading

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We’re in London

My nephew Jonas and I have arrived in London on our way to South Africa.  We had a 10-1/2 hour layover so we took the express train into the city and did some site-seeing.  Now we’re back at Heathrow waiting … Continue reading

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Leaving the US!

Well, my nephew Jonas and I are heading to the airport to leave for Africa for 4 weeks!  Thanks for all your prayers and support.  Please keep tuned to this blog as we post stories and pictures about the lives … Continue reading

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Getting ready for South Africa 2012!

We are busy getting ready to head to South Africa again this summer.  My 15-year old nephew Jonas will be joining me for the first time and he is beyond excited!  Our main priorty will be setting up a computer … Continue reading

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