Service with a Deeper Purpose

Hello everybody! Last week was our second and final week spent in Stellenbosch and Kayamandi, and it was full of service and fun. Monday to Wednesday were spent working on our Kayamandi service projects, which included starting a garden at a primary school, painting a mural, spending time learning from and cooking with a local Gogo (or grandmother), and fixing up creches (daycares) and churches with members of the community. We also spent time getting in touch with our athletic sides by playing cricket, attending a university rugby match, and hiking Table Mountain.

Throughout the whole week we were focused on what we called “the real project”- building relationships with the people that we were working with and trying our best to impact their lives in whatever ways we could, not only through supplying materials for their projects. Our main goal was to make friends in Kayamandi, and I think we all left feeling like we accomplished just that. God really shone through our guides and our project partners, and it was crazy to see how God led us to amazing people and things this week. It really solidified Jeremiah 29:11 for me, that God is always in control, knows exactly what He is doing and will always lead us to great things.

Have a safe and happy week! God bless!

By Emma Mitchell

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