Month: July 2011

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 baboons! Amy

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 transportation and tuition to a really good secondary school, but it’s hard to do well …

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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

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 for them and present them next week at a workshop.  Also going to talk about …

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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 often live together.  In this house was Agreeneth, her sister, their Mom, their grandmother and …

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University visits!!!

We got the chance the other day to take Zandile (a 12-grader and the oldest student of the group of orphans that we’re working with over here) to visit a University about an hour away.  Zandile (pronounced Zan-dee-lay) has good marks and works hard and has aspirations of working in the medical field.  The university …

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Rhino dung….

When you find this pile of “you know what” right outside your camp in the morning, you know you’ve had some rhinos visiting your campsite during the night.  Thankfully they didn’t get into any of the food….LOL!!

Math Tutoring

I’ve had several opportunities to tutor some high school students in math (“maths” as they call it over here).  Their work ethic is astounding!  They have clamored for one-on-one time with me, going over problems they don’t understand.  This is during their winter holidays, mind you. The first picture is of Nomfundo, a sweet little …

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