This is How we Know what Love is

This week, the iThemba Ladies had a Valentine’s Day party (albeit a bit early!). David was away with his 8th graders on camp, so I saw it as an excuse to be as girly as possible. Anna, our Danish short-termer helped decorate and made the amazing dessert, and Karabo helped with games. We also watchedContinue reading “This is How we Know what Love is”

Reason for Hope

This video is from an advertising campaign put out by a South African Bank. I think its really inspiring to hear our young people speak out against some of the problems we are facing in our country, and call people to action. (The ANC didn’t like it, which you can read about here). One ofContinue reading “Reason for Hope”

Why Teams?

The hassle of accommodation, food, and transport, the cost of traveling thousands of miles—is it really worth it, for a team from another culture who cannot speak the language and will only be there a few weeks? I have to answer this question to myself and others at least once a week. Here is myContinue reading “Why Teams?”

Privilege

Living in Hilton and working in Sweetwaters means I am constantly confronted with my own privilege. It’s not just a matter of working in schools that are understaffed, under-resourced, and under-qualified, when I know I went to amazing schools just minutes away in Hilton. It’s not just a matter of sitting at Life Groups inContinue reading “Privilege”

Thankfulness

We celebrated thanksgiving here in South Africa with 15 other American missionaries. Thinking back over this past month, I certainly have a lot to be thankful for! David has a job teaching 8th and 9th grade math at Grace College, a local high school in Hilton. The Jabulani Kids Club Christmas party was a success! WeContinue reading “Thankfulness”

Real Life Hero: Gretta

  “Eh, it is so quiet here today without my students, Steph.” Gretta said to me yesterday when I dropped by to say hello. Gretta runs a creche (preschool) in Sweetwaters with over 90 kids. She does an amazing job of keeping them all in line, and helping them learn. The students she was talkingContinue reading “Real Life Hero: Gretta”