Today was another great day working and living in Old Naledi. We got up to the 13th course on the back wall (almost done with that wall) and some of the side walls higher. We had many more men from Naledi Fellowship and some from Open Baptist helping out after lunch today which really helped us move faster in the afternoon. I picked up pizza for the gang at Debonair’s pizza near the Game City Mall. I was able to slip into Cafe Dijo for a hot 5 Roses tea and biscuit while waiting on the pizza too (nice!). Amazing how fast you can go from extreme poverty to modern comforts here. We will be working a half day tomorrow as we wrap up the building work tomorrow.
After the pizza lunch we went over to the old feeding station to help out. Nancy had spent the whole morning with the women prepping for the feeding. Nice for her to get a break from mixing mortar with Sir Mixalot and Moruti Donny. I got some great shots of our team playing with the children and the feeding station in operation. Many of the team who had yet to experience this operation (today was the first day its been operating due to some resource issues) expressed how blown away they were by the kids and the feeding station today. It strongly enforced why we are here and working so hard. It’s almost impossible to not be moved by the feeding station. They are precious in his sight…
After a half day of working tomorrow, we are heading to Mokolodi Game Reserve with the Shipes family for a game drive and an outdoor braai (cookout) in the park. We are going to see their cheetahs as a special part of our visit. Cool!!!
Ok, I’ll post more when I catch up, most likely Saturday. Know we are well, just tired and a little sore; but, we are all smiling about today’s experience and the work we have accomplished so far.
In His Steps, Mareko