Sunday, May 10, 2009
Horses, Zebras, and Four Wheelers, OH MY!
We started our Sunday off at Pastor Selby's church in Badplass with dancing, singing, and congo lines! The spirit of the South Africans is second to none and definitely contagious, even for those of us with no rhythm. Josh, a Seacoast pastor and member of our team, had the honor of delivering the message and blessing the congregation with the same blessing that we hear every week at Seacoast. It was awesome to see God working through cultural and language barriers. We were in awe of their hospitality and immediately made to feel welcome and at home in their church.
Following church, we went to Adventura Resort where we had the option of riding horses or four wheelers ("quads") through the bush! We saw a plethora of wildlife...zebras, wildebeasts, elands, impala, and ant hills the size of a small child. It was breathtaking to be in the midst of God's creation. The tour guide's bandaged head made us a little leary, but we all survived with no major injuries.
We capped off the day with a hot meal with our new friends from the Cape...Cape Town and Cape Cod! Please pray for us tomorrow that we have the strength and endurance we need to make it through our first full clinic day.
Love and miss you!
(Amanda, Brittany, and Amber)