Elephants, giraffe, zebra, rhino, and hyena

We’ve spent the last two days at Pilanesburg National Park, and we were blessed to see all these animals and more as we drove through the park on a four hour safari.  It was an incredible experience, and the whole team really enjoyed it.  We watched elephants drink at a watering hole, and were charged by a black rhino (who stopped before hitting our vehicle).

Before we went on our trip to the park, we had a debriefing time with Michelle and Mike Tessendorf.  We spent a lot of time talking about what we had seen, what we had noticed in the two villages, and what we can do when we get home.  It was a fun conversation as we discussed ways to spread awareness and encourage the American church (in our local churches and areas of influence) to rise to the challenge of responding to the AIDS pandemic here.  It certainly has more of a face for me, and I hope to share that when I get back. 

Thanks again for your prayers.  We have a teen service to do tonight at the church.  Also, I am still healthy! Yeah!

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6 thoughts on “Elephants, giraffe, zebra, rhino, and hyena

  1. Yes, we still pray daily for you and the group.
    Take care and enjoy it. Remember Who’s in charge.
    Love,
    W

  2. Mom and I are reading your Blog at Bandon by the sea. It is a beautiful day as we have enjoyed so many times. Wish you were here, and wish we were there!!!! LOL, da Old Fokes

  3. I am glad you are healthy because it is good to hear our Father answering prayers.

    Today I was praying for you, for the team, and for South Africa. I was thinking to and asking God, and perhaps it is worthy of meditation, that if all that is exists does so to glorify God then (for your time and service there) the hungry exist for remembrance of true hunger and satifaction, the sick for remembrance of true healing and a Physician, the fatherless for remembrance of Father, and the sinners that there is indeed Messiah.

    :::js:::

  4. It is so exciting to see how God is working in your life. We love you and miss you and are excited to see you on 6/2.

  5. Erma says she is jealous of the conga lines as well.
    We still keep up with th trip.
    We will leave TH. for Erin’s wedding.
    I wouldn’tmind being at Bandon by the sea either.
    8=)
    Take care
    W

  6. What a fascinating adventure! You must have a new perspective on so many areas of live. Enjoy every moment! Praise the Lord for your good health. Love, Auntie 😉

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