Monday, October 17, 2016

Cool Spring Women's Team

We have had a partnership with Cool Spring Baptist Church in Virginia for the last several years. They normally send about 3 teams a year to work with us and especially to target the village of Ditshegwane (Dee-say-wah-knee). They just sent an all women's team and we just had the best time together. I will try to tell the story in pictures below but it just doesn't fully capture all of the many things the Lord did in the hearts of so many on this trip.
Bible study in Ledumang, a neighborhood right near our house.
This group meets once a week and were so happy to have visitors.

Going out and doing evangelism in Ledumang (Lay-doo-mah-ng)
Children's Friday ministry

Sunday School at Gaborone Baptist Church

We attended a Herero wedding for good friends-Hilda and Onks

All of the aunts at the wedding wearing the very distinct hats you
find in the Herero culture

The men also wear hats and walk with canes, so classy
We then traveled out to the village of Ditshegwane for 2 days and spent time with the ladies of this church. It was such a wonderful time of fellowship!
We started the day with jazzercise led by Tammy

We did crafts

Bible storying
The team brought reading glasses for the ladies, when 
one lady put on her glasses a huge smile came over her 
face and she said "I can now see to read my bible".
We taught the ladies some American recipes and they shared some
of their African recipes. It was so fun to learn from each other!

The church ladies and children meeting under the tree...this is the church
meeting spot.

This is the plot of land we will move to soon and put up a tent.
It was so awesome to pray over this land with the women from Ditshegwane
and the women at Cool Spring who have been with this church from the beginning.
We are so thankful for these ladies who came and loved on our family
and the people of Botswana! We were truly all blessed!

Beautiful Botswana

Here are some recent pics from a hike and ride around town. Love this beautiful place called Botswana!

Botswana's 50th Independece Day

On September 30, Botswana celebrated its 50th independence! We are so thankful to live in such a beautiful countries. I love the meaning of their flag "The blue represents water, the white-black-white bands depict the racial harmony of the people. They are inspired by the coat of the zebra, the national animal." Let's all live together in harmony no matter the colour of our skin! 

Brent went on a bike ride on Independence Day and got some great shots:
3 chiefs (Dikgosi) statues
The three chiefs traveled to Great Britain in 1895 to ask Queen Victoria to separate the Bechuanaland Protectorate fromCecil Rhodes's British South Africa Company and Southern Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe). Permission was granted, and meant that the Batswana remained under direct British rule until independence in the 1966


Main Mall-outdoor market


Brent's new friends