Today we visited Share and did community prayer with the care-workers, care-givers and the Hands at Work volunteers. We sang a number of songs which had included a favourite of ours which was 'On your marks, get set, we are ready for Jerusalem’ along with two other South African songs. Then Dan, a regional support team volunteer, was talking about the story of Moses and the encouraging message behind it. We had two members who had helped in telling the story. One who translated what Dan said into Tsonga and and Morgan who drew representations of the text.
After the community prayer, we all went on separate home visits and were all emotionally effected by the things we heard and the stories of suffering that were told.
So after the home visits we went back to the care point and played with the children. We later said our last goodbyes as we would not be returning to Share whilst we were in South Africa. We were sad that we left the children, care workers and care givers but we were happy because we gave support and were leaving with lots cherished memories.
This paragraph is about Audrey, she used to be a care worker in Cork and now she is a volunteer for hands at work and she helps all the communities around the area. Throughout the trip she has helped us on most of our journeys by translating and teaching us the languages before we arrive. She has also been there for and made us laugh. She tells us about the peoples' lives and their struggles. We were amazed how she knew all of the children personally and had so much background knowledge on the kids and the care workers which had helped us a lot with trying to understand peoples lives and struggles as best we can.