Monday 5th June
Visit to Care Point in Mluti
As we woke on our first full day here in South Africa we were amazed by the sounds and sights of Africa. We were met by a beautiful sunrise and a sunny warm day.
The day began with a meeting together of the whole Hands at Work family for their regular Monday morning prayer meeting. Between 40 and 50 staff and volunteers from the age of 4 weeks to over 70 filled the room to share news, amazing worship and prayer. Shiela made the mistake of admitting a significant birthday last week which resulted in a 'Hands style' Birthday greeting, which involved much singing and hugging by everyone present!
The main plan for the day was to visit a community care point in Mluti, around 45 minutes away from the Hub. Guiding us on this visit was Dan Waspe, a long-serving volunteer with Hands along with Patricia and Nyiko local volunteers. Prior to travelling to the visit, we met together to learn about the community we would be visiting. We learned that Mluti has some severe challenges such as a lack of piped water supply and significant social problems.
|Joyce, Busi and Catherine|
During our time at the centre we spent time worshipping with the care workers, helping serve the meal and playing crazy games with the children. We witnessed how faith is made very real and relevant to the children, the children themselves sharing and discussing scripture, sharing worship and prayer together before eating.
|Fun with bubbles!|
Debbie and Ros