July 25, 2010

We will soon join the books in South Africa

In just a few days, we'll be leaving for our third volunteer trip to Nomathamsanqa Township in Addo, South Africa. We can't wait to see the teachers and families of this wonderful community. And, of course, the smiling faces of the students!

The books are still on schedule to arrive in Port Elizabeth on August 2. That's the day we'll be heading into the township to begin working with the school. We are hopeful that the shipment will get out of the port quickly and be trucked into the township by mid-week. I can't imagine what it will feel like to see that 40-ft trailer filled with books arrive on the grounds of A.V. Bukani Primary School. Yes, we will be taking lots of photos and video!!

We had a final planning discussion with the other members of our team -- our daughter Sara, her husband Alex Berens, and her friend Cecily Kaiser. We are READY.