Pastor and Teacher Training and Hlane Safari

Yesterday, Matt and I were fortunate enough to be a part of a training session put on by a team from Colorado who is here to work at their carepoint.

Matt joined the pastor from this team and several Swazi pastors and had a very interesting discussion about how to deal with grief as a pastor. He said that it was pretty neat to hear the opinions of the Swazi pastors and how tradition and culture played a part in their pastoral role.

I had the opportunity to help a lady from the Colorado group meet with all the teachers from each carepoint. I found it interesting to listen to the wish list of each teacher, particularly the ones from Enaleni and Bhobhokazi. Bhobhokazi really want a building that they can use for school. We were also able to give them advice on how to help their students  with English and how to encourage disengaged students.

Today was great as Matt and I went on a safari and a game reserve here in Swaziland. It was very cool! We came so close to all the animals! We were able to see elephants, rhinos, hippos, impala, giraffes and many more animals. Unfortunately no lions though.

Tomorrow we are off to church and on Monday we will be at Enaleni giving crocs to the preschool kids. Also on Monday Matt will be playing basketball with a  local universityclub  team.

Thats all for now!!

Amanda and Matt

Angry Rhinos!! They kept stomping at us!!


were running out of time so we will add more pictures in the next few days!!!



4 thoughts on “Pastor and Teacher Training and Hlane Safari

  1. Hey guys!
    just got home from out Mexico trip and wanted to say KEEP IT UP out there.
    what a life changing experience for you both!!!!! I hope that God shows you much while out there. I think words are hard to explain the actual experience of being out there, seeing, smelling and hearing all sorts of new things.
    May your hearts pour out and be filled up.


  2. Hi Amanda ad Matt. I’ve been reading your blog entries and am really impressed and touched by all you are doing in Swaziland.
    Aimie is really interested in seeing the safari pics as well!
    Keep up the good work and I’ll be praying for you guys.


  3. Love reading your blog and hearing/seeing all that you are doing. I laughed when I read about the dinner at Pastor Peter’s house or shoudl I say Pastor Israel?!
    Sounds like you had fun at the safari. Still praying for all that you are doing and experiencing.
    love Brenda

  4. You guys got a picture of Mum and Dad’s sponsor child: Lungile Shongwe. She looks so happy. Tell her we are thinking about her if you happen to come across her again.
    xoxoxo. kell

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