What a great last few days! We have been so busy so it has been hard to find time to update the blog!
Our time in Swaziland is winding down now. It has been nice to see some of our projects here come to completion. Crocs are done, sponsor letters are done and school shoes will be done tomorrow. It has been such a rewarding 3 weeks!
On Saturday Matt and I were able to go to Mozambique with a mens and womens basketball team. It was such a HOT day and they played on an ourdoor concrete court! Matt got a little sunburned! Luckily I was able to sit in the shade the whole time. The male and female Swazi teams had played these Mozambique teams many times but have never left with the win. Saturday was a different story! Both Swazi teams won! It was awesome to see the excitement each one of them had, especially Bhonge who is the guy who organizes everything. He was so thankful to Matt for playing! He wanted him to stay for 2 more months.
After the games Pastor Langa, who drove for us all day, took us to the Indian Ocean. It was so beautiful!!!! We were able to spend some time there, take some pictures and enjoy the beautiful day. Afterwards we drove around Maputo to sightsee a bit.
Sunday was also awesome! Matt preached at Enaleni about having faith like a child and the importance of training your children to know the Lord. Everyone responded well.There was a funny moment when Matt said because Pastor Langa is short he has long sermons and because he is tall he has short sermons. Everyone found that really funny.
Afer church we took our interpreter Cynthia, her son and her cousins son, who are both 4, to Mlilwane (a wildlife sanctuary) to see some animals. Cynthia said the boys were so excited to go and were counting down the days until Sunday! They were not as happy when she said they had to go to church first though!! We had such a great time!! We saw some great animals like buffalo, zebras, impala, waterbuck, elandu, warthogs, hippos, crocodiles and many more! The neat part is that you drive through the park on your own and you can get up close to all the animals! Matt was not happy when I got out of the car to take a picture of the crocodile and hippo! The boys had the time of their life and amused us with their constant giggling and singing!
Today we are finally getting to hand out the school shoes! We are so excited about that! Then tonight we are going to the Langa’s for dinner again. Hopefully we’ll go to the right house!
Thanks for reading the blog!!
Amanda and Matt