Heh Riverwood & followers! We have made it. We are now settled in at Asante Guest House, have unpacked our baggage (which all arrived with us….YAY!), had a great supper, got our trip orientation, organized for tomorrow, drank coffees and ate chocolates, and now everyone is settling in for a well deserved and long overdue sleep in a bed 🙂
We had a bit of excitement at the airport again when we landed in Johannesburg. One of our team members (no not Carolyn) had their passport fall out of their pocket on the plane when de-boarding and didn’t realize it until we were in line at South African passport control. There was some major panic followed by a run back to our gate to see if it was on the plane. The door to the ramp was locked and no one was around. I waited until I saw one of the cleaners walking and pounded on the doors….he got someone from security who wouldn’t let me in but was willing to go check if he could find it….10 minutes later I saw him walking back with a passport in hand…..phew! That would certainly have had an impact….but alas….we have seen favour once again 🙂 I guess our trip here began with a passport left behind and ended the same way….how fun.
We are all anxious for tomorrow morning to come as we head to visit Bhobokazi. This will be a dream realized for so many as they have worked so hard to get there and now we will be on the ground….but first….a good sleep (hopefully) for all.
Good night all. Happy supper times and evenings. We will see you on the ground at Bhobokazi around 4AM your time. Follow along on the Bhobokazi facebook page (if I can successfully get a SIM card for the phone) at facebook.com/bhobokazi
Night night….here’s a few words from a couple of team members:
Greetings from Brenda (aka as Make Magpie).
For those of you that have been anxiously waiting; here is our first update from Swaziland!!!!
After 46 hours of travel, which included some sight seeing in Frankfurt, we and ALL of our baggage arrived safe and sound. Some of us had more sleep than others (and we have the photos to prove it!) but all are filled with anticipation for all that the next 9 days are going to hold.
We were greeted warmly and enjoyed our first yummy meal together at Asante House.
I personally have enjoyed watching the “rookies” as they experience all of their “firsts” here in Swaziland. I have so enjoyed watching and experiencing the coming together of our team. As we work together there is much laughter and fun! It took us “no time” to turn our team room into the organized chaos of previous years.
It has been a long day and many have retired for the night. I will say goodnight and thanks for following us. We love reading your comments at the end of our busy days at the CarePoints. Looking forward to what the Lord is going to show is in the days ahead!
Hello from Monica
We’ve arrived! We’re thrilled to be here (and off the planes). Had a great drive ‘home’ from Jo-berg. The scenery just gets better the closer we get. Looking forward to going to Bhobokazi tomorrow and the start of our time here. Thanks for following us!