Friday, August 29, 2014

Off to South Africa..

Hi everyone, on Monday 1st September I’m travelling to South Africa with a team of fifteen from our church to work alongside the charity Ten Thousand Homes for two weeks. So, for regular readers, just to say that I won’t be in touch for a fortnight.

I’m a novice when it comes to charity work like this, and it’s fair to say I’m a little nervous – although my nerves are mixed with excitement. I’m trying not to have too many preconceptions about the communities and kids we’ll be working with, and hope to keep an open mind to the situations we encounter there – rather than just seeing everything through “western” eyes. I’m looking forward to new experiences! 

So I promise to do a write up when I get back, and in the meantime would value your thoughts and prayers for the team and for my wonderful family back home.

Better get packing!


L. D. said...

Best wishes on your work. I have friends in Swaziland that really do know that they are being a great help to the ones who are in need. New homes would be great for them.

Kevin Aires said...

Sounds great! Well done. Yes, I can imagine it's very easy to see things through Western eyes (what else can you do?!). Hope it goes well.

Luke Strickland said...

Thanks guys! Actually we're not all that far from Swaziland..