Thursday, 27 September 2012

Another First: Community Stay!!

Today, we will be setting off into the community of Oshoek, where we will be placed in the home of a child-headed household for the entire weekend (Friday afternoon to Monday morning). This is an incredible privilege for us to be welcomed into this family's home and to be able to get a glimpse into what life in the community is really like.

At this point, we don't know much of what to expect. But here's a little preview of what our weekend will likely involve:
  • No electricity
  • Bucket baths!
  • Peeing in a bucket in the middle of the night
  • Byron trying to learn copious amounts of Siswati
  • Diane screaming as rats and/or cockroaches make guest appearances
  • Tons of neighbours visiting and asking whether we really know Karate or Kung-Fu, followed up by the obligatory "Ching Chong" noises (we have already experienced this many times...)

Apparently, the head of the household, a 19-year old boy, is an aspiring rapper. This should mesh well with my (Byron's) love for gangster rap. Hopefully, we'll be popping and locking together in no time!

Please pray for us as we embark on what we are hoping will be an incredible weekend of listening, understanding and relationship building. Check out our prayer request tab for specifics. We are packing light but are prepared to leave with heavy hearts.

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