Day One

Today we hit the ground running after a late arrival last night. We celebrated God's creation and were able to share eucharist in the Kirstenbosch Gardens, one of the top ten botanical gardens in the world. It was a wonderful opportunity for us to gather as a group for our first day in South Africa.

Coming home to our family in South Africa is defined by our meeting at the JL Zwane Centre in Guguletu. We were able to share a meal with the Reverend Spiwo Xapile and other Centre staff.
Later in the day, as a group we were able to re-pack our medical supplies and venture out to Mitchells Plains Community Health Centre. We spent the remainder of the day and early evening getting to know the medical staff. This is a medical stafff of 190 people that serve 900 patients a day.
Our day ended once again by celebrating God's creation in meeting a newborn and his mother, sharing with them a gift of a hand knit hat and receiving blanket. As we turn in for the night we thank you for your good thoughts and prayers.