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South Africa: June 7-17, 2024



Worship and Fellowship

On Sunday Morning we attended church service at Westview Methodist Church. Some of the Management team from Ditshego House of Laughter attended, as well.  Before service, there was fellowship with introductions, coffee, tea and treats. 

The sermon this day was titled “Your people will be my people.”  It is from the Book of Ruth.  The particular story was about Naomi who is Ruth’s  mother-in law.

(Ruth 1:16–17), “Where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die, I will die—there will I be buried.”

Ruth teaches us that human beings naturally find love and family connections wherever they are, irrespective of the ethnicity and faith of the people they fall in love with.

Key Messages: 

Steadfast love of the Lord

Commitment and faithfulness 

Ruth is faithful to the covenant which she has committed to. 

There was more fellowship after the service which included some discussion of the sermon as well as getting to know one another. 

Our COR group took the Ditshego staff to Lunch at McDonald’s. There were about 20 of us. There was lots of laughter and smiles while eating. 

The whole group traveled to and toured the Apartheid Museum and the Nelson Mandela Exhibit together. It was an important experience to understand the history of this country and how it has impacted its people. 

Down time and fellowship with our new friends before we had dinner with our new friends. There is a cook and an assistant here that make us breakfast and dinner everyday. They work long hours making us traditional South African meals. 

After we said goodbye and see you tomorrow to our new friends, our group gathered to discuss tomorrow’s agenda, prep for it, and ended with our daily devotion.