We will pack the marshmellows,chocolate and graham crackers and take the 10,443 mile journey ( as the crow flies) from Santa Barbara to Johannesburg, South Africa I am traveling with 4 close friends from Hope Community church. We have all made this journey atleast once before, so we know what we are getting into. With your prayers,encouragement and financial support this will be an amazing trip to share God's love with 65 orphanes who call Christ Church Christian Center ( 5 cees) their home. We will eat,pray,sleep,sing,dance, teach and rejoice every day with these amazing kids during the 10 day stay We will be running a 4 day vacation bible study experience while we are there. I am in charge of crafts :D...I can hardly wait, exciting FB photos coming to a your computer screen soon. It is our desire to help Pastor Mike by bringing funding for educational needs ie text books,uniforms and school tuition espeically since they are planning to expand their orphanage from 65 to 90 children by Jan 2018. We will be paying for our own food, stopping at the grocery store on our way to 5 cees. There is nothing quite like grocery shopping when you have been on a plane for 2 days straight ( that's where your prayers for minimal jet jag come in ) We also pay $20 a night for lodging to cover our water and electricity usage. Other expenses are our transportation to LAX, air fare and in my case dog sitting fees for my sweet Golden Retriever Sassy who turned 13 this month.
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Shine on! The world needs your beautiful light. Madeline
ps your can't buy the ingredients for S'mores in South Africa...that's why we are packing our own :)It was a huge hit last time...the flaming marshmellows in the hands of running kids with coat hangers was questionable but all survived!!