The boys passed the layovers in the airports on our return journey by filling up their NFL sticker books.
Jesse and Levi checking out one of the three planes that would take us from Chicago to Durban.
We had a great Mennonite worker retreat. This year we shared the input among the team. We each told our own personal stories of coming to faith, our spiritual pilgrimages, and read stories of people embarking on journeys in the Bible. Hannah and Joanna were wonderful additions to our team; their insights, participation in all activities, and attention to the children were special blessings for us this year.
Below is a list of some other highlights of retreat 2011-2012.
- the pool
- the beach at Mtentweni
- playing Settlers of Catan (Isaac and Moses now love this game)
- the "first ever MMiSA [Mennonite Ministries in South Africa] heptathlon", including competitions in Dutch Blitz, broom jumping, diving, swimming, and bananagrams
- eating a potjkie [POY-key] , a South African meat stew cooked in a three-legged pot, cooked by the Baptist church group which also stays at Skogheim every year over New Year's
|Settlers of Catan|