Monday, January 28, 2013

volunteers from Denmark

Currently we have the privilege of hosting two young women from Denmark.  Nanna and Anna Kathrine, both 20, are acquaintances of our friends, Steen and Christina, who were missionaries in Botswana and used to attend our Mennonite worker retreats.  Christina approached us about finding a placement for Nanna and Anna Kathrine in South Africa, as they were interested in doing a short term of service abroad in a time of transition between their studies.  We then approached Mzomtsha Youth Care Centre (of which Joe serves on the board) near the village of Ngqeleni (about 30 km from Mthatha) about Nanna and Anna Kathrine serving there.  Today, after five days of rest from their travels and orientation with us, we took Nanna and Anna Kathrine to their new home at Mzomtsha.  They will visit us once a week from now until their return home to Denmark in early May.  The women are keeping a blog about their experiences.  They tell about their first week here (the page is in Danish, but you should see an option at the top of your page to translate it to English).