As the days tick by and turn into weeks and then months, we slowly begin to notice our hearts yearning more and more for a moment with our friends in Sada. It has already been one month and one week since we said our goodbyes, but it feels so much longer. As we continuously show our pictures of the safety homes and the children and share their stories, the longing to be reunited only deepens. But we are receiving reports weekly from Sada, and all are positive and encouraging.
We received news that a local group of elderly women in Queenstown had heard news of The Positive Change going on in their community and they were eager to get involved. A month later, they each had knitted a beanie and blanket for the children for the up-coming winter. The gifts were presented to the children during one of last month’s Food Drops. Thank goodness for all these beanies, as the Eastern Cape is currently in the middle of one its coldest winters, with warnings for snowfall!
Last week, Sam Dallimore – of Bournemouth, United Kingdom – returned to the Eastern Cape to visit one last time before returning to England after 6-month mission trip to South Africa. You may remember Sam visiting back in March, along with Pam Porter, and their huge blessing to the children of love and beanies. Sam returned to Sada this week during one of the Food Drops to lend a helping hand and see the faces of the children again.
We are all so encouraged to see The Positive Change continue without us there, and to see the strength and generosity of the community around Sada. We may be missing the children, but we are so blessed to have the opportunity to see, from a distance, this program running so strong. As my Dad (and Robert Frost) always says, “We have miles to go before we sleep and promises to keep” – we really do. But for now, we are encouraged by the progress in Sada.
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