Journal - june 2011 (A Photo Journal)


June 21 - Soccer on the Shortest Day of the Year

Through Ubuntu Sports we coach and mentor U13 boys from local townships.

Coach Karl with Coach Treswill enjoying a laugh.
See more on Coach Treswill (former professional soccer player from Ocean View)


Ubuntu soccer practice on this shortest day of the year in South Africa
(this same day is the longest day of the year a few thousand miles north in the US).

The kids get to play under the newly installed lights, as the sun goes down quite early.

The cold, dark nights were always tough as practiced ended.
There was never enough room to take home all the kids in our pick-up truck.
We fit as many as we could, but most had to walk home in the dark back to their township.


June 20 - The Divas Come for Pizza

Julie mentors at-risk high school girls with weekly Discovery Bible Studies and a dance class offered through a local dance studio.

The Ocean View High School Discovery Bible Study girls
(the "Divas" as they like to call themselves) came over for our year-end pizza party.


Nadine memorized our "short story" version of the entire book of Ruth. We are so proud of her!


Jensen loves a party and convinced everyone to play a game of Limbo with her!



June 18 - Pizza Party with Ocean View Bible Study Friends

We have really enjoyed our weekly Discovery Bible Study with friends from Ocean View. They have become like family to us!

Lovers of soccer, these boys were good sports to throw the football around with Karl.


Julie and her Ocean View BFF's!


Karl and Charlize. We love these kids!



June 11 - Sisterhood Contest Winners

Claudine and Elriza won a trip to the "Waterfront" - including lunch and dessert, as they were the first to pay off their Sisterhood Job Skills class fees. Note: Many of the students paid their fees with a micro-loan to start a mini business.

As I walked with my friends through the Waterfront, I beamed with pride and gratitude!

Elriza and Claudine, graduates of Sisterhood of Success, are proud to share their testimony of how God has transformed them from tik addicts (Crystal Meth addicts) wrapped up in the cycle of Jesus followers who are changing their community!


June 7 – Sewing Business Brainstorming

Kate and Julie are brainstorming about ways to employ disadvantaged women in a business that produces cool hand bags, aprons, computer covers and bedding.


Kate has some great ideas for using South African textiles to start a business
that combines modern African prints with hip home products.


Don't you love this South African fabric?


June 4 - Camp for At-Risk Girls

The current CPx class did a camp for Ocean Views most at-risk girls and invited us to assist. It was incredible! 10 girls attended the camp and each had a one-on-one mentor.

We shared God's destiny for their lives and prayed for each girl throughout the weekend! We...

  • played fun games,
  • pampered the girls with facials and pedicures,
  • spoke to them about the realities of drugs and sex,
  • offered a dance class,
  • provided jewellery making lessons,
  • mentored each girl individually,
  • and built some amazing relationships.

Karl helped with ice-breaker games.


Julie was a one-on-one mentor.


Jensen joined in for their dance lesson!



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