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Sunday, July 18, 2010

An Old Geyser

Frequently we get asked about what we actually do in South Africa.

The answer to that question is extremely varied and changes almost daily based on what is going on at the moment.  Often times part of our job revolves around preparing for, and hosting visiting teams.

This week Jeff and Abby (engageafrica.com), who also live and work on the Lighthouse Shelter property, are hosting a team of highschoolers from Wisconsin.  

The team's first night here we found out that the geyser (hot water heater, pictured above) in the dorm was broken.  They had to take cold showers after 3 days of travel, not a very friendly welcome.

So my Saturday was spent replacing the old geyser with a new one.  It wasn't necessarily what I had planned for the day, but that pretty much describes every day here.

We just take life as it comes.  Sometimes it's a broken geyser, sometimes it's a sick baby going to the doctor, sometimes it's receiving donations.  One thing is for sure, it's rarely quiet and boring here.


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