Our Continued Connection
Even though our Christian Mission Teams to Africa return from weeks of service, our influence in Africa does not subside. Life over in South Africa continues and thankfully our impact continues as well.
We periodically receive updates from BUSHVELD MISSION and THE FOLD, the Children's Homes we serve with, and WELGEVONDEN PRIVATE RESERVE, the Private Reserve the teams stay and work on. This helps to strengthen our continued connection.
This global communication helps all of us see the lasting difference we are making to help the people and the environment in South Africa.
We post updates as they are received.
Fledge was able to share with over 200 students and adults about Africa at the National Student Conference hosted by the Association of College Ministries (left).
One of the students that heard this message gathered enough funds to send to Bushveld Mission to provide a Christmas meal and supplies for the families there! (right)
Son Safaris mission teams have continued to help the Reserve with their predator boma (enclosure). The black tarp is placed for the new lions not to associate food with vehicles or people during feeding times.
This time we were privileged to see two females as they settled for relocation onto the Reserve.
The lions will stay in the boma for a few weeks and undergo DNA tests and health tests before being safely released onto the Reserve.
Left: The Rhino War in Africa continues.
The Reserve we partner with has Anti-Poaching, Security, and Fire Fighting crews. To assist the Reserve personnel with their efforts our supporters helped pay for and deliver 63 Hydration Packs.
Right: We received pictures and video of these packs being used.
Thank you for your support!
Left: Our Team helped reinforce the fence for a Predator Boma (enclosure). Animals are placed here for research and/or relocation on or off the Reserve
Right: The video sent from the Conservation Officer two weeks after the Team left showing a beautiful male lion placed safely inside the Boma.
January 25, 2015
AMOS is off to School!!!!
Left: November 2014 Team Bruce Brown is captured walking 3 year old Amos to Lunch.
Right: January 2015 Amos is ready for his first day of school
Amos is the Children's Home's youngest child.
They continue to provide a way for kids to receive an education through a safe place to live, clean running water, 3 meals a day and school tuitions
February 25, 2015
Left: November 2014 Team carries a 'few' rocks to help fill in a massive hole.
Right: Conservation Officer Sam Phillips shares a video of the hole during the rainy season.
The hole not only presents a hazard for soil erosion, but when unsuspecting vehicles roll through overflowing water it can be a safety hazard if unaware the hole exists.
December 30, 2014
THE GATE IS UP!!!
Left: November 2014 Team before the gate and fence are put up.
Right: The new security gate is up.
New Government regulations stipulated that the Home needed additional security. The November 2014 Team helped the Children's Home put up a new security gate.