Country Club Christian Church visit to South Africa

In March, a group from Country Club Christian Church, Kansas City, Missouri, visited our missionary partners, Jon and Dawn Barnes, in South Africa.  During their 2-week trip, they were able to visit various projects.  The trip began with a work project in New London, at the Samaritan Center, a hospice care facility for persons with HIV/AIDS.

In March, a group from Country Club Christian Church, Kansas City, Missouri, visited our missionary partners, Jon and Dawn Barnes, in South Africa.  During their 2-week trip, they were able to visit various projects.  The trip began with a work project in New London, at the Samaritan Center, a hospice care facility for persons with HIV/AIDS.

{mosimage}The group then traveled to the town of Tsomo in Transkei.  This visit included a home-stay and visits to the "chicken project."  Jon and Dawn Barnes, Global Ministries, and the Country Club Christian Church have worked together to partner with this community on economic development.  Here community members run their own business - a chicken project. 

Next was a visit to the Intliziyo Project in Queenstown, where some of the group members had visited in 2005.   At that time the project was in its infancy.  It has grown with each year and has evolved so that they may better meet the needs of those persons who turn to them for help. 

{mosimage}The group also spent half a day with the almost 650 students of the Netwon Phillipton Primary School in Fort Beaufort.  They had brought bookmarks from children in Kansas City, and worked with the South African children to make bookmarks to take back to the Kansas City children.

Finally, the group made a visit to the Cape of Good Hope and a trip to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners had been held from 1960 - 1991.

{mosimage}For additional information on the group's adventure, read their blog at:

 Country Club Christian Church: Love Pays Attention
 Country Club Christian Church South Africa Trip Blog

 

 

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