What a fantastic day spent in South Africa. We started off the day with working in the Township. Today we worked at a day care in Delft. At first it was hard since we have such a large group of 25 and there was only originally around 10 children. We felt like way to big of a group to all be in the tiny room so we split up and half of us worked with the children at first while the other half just talked outside. Eventually more and more children got word of where we were so after awhile we had plenty of children. People were jumping roping, which I discovered I cannot jump rope at all but I was the champion of the limbo contest out of our group. After awhile the daycare caretaker asked me to hold this one year old boy who wouldn't stop fussing but I was able to calm him down and play with him and then he eventually fell asleep in my arms. We originally were supposed to leave at 12:30 but they said they were making lunch for us and we were told it was almost done. One thing you should know is that African time is very relaxed and casual, so about an hour later lunch was finally done and being served. Lunch was an awkward affair. They had a whole meal prepared for us of rice, curry, salad and fruit and we were told to eat while all the little kids just watched us. It was very uncomfortable because we could have easily gone home to eat or even out to eat and these kids who might not have anything to eat were told to not eat anything by the adults.
After our time in the township we had a three hour class about forgiveness, which was my favorite class and very inspirational. Everyone in my class including the teachers are so inspirational and knowledgeable. They are teaching me so much and have ideas and perspectives that are brand new to me and are allowing me to see the world in so many different lights. It really had me start to think about my last year and a half of school and how many different things I still want to learn. There is so much I don't know that I want to know and that I feel is my responsibility and duty to know but yet I have so little time to work with. The rest of my undergraduate career is going to be business and accounting focused which is necessary for my future career but also I can't help think that there is more important things to learn about.
Everyone on this trip is awesome. I am starting to know these people so well and it makes me extremely sad we are going to start going separate ways in less than a week. I feel so blessed and happy that I have had this opportunity and that I still have 5 days to experience this amazing country and spend time with the amazing people. Shout out to my roommate Madison who has been a great roomie and I am so sad that she goes to the Morris campus instead of the Twin Cities campus L
Tomorrow (Tuesday) we are spending the morning at Delft and then spending the afternoon and early evening on Table Mountain. I have talked with a lot of people who said this is there favorite part and I am extremely excited to experience it! Please pray and hope for clear weather tomorrow!