Friday, March 16, 2012

We made it to Swaziland!

Just thought I'd share a quick post from Africa! After 3 days of travel time (including 18 hours on airplanes about around 8 hours in cars/buses) we finally made it to the beautiful Kingdom of Swaziland.

Our first night in South Africa, we met up with Will & Tara Miller for dinner one night and breakfast the next. It was so much fun catching up with them. It's always great to run into friends in other countries... makes the world feel so much smaller!

Ms. Tina - this picture is for you! :)

It's good to be back in Africa after being away for so long. Back to the land of rooibos tea every morning,  big white smiles on beautiful brown faces,  red dirt trails to carepoints, bars on all the windows and doors, and siSwati ringing in my ears!

Don't worry Mom - I'm not in jail! These are on every door here! 

We're tired and struggling with some jet lag, but sooo happy to be here! We had a fun braai (Afrikaans for "grilled meat") tonight with some of our friends and tomorrow we are headed to Nsoko to get to work at our carepoint. We can't wait to see the kids and start setting up the library!

Be sure to "stay tuned" to our Sound of Hope blog, facebook page, and twitter account for updates. The internet can be kind of tricky here, but we're hoping to share as many pictures and videos as we can while we're in country! 

ps- We shared this fun video on facebook, but I realize all of you aren't facebook users. So, if you want to see our highlights from 2011 (in a fun, 90 second video) - check it out HERE.

pps - It's been raining here the last 2 days, and I cannot get this song out of my head! Fitting, huh?


  1. Yay, Ericka! Thanks for thinking of me! That means so much. Praying that the rest of your trip is filled with God's favor. I am so thankful to know the two of you!

  2. Okay, now it's going to be days (possibly weeks) before I get that song out of my head! :) Good thing I like it!