Sarah Renee Henry does it again! Thank you very much for the stunning clips of West Chester University’s Honors Mission Vision Tour to SA in May of 2016!
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DID YOU KNOW CAPE TOWN HAS A BIG 6?
Discover the best view of the Cape from the legendary *Table Mountain, experience a unique shopping and entertainment environment at the *V&A Waterfront, visit the city’s most celebrated *Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, bask in the tradition of the historic *Constantia Vineyards, visit the symbol of freedom with a tour of *Robben Island and experience the dramatic scenery at *Cape Point, the south western most tip of Africa. Six unforgettable experiences – all in one destination. Please watch the video. More to follow…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6frn4zWmC9A&list=PLGhq7cfVLIkmTohu_4-qBmHsOfcHd40X9&index=13
Today is the 21st celebrations of our South African Freedom. It is with with mixed feelings that I sat down to reflect on the years since the end of apartheid. I remind myself that we live in an imperfect world; that South Africa is a young democracy; that each and every one of us has something to offer to build a better South Africa and a better world. Happy Freedom Day. May we experience something new in ourselves!
It is worthwhile to watch this video:
Hallo Mission Vision Troupers. We are halfway through the first month of January 2015! With the low oils prices traveling becomes cheaper – or so they say. It’s time to open your diary and start looking at your next trip to South Africa.
Check out this great blog with 25 Instagram photos that will convince you that South Africa is your next stop.
Read this great story!
In 1976, 65-year-old Stamatis Moraitis was diagnosed with lung cancer and given less than a year to live. After several doctors confirmed the diagnosis, Moraitis refused treatment and moved back to the Greek Island where he was raised to be buried with his ancestors. He reconnected with his faith walking to a tiny chapel near his home. His childhood friends began visiting and they talked for hours, sharing a bottle or two of wine. Moraitis planted vegetables in a small garden even though he thought he wouldn’t be around to harvest them. In the evening, he walked to the local tavern to play dominoes with his friends. Decades later, on a trip to visit his children in the U.S., he tried to return to his doctors to see why he was still alive. “My doctors were all dead,” he said. Moraitis passed away at the age of 102, 36 years after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.
Mission Vision Tours have facilitate the West Chester University’s tours to South Africa over the past 12 years. They started a program called “Aid to South Africa”. The 8th Annual Aid to South Africa Fair raised over $12,000 for AIDS and Hunger Awareness. (2013 — 73 photos). **Congratulations** with your effort guys! You have put in a lot of hard work and creativity! Please visit their Facebook page for news and photos. https://www.facebook.com/aidtosouthafrica
I had the opportunity to tour with Deon in 2003. The experience was life changing. Deon introduced us to a number of opportunities to support local efforts, as well as, introducing us to the magnificence of the South African countryside and culture. We chose to support a student at Nederburg School in Paarl. Our family all got involved, and we continue to be in contact, and assist him, as he continues to try and find work as a young adult. Last year, on a return trip to SA, my son and I were able meet and talk with our student–a very powerful experience. We are thankful to Deon for creating this opportunity of hope for our family and for a young man in Paarl.
“then call me crazy…” – watch and be moved to help bring change!