After Youth Week the six of us were almost alone on the campground. Just a few of the YfC staff have been around this week. Thursday (tomorrow) starts our leadership training and we are so glad to finally have a set schedule! The team members who will be trained are arriving Sunday night to begin classes on Monday.



The six of us were moved from our rooms yesterday because the staff was worried about Mel. She’s gotten over 30 bug bites in just  a week, some from mosquitoes, spiders and probably some ants. The four grown-ups packed up our two rooms and moved to two slightly larger rooms, which will give Alana and Isabel a lot more space to place inside. The rooms are on the other side of the same house we‘ve been staying in.

Before we thought we were moving, we planned on being in this same room for another full week. We all thought it would be best if we cleaned out our rooms and sprayed some bug spray to be safe. The guys even mopped the floors!
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We had all of our mattresses and pillows and comforters and rugs outside so that our rooms could get squeaky clean.
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Sunday night, a few more of the team leaders arrived! They are the leaders who will go with the international iThemba teams to Germany and Spain. This is our dining hall where we have all our meals together.
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The windows through which the monkeys watch with jealousy as we eat our food. Not joking. I didn’t have my camera for that time but there will be some monkey pictures soon.
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Another house on the camp ground. It’s an interesting round building with a thatch roof.
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Another view of the house. It's two separates places, with a door for the upstairs and a door for the down stairs. Some of the windows on the downstairs are ground-level,and snakes could get in if you leave the windows open. No thank you!
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Three bungalows. These are the only dormitories shaped like this on the grounds. They sleep four to six people each.
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A closer look at the bungalows.
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The tabernacle is where all the services were held during Youth Week. It was formerly known as the Afrodome. Not sure why.
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And these are The Stairs. The lovely, lovely stairs. 37 steps - I counted. We will become good friends with these stairs in the next couple of months. Our rooms are up the stairs and classes will be held in some of the multi-purpose rooms downstairs and our meals will probably be served in the cafeteria down here as well. At least my legs will be toned!
3/8/2011 18:22:34

nother house on the camp ground. It’s an interesting round building with a thatch roof.

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