Piketberg

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Entrance into Piketberg

I just loved this part of the trip. We went to the small town of Piketberg and met hundreds of young people who just wanted to be kids and enjoy life.

We started off by walking throughout the neighborhood just meeting the locals and inviting them to a children's day in the park. We must have gotten about 260 kids to come and have some fun. Along the way, we met all kinds of funny, interesting lively and mostly friendly children and their parents. there was the little boys who just love rugby and they wanted show me how to play. There were a group of kids who just wandered throughout the streets just looking for trouble, I think we were all these kinds of kids when we were younger.

I met Chris, he and his son Andrew were the heroes in the community.

Just me
Andrew would drive through the neighborhood one Saturday each month a pick up all the kids in his white truck. Now we Americans would be concerned if there were enough seatbelts etc for each of the kids, well, not there. I think we counted at least 31 kids piling out of the back of his truck. Check out the video. There are some priceless memories stored deep in my heart, but I hope some of the photos begin to give you a glimps of what I saw and experienced.

I talked earlier about how the city was juxaposed. Some of these photos show that. The big Dutch Reform Church on the hill and the small half built roofless church down in the other part of town.

I really enjoyed all that I experienced and look forward to meeting these people again sometime soon.

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Entrance into Piketberg
Entrance into Piketberg
Just me
Just me
the flowers were just as beautiful…
the flowers were just as beautifu…
A garden next on the Dutch Reform …
A garden next on the Dutch Reform…
This kids are just so great
This kids are just so great
looking up at the bell that calls …
looking up at the bell that calls…
My little buddy, Jon
My little buddy, Jon
The church at the bottom of the hi…
The church at the bottom of the h…
Go ahead and tell me what it says.
Go ahead and tell me what it says.
Some of the ladies preparing food …
Some of the ladies preparing food…
More of my favorite people in this…
More of my favorite people in thi…
Having fun
Having fun
Wow
Wow
I front of the church at the top o…
I front of the church at the top …
Flowers in the foreground
Flowers in the foreground
Our tent meeting
Our tent meeting
Watch how many kids get out of th…
These kids will be future rugby s…
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