10 October 2021
Peals of laughter and happy screeches ricocheted off the walls as all the Hlanganani kids from Diepsloot, Cosmo City, and Lanseria “came together” to learn new games, dances, and have some good old fashioned FUN! The day started with a welcome and reminder that Hlanganani is focused on helping the children have a better life … a life filled with hope, joy, and knowing God’s love for them.
We then had some fast-paced, ice-breaker games that had all the kids laughing and unwinding. A team from Bokamoso Fitness Club joined us to teach the kids how to exercise in an enjoyable manner that included many dance moves … it’s a good thing our kids have great rhythm!
Then we were off to the pool … the cool water was no deterrent for these kids … they jumped right in and loved splashing about to their heart’s content! After all the pool fun, they were ready to enjoy some yummy hotdogs topped with tasty tomato chili sauce … so tasty! After their stomachs were satisfied, we split them into teams for a scavenger hunt, which accumulated in a lesson on Jesus being our ultimate treasure! It was fantastic to share the gospel with them and remind them of God’s love.
The day ended perfectly, with some beautiful and delicious cupcakes donated from Jessie’s Treats Bakery. We are so grateful for everyone who “got together” to make this day a wonderful, memorable day for the children of Hlanganani!