Hope House

Every Friday afternoon, we get to go to Hope House, an orphanage in Harrismith.  We’ve gone twice already and we have all already taken a ton of great photos of the kids!  The kids range in age from infant to about 14.    They are adorable and have already stolen my heart!  Don’t be surprised if I come home with a few 😉  I am so thankful that we are able to spend time with the kids and develop relationships with them throughout this next year.  I am excited to see the ways that the kids will grow and change this next year!  This month we’re going over the “rules.”  They include: Listen, Speak Truth, Respect, Keep your hands to yourself, and Share.   I’m part of the Hope House planning team so if you have any great kids games let me know!  Here are some of the kids: 

cuteSo cute 🙂

telephoneThe older kids playing telephone


Ke a o Rata (I love you)

A few weeks ago we went on our first tour of Qwa Qwa. One of the stops was to meet the Leadership Summit coaches (check out this website to read more about them: http://www.thriveafrica.org/about/leadership-summit/) . Everyone was really sweet, friendly and excited to have us there! One of the ladies even game me my Sesotho name: Lerato. The name means “love.” Fitting, don’t you think? I thought so considering my blog name means “with love” and I even have flip flops with the word “love” on them. ☺