Travelling with Sylvester, the cock

Packing up Monday were a series of small jobs…figuring out how to repack  the pop up toilet, finding a box for Sylvester the cock who was a gift from Michael and Anny together with a big bag full of sweet potatoes. Finally we were bathed and packed and settled down for a wonderful breakfast of sweet pumpkin, eggs and bread which Anny had provided.
At the church the intercessors were waiting to greet us and sang a song which they had prepared ” The bible is my sword and with it I shall trample the devil under my feet”.
We picked up Theuns much later than the arranged time and then we were off to Jaco and Amber.
Previous nights we had sometimes felt like strangling the crowing Sylvester, but now travelling with us in a box,  Shené nurtured him with caps full of water.
In the dark it was difficult to decide which of the many new roads were the right one to the orphanage, so we were  thankful when Jako unexpectedly met us halfway.

As always, like many times before, this mission, which is aptly called Mission of Love, was like a haven where we restored our strength before tackling the long journey back.

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