Carl

Ironmen

It’s our first pool training day, and I’m buzzing with excitement.  Eleven teenage Bhekulwandle boys are about to swim for the first time.  Ryan, one of their mentors, and I are going to teach them!  My imagination leaps ahead a few months. In March, 2013, we’ll cross the finish line of the Mudman Triathlon together, and this undertaking will be the makings of an inspirational story – who knows, maybe even a movie? The newspaper reporter is here, and she takes our first picture beside the pool and writes a few quotes in her notebook.  A brief moment later we’re in the water – where amidst the gasping and floundering I’m just relieved we took the photo already. This is going to be way tougher than I thought.

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Youth Speaker

Last weekend, Mish and I were guest speakers at our church’s youth camp. It’s been a long time since I spoke to a group of teens, but what felt even more unusual was to talk about something other than our work at Seed of Hope, which has been my most frequent speaking topic for the last few years!

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