World Race Team spread love, joy in Bay

2015-11-11 06:01
Kathryn Root, a member of the World Race Team, showed Luphawu Nyala (6 months) some love at the Green Apple daycare centre in KwaZakhele.

Kathryn Root, a member of the World Race Team, showed Luphawu Nyala (6 months) some love at the Green Apple daycare centre in KwaZakhele. (WERNER HILLS)

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THEY journey through eleven countries in eleven months and this month South Africa is their pitstop. Meg Brookes, from Philadelphia in the USA, and her six fellow travellers of the World Race Team are visiting the Bay this November to spread love and joy to those in need of it.

These travellers feed the homeless,

build ties with the blind and make sure children here know that they are loved

“It’s really a mission trip,” Brookes said.

“We travel the world to preach the Gospel to old and young, but at the end we are the people who learn from this lesson. In the Bay we learned: Homeless share their little food with each other; the blind laugh as if they can see the world perfectly, and children show love for stranger and friend shamelessly.”

According to Brookes, they have merged with a charity organisation in every country and so carried out their mission work.

For their month-long pitstop in Port Elizabeth, they work under the auspices of Love Story, a non-profit organization caring for children and the homeless.

The group visited the Green Apple daycare centre in KwaZakhele on Thursday.

Here the kids showed the travellers how to wiggle their bottoms to the beat of African music and how one should perform the Bible story of Daniel in the lion’s den.

This daycare centre, where 160 children learn, eat and play daily, is managed by Jesse Nkohla from her home.

“I think it’s good that the team popped in by us so that the children can learn that there is more to the world than the township. I myself would not move away from here because my heart lies with the children of KwaZakhele, but hopefully there are seeds planted that will help broaden their horizons,” she said.

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