On Sunday 4 December 2016, the youth of Tafelsig Bishop Area went on a mission trip.
Their first stop was at the Hermanus Lagoon, where the sights of the ocean and gardens were appreciated. Thereafter, the youth attended the divine service at Gansbaai Congregation. As basis for this service, the Bible word was from Deuteronomy 18:15. Bishop VD Fisher also called Shepherd T. Berggren to serve alongside. The service ended on a high note, with Christmas hymns and carols to get everyone into the festive mood.
The service was also attended by visitors from Retreat and the New Apostolic Bikers Association, with bikers from all over Cape Town, as well as two bikers from Germany.
After the divine service, the TBA youth made their way to Bredasdorp. There they visited and sang for residents of the Bredasdorp Safehouse. The Safehouse offers immediate trauma counselling to all women, age 18 and older who are victims of abuse and domestic violence.
Thereafter, they were welcomed by Assistant Nurse Anna Marie Kaptein and the seniors at “Ons Huis” – home for the elderly. The seniors were very happy with their Christmas hats and snacks, provided by the TBA youth. Their joy was visible by the way they were laughing, clapping hands and singing along to “Feliz Navidad”.
The day ended at the Southern Tip of Africa, where the youth could play touch rugby and swim in the beautiful blue waters of Struisbaai with the longest (14 km) uninterrupted white sand beach in the Southern Hemisphere. All the youth enjoyed the day thoroughly and most have reported that the best part was being together.