Thursday, November 27, 2008

Walking with Giants!

Yes... that is a 4,000 Kilogram Adult male African Elephant I am "taking for a walk"- there is nothing quite as intimidating as having "Casper" on your heels!
"Casper" getting up from his morning brushing.
We had the opportunity this week to spend a morning at the Hazyview Elephant Sanctuary. I am not sure I will ever cease to be amazed at God's ability to create. In fact, I hope I never do. Spending the morning learning about and interacting with these massive creatures was truly an incredible experience.
Kim, Myself and Rick just hanging out under four tonnes of sheer power. Good thing he liked us!
Kim and Kitsol
We booked in for the whole package, so we got to assist the trainers in the early morning by brushing the elephants, and then joined the rest of our group for the feeding and walking with elephants program. I learned so much about elephants, and it is amazing how God thinks of every small detail!
sitting atop Casper you feel really really small
I love elephants, so this was a dream come true for me, and something I would definetly like to do again. There is something very moving about standing beside a four ton animal and interacting with it- we even got kisses from one of them!
Rick.. getting a kiss from Kitsol.
Our time here in South Africa is almost done, and we are happy to say we have accomplished pretty much everything we came down to do! The Bakkie is fixed (as much as one can fix an old beat up bakkie), supplies have been purchased and we all feel rested enough to get back into the crazyness of life in Mozambique. Please pray for safe travel and for a productive week of training next week with our pastors training school.
allways on the lookout for a good shot!
hows this for a parting shot??
God Bless, Rick and Heather

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