It is perhaps the first time ever that I start a blog post with the bitter taste of irritation in my mouth. Ewald, my friend, now I understand more what you so often have to endure.
The function itself was a huge success. We had a big turnout and the people enjoyed the evening and especially the music of Duptique. The sight of all those people giving Isak and Derek a standing ovation at the end was the highlight of the evening.
My personal fundraising for the Magrietjies: I have to stress the point again. Every single cent donated to the Magrietjies will go to the Magrietjies.
COMPETITION: The manufacturer donated another five of these bags exlusively made for the fundraising. It is a high quality bag with an ugly face on the one side. Make an offer for a bag. The five highest bidders will each receive a bag. Closing date for the offers: 30 November 2013. You can send me an email to lodie at naboom2germany.co.za, or on the blog directly.
Name of account holder: FSA Youth Exchange
Bank: First National Bank
Account number: 620 0972 3950 (Savings)
Branch Code: 260 348
I left my carema at home. Anneke Pienaar took the photographs above. It is much appreciated Anneke!
A sad time always. Time to say goodbye. To Eeton and Suzette from Kenhardt, Charlene and Andrew Moss from East London, Tanja Fischer from Bloemfontein, Estelle and Hannalize from Welkom, Ronelle, Chris and Anton from Ventersdorp, Magda and Marinus Blankestijn from Bothaville.
Why was I so upset in the beginning?
On Saturday night after the function so many people stayed behind to help clean up the church hall. I was impressed with the enthusiasm with which everything was done. On Sunday morning one of the elders mentioned to Jakkie how clean everything was.
This morning she received a call from a lady from the church, complaining that we left the church hall in a pigsty condition back.
No 1: It was not true.
No 2: Is that the tone that believers should use to each other to address problems?
No 3: I hate threats like “We will seriously reconsider before helping you again.”
In love I ask I now the NG Kerk Naboomspruit to match the amount raised for the Magrietjies. What a positive message that would be to a cold world that charity in Naboomspruit is well and alive.