After several days of hard work, the SCN volunteers have completed painting the exterior of the church in Ntjlanthe, Botswana. This was phase two of their volunteer work, as they also completed painting the interior as well.

The local women, who at first greeted the foreigners with slight uncertainty, were soon empowered and inspired by the group. On the last day they happily joined in on the painting project grabbing a paint brush or roller; what they previously saw as work for men only became something they could accomplish themselves with help from their new friends. A big thank you to the people of Botswana for welcoming our volunteers and also for the Sisters here who have been such gracious hostesses!