In mid-April, our Mission to the World team went to Cape Town, South Africa for an East and Southern Africa retreat. It was a wonderfully refreshing week. Being April in the southern hemisphere, autumn was on the way. We were in a valley west of Cape Town where there are many vineyards. It was great to see the ocean again. We were like kids at Disneyland when we got to the Johannesburg airport–there was a Subway sandwich shop, a real bookstore, toilet paper in the rest rooms, and Coke Zero in 1 liter plastic bottles! Needless to say, we found ourselves in a developed country. Oh, and we could use our credit cards and ATM cards–the swiping actually worked. Here are some photos of the beauty of the area.