Mission Year

by Timon Köbele, February 1, 2011 

Hi, my name is Timon Köbele, 21 years, and I come from Hessisch Oldendorf, a small town in Germany, far away, but oddly in the same time zone as South Africa. I finished school after 13 years and served an apprenticeship as an industrial merchant in a snack company for two years. After completing this I worked in the same company in the marketing department.

I decided that I wanted to go to South Africa for one year to do a social year for God by helping other people. God was so generous to me the last time! I also want to improve my English, (so please help me!) and to gain new experiences.

After searching the internet for suitable volunteer work, I arrived at this wonderful orphanage in Empangeni. Now I'm a volunteer working and staying at Ikhaya.

My jobs are different each day: driving (I have had to get used to the driving on the left), office and internet work, gardening, building jobs, caring for the kids and all the other jobs left over! I like my jobs!

My hobbies are mountain biking, swimming, taking photos, visiting foreign places, meeting friends and more.

I hope this year will change my life!