The Gap–Bridged. At Last!

After six months of hard work shoveling sand, pouring concrete, drilling, hauling and placing cables, cutting planks, teams of volunteers and engineers flying in to assist, and finally–fastening everything in place–the bridge project was completed in November. And it is beautiful to see!

aerial view


On November 20th, we held the opening ceremony. Community members, students from the school, visitors from South Africa and even the U.K., and local dignitaries and government officials joined us for the joyous celebration.
P1020333 Bridge ribbon cutting

Allan Luus, CEO of Mercy Air and one of the chief engineers on the project was with us as well. Before the first official crossing, he shared a greeting and spoke to the community about the importance of protecting and maintaining the bridge so it would serve them and school children for many years to come.

Bridge 2

And then amid much singing and dancing, everyone marched over to the far side and back again.


P1020396 Bridge opening and crossing

The completion of the bridge, and the focus of our opening celebration, were testimony to God’s faithfulness throughout this entire project. Through the difficulty of losing children to crocodile attacks, God wove hearts together from around the world to bring this life changing reality to fruition. We wish to express our sincere thanks to Him, and to all who joined hands with us to make this happen!