Elim is a Moravian village in the Overberg, South Africa.
(See also previous posting)
It took Emile Richter the past years a lot of work and passion to restore the old watermill and he is clearly proud of it. His wish is it to use the mill again for milling wheat grains into flour as it was originally designated for.
Roofs in the main road are re-tatched, there is a very affordable B&B, roads to, from and in Elim are upgraded, a restaurant opened and there is even a kind of internet cafe plus a wine cellar. But the watermill, the original heart of this small town, is the attraction for the history minded visitor.
In small communities with families living there for generations, the church is the reflection of village life.
Elim in South Africa is a typical Moravian Mission Town and the windows of the church reflect very nicely the changes this village (population: plus-minus 2500) momentarily undergoes.
The next posting will show more of Elim.