The Amazing Month of April 2022

 


Dear Ones,          

We trust that you have all celebrated a beautiful and meaningful Easter, one of the most important holidays as we remember the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Had He not risen neither would we! —

EASTER:


We had planned to celebrate with an outdoor picnic, but it happened to rain and so our team quickly improvised and spread out blankets on the floor inside and set out a few chairs. Everybody who was able contributed some food and and at the end of the celebration Easter Eggs were handed out to all the children that attended.

Our sweet ladies served out a plate of hot food accompanied by the traditional hot cross bun and a great time was had by all!

GRACELIFE:

On a different day Philip delivered a powerful message on the five-fold ministry and why we need the church and can’t do the job alone, one of the reasons we all need to be part of the local church!

We have some very inspiring spirit-filled times of untied worship!
 


EASTER EGGS:
AT CHURCH:


AT A SOUP KITCHEN:

AT ECD (Early Childhood Development) CENTERS:

TOM'S LITTLE ANGELS:

EMILY'S PLAY SCHOOL:


WEET-BIX:

14 large boxes of Weet-Bix (as seen here) were distributed in Nomzamo and Sir Lowry’s Pass! Praise the Lord!
NOMZAMO:


MILK:

This month 100 liters of milk was distributed between Nomzamo (seen here) and Sir Lowry’s Pass.

SUPPLIES:
ANGELS' KITCHEN AND EASTER:

 Seen above is Philip shopping soup bones for the Angels’ Soup Kitchen and other supplies for the Easter meal celebration in Sir Lowry’s Pass. Philip cooked a nice one-pot meal!

Seen above are some of the supplies donated to Angels’ Soup Kitchen in Sir Lowry’s Pass.
 
In the pot are 10 liters of milk! (100 were distributed in all).

BREAD AND PIZZA-BASES:

JOYCE'S KITCHEN:

We are extremely thankful for the many loads of bread and pizza-bases distributed monthly—sometimes several a week between Nomzamo and Sir Lowry’s Pass. Innumerable people are being fed and encouraged!

ELSIE'S KITCHEN SIR LOWRY'S PASS:

Innumerable people are greatly helped by the  generous donation of bread and pizza-bases donated by the Lions weekly-and sometimes several loads a week. Still some kitchens are taking
turns receiving!

MILA'S KITCHEN SIR LOWRY'S PASS:

This is one of the kitchen that gets a weekly delivery of pizza bases/bread!
 

One of our Soup Mothers (the one that also run the 'Angels' Kitchen') heard of a “remote” neglected area in Sir Lowry’s Pass. So she got a hold of a wheelbarrow and loaded her hot pot of soup and pizza bases and went and saw to it that the little ones were fed that day. By the way she is keeping this up on a regular basis). We are very proud of her and others like her who serve the community very faithfully and selflessly.
 
FOOD HAMPER:

The family seen here is one of the poorest that we know of. So for Eater the Lord laid it on our hearts to bless them with a nice big food hamper. We are also seeking ways for them to be self-sustaining.
 
BRIGHT STARS:
 


Seen in the photos above is the food shopping we did this month. The need is great and although the lock-down is over people are still struggling and very dependent on help.
 
WOOLWORTHS:

At the very beginning of the month and then again at the end we received two extraordinary big loads of food from Woolworth’s for which we are very thankful. This all goes to assist Joyce’ Kitchen in Sir Lowry’s Pass! We assist Joyce in collecting once a week, however, she now receives from different outlets six times a week. Praise the Lord for that as it mainly consists of fresh produce which is very needed.

GRACELIFE--SPECIAL EVENTS:
FREEDOM CONFERENCE:

FREEDOM CONFERENCE: On Freedom Day we attended a conference led by Shayne and Marna (our lead pastors), reminding us our true freedom in Christ and to always bear in mind our union with Him.

LEADERSHIP MEETING:

LEADERSHIP MEETING: A few days later we had a leadership meeting where we were challenged to hear from the Lord for each other and the general direction of the church!
 
OUTREACH IN SIR LOWRY'S PASS:

OUTREACH: A team from the States visited us and we had a big united effort to reach the unreached in Sir Lowry’s Pass. At the end we gathered together again to share testimonies and victories won!
 
LADIES' HIGH TEA:

HIGH TEA: After the morning outreach we had an afternoon ladies High Tea. We had several guest speakers and some ladies told us the day after how blessed they were to have attend.

RONDEBOSCH:

RONDEBOSCH: One of the newest Gracelife campuses was opened in Rondebosch and we met there with the team from abroad on their last night here. They each shared testimonies of how their lives have been impacted by the gospel as well as valuable lessons learned. Before closing we had a time of prayer where anyone needing prayer for  healing or whatever was invited to come up for prayer!

All of the events mentioned here: The Freedom Conference, the Leadership Meeting, the SLP Outreach, the Ladies High Tea, the service in Rondebosch, etc. were arranged by our lead pastor Shayne and team. We also had a team of guests visiting  from the Jesus’ Church in the States and so tried to get as much time with them as possible, mainly receiving a lot of input and  wonderful fellowship!

PS: Time and space fails us to mention all that was done this month. Souls were led to the Lord, LifeGroups (Bible studies) were held, prayers for needy individuals, counseling etc. took place as well.
ALL of this is made possible through your faithful partnership! We (Philip and I) are not doing this work alone, but through an amazing network of selfless. loving and caring individuals such as yourselves, our precious partners, spiritual leaders, friends, and prayer warriors, etc.  Thank you so much for making it all possible!

 IN CLOSING:

We would like to honor the Lord as we look at all that has been  accomplished and all that we were blessed to partake of this month. A truly fruitful life for a tree is only possible if there first is a strong root system. So likewise with us in our walk with the Lord. In Ephesians 3:17 the apostle Paul is praying that we will be rooted and grounded in love. 1John 4:8 tells us that God is love, and John 1:14 tells us that the Word was made flesh and that He (Jesus) dwelt among us. In other word to be rooted in love is to be rooted in the Word, which is Jesus. In  other words we need to know what Jesus taught and we need to know whom we have believed.
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Jeremiah 9:23-324 NKJV says, “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,
Let not the mighty man glory in his might, Nor let the rich man glory in his riches; 24 But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the Lord, exercising loving-kindness, [a]judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the Lord.
 
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March! Month of miracles and amazing blessings!

 




                              Dear Ones,
We are honored and very grateful for your partnership which is causing us to bear fruit for the Kingdom of God. We are seeing many lives transformed, and others are greatly encouraged, as they are seeing that the Lord is indeed sending people their way to show them His love and care.
 
OUTREACH:

We recently had a big outreach team in Sir Lowry’s Pass going to some of the poorest backstreet areas where the housing is little more than a wooden shack.  We spent a couple of hours and somewhere between 30-50 people received the Lord.
 

For those that did not have a church to go to we invited them to join us every Sunday. For others, we simply encouraged them to continue to grow in their relationship with the Lord and to remember that it is not what we can do for Him, but it’s all about what He has already done for us!


We had an amazing weekend as 4 young people from another campus join us in our efforts to reach everyone in Sir Lowry’s Pass. Not only were we more effective by having more feet on the ground, but working together like this was a great source of inspiration!


Many have heard of Jesus, but few truly understand how unconditionally loved they are by Him.
 

We try not to pass up any golden opportunities to preach the gospel. Here a group of children gathered around as we delivered milk to Nomzamo. We took this as an opportunity to explain the gospel to them and to lead them to the Lord!
 
LIFE-GROUPS:

Jesus not only said the preach to gospel, but to also make disciples of all nations. A disciple is a learner and here we are  trying to commit the things we have heard among many witnesses to them also.
 

Somebody recently started bringing along a group of young children to our evening LifeGroup in Sir Lowry’s Pass. Jesus said to let the children come unto Him and to not forbid them. We took the opportunity to lead them all to the Lord, and now try to stop in between to ensure that they catch at least some of what is being taught! They are all very well behaved and quite attentive. God bless them!
 


SUPPLIES:
Milk!

We collected and distributed 100 liters of milk in Nomzamo and Sir Lowry’s Pass.
Weet-Bix!
 

14 large boxes of Weet-Bix were likewise collected and delivered.

Tables, bedding, etc!

We cleared out our garage and brought folding and plastic tables, bedding, and supplies of various kinds.

Bread and Pizza Bases!

We are happy to be team working with the Lions’ Club in Gordon’s Bay and for their continued support.

Woolworth!

Woolworth has been supporting Joyce’s Kitchen for several years now and recently increased their help!

BRIGHT SIGHT:


The Bright Sight project run by the Lions has been instrumental in several needy individuals getting glasses. They were either going without of using broken frames and outdated prescriptions. Many are now applying for assistance and the waiting list is growing. Thankfully most,, if not all, will eventually be assisted!

SHOES:

Via the Lions we also receive a generous amount of brown school shoes. Since the students are now wearing black shoes only these were distributed among the poor and were greatly appreciated as they came just before the cold weather set in.




 

 
OTHER SOUP KITCHENS BENEFITING:
 
Besides the two kitchens already mentioned that are at lest another 5 kitchens as well as several ECD centers and a “Food Bank” being assisted regularly with pizza bases and/or sliced bread donated by the Lions (THANK YOU!) and collected and distributed by us.


HELPING HAND:

We are very thankful for our missionary friends "Helping Hand” who, whenever they have surplus supplies of something, call us to come and collect for our charity work. — Part of the supplies were donated for the kitchen/ ECD center in Nomzamo. Seen here!
 
And the rest was donated to the Angels’ Kitchen in Sir Lowry’s Pass.

Toilet paper was also distributed to various other places such as soup kitchens, EDC centers, and individual needy families.
 
FOOD SHOPPING:
Bright Stars Nomzamo!

Seen here is part of a monthly shopping for the “Bright Stars’ kitchen in Nomzamo.
 

This is the other part from the wholesaler. Also for the kitchen in Nomzamo.
 

This is part of the precious hardworking staff in Nomzamo that not only care for the children during the day, but also cook for + 300 people that come to the kitchen daily.


And seen here is one of the many bread/pizza bases delivery to the Nomzamo Bright Stars Kitchen!
 

The photo here, and below, show one of the daily feeding routines in Nomzamo.
 


Angels Kitchen Sir Lowry's Pass!

The supplies pictured here, and the ones below, are part of the monthly supplies for the Angels’ Kitchen in Sir Lowry’s Pass.


Seen here are some of the ladies that help with the daily cooking. Approx. 80 children are fed here.
 

One of their weekly pizza bases/bread deliveries.

Children starting to queue up outside the Angels’ Kitchen in sir Lowry’s Pass.
 

Here they are waiting patiently to be served.
 
AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST:

See here is part of the team that made a big united effort to reach the un-reached in Sir Lowry’s Pass. And there will soon be another untied effort to reach the community for Jesus.

Here I, Rita, am seen teaching  on “Tongues: The Key to Your Breakthrough!” And about the importance of stirring up our spiritual gifts We are equipped to win, but we must use what we have been given.

In closing we want to once again THANK each and everyone of you who is part of our ministry and enabling us to carry on the ministry. You are in our prayers, and if you have any specific prayer requests that we might be able to help with please do not hesitate to let us know.

With much love and appreciation,

Philip and Rita

 
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And if you are new to our work and would like to partner with us on a monthly basis or once off we invite you to please contact us for further details. We look forward to hearing from you.