Hope for kids project Sir Lowry's Pass

On the 10th and again on the 24th of this month (May 2013) we started a bi-weekly program, called “Hope for Kids” for the children of the Sir Lowry’s Pass village. The aim of the program is to bring the children into a personal relationship with Jesus, helping them realize their identity in Christ, and to be able to turn around and likewise reach out to others. The teaching is done through fun games, arts and crafts, memorizing scriptures, etc. We also make some nice food and treats available for the children as they all come from needy families. Following are some pictures taken at the event: # 1 On the 10th we had about 50 children, but by the time the 24th arrived we had approx. 200, showing that the need is great and the “harvest truly is ready”. # 2: Gerda and Philip helping the children learn John 3:16—which Philip was also challenged to repeat in Afrikaans to the great amusement of all! # 3 & 4: The program includes lots of fun indoor and outdoor games, which the children love and readily participate in, and each games instil a Bible verse in their hearts. # 5: The kids enjoying a snack after lots of fun and active games!

Would you like to help? We need you!
With the big influx of children we need more Afrikaans speaking people to help, so if you are available Friday afternoon twice a month from 3:30-5 pm please let us know. Presently the program is on every other week as there are not enough people able to commit weekly. If you are not able to come personally you can also help via your contributions: We need pre-sliced bread, approx. 20 loaves. We also need peanut butter and jam, or mayonnaise and grated cheese (we are presently alternating between the 2. If you would like to donate something different to spread on the bread, that will also be fine.—We have the cheese, but would need 3 kg mayonnaise. We also serve a piece of fruit (200 approx.) as well as either water or juice. We also like to give a small contribution of R 50 to the kitchen volunteers and our “janitor” for their labours of love (4-5 people each time, petrol for the generator, etc. Thank you!

April News 2013

APRIL NEWS (from our news letter)

Dear friends and partners.
We want to start by thanking the Lord, and all of you, for another fruitful month of ministering to the poor. In spite of the world’s poor economic state, the poor are still being fed and clothed. Jesus said: "Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knows that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you". (Matthew 6: 31-33) God’s Word stands and shall never pass away in spite of world conditions! Jesus also said: Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. (Luke 6:38). We are praying that all of you are being blessed and prosperous as you continue pouring out! 

: Many thanks to Rite Cuts for the weekly donations of meat. 

: Hot nutritious meals are being served daily at the soup kitchen.
The Lord’s abundant supply of cheese  (thanks to our fellow missionaries)

We helped Joyce, (who runs the soup kitchen) start a successful baking project to raise support for the kitchen (the cookies are crunchy and delicious!)  

Emily's Day Care

Mila's Angel's Day Care.

: Thanks to dear Junho (who has stayed with us for the past month, and now is preparing to leave for Germany to further his studies there), all 4 day-care centres received a generous supply of fresh fruits and veggies
 Each of the day-care centres also received a generous amount of cheese

They also received supplies from Dis-Chem; eggs and other food stuff . On the 27th the soup kitchen had a special event on the behalf of abused women. Dis-Chem supplies were used as prizes and presents

Our last “Farewell” 

Our last “Farewell” dinner in Pretoria with our precious family, and friends, before our daughter and family move to the States the 1st of May. We spend a week with them, enjoying our time together till we meet again! We will miss them!