NL July Specials! 2023

Dear Ones,Welcome once again to our “latest news.” This was a month packed with special events! We had Mandela Day; the 13th year birthday celebration for our church; 3 days outreach event in Sir Lowry’s Pass, and weekly outreach in Nomzamo. NEWSLETTER CONTENT:Mandela Day and outreach in NomzamoS.A. HarvestersHelping Hand & Milk        Weet-BixShoppingPizza-bases/BreadGracelifeThree Days Outreach Sir Lowry’s PassClassroom Renovation at Emily's Play SchoolLifeGroups MANDELA DAY AND OUTREACH IN NOMZAMO:We celebrated Mandela Day in Nomzamo where we helped prepare a nutritious and delicious meal for 400 people. The children also received chocolate bars and the adults got nartjies. Before the meal was served we ministered to those waiting for the food, and many received Jesus as their Lord and Savior!S.A.HARVESTER:We are very thankful to S.A.Harvester and for our partnership with the Lions’. Many kitchends as well as individual families are being greatly helped through the weekly supplies collected.As usual we first deliver to the Lions’ clubhouse and then the kitchens. One of the kitchens in Sir Lowry’s Pass aims, as much as possible, to share with 3-4 other kitchens in their vicinity, as fresh produce  is hard for all of them to come by. BRIGHT STARS KITCHEN NOMZAMO:ANGELS' KITCHEN SIR LOWRY'S PASS:HELPING HAND:We thank Helping Hand for their generosity towards our charity projects. Here we are collecting some cooking oil, toilet paper, flour, etc.MILK:We are also very thjankful for the monthly donation of 100 liters of milk distributed in Nomzamo and Sir Lowry’s Pass. WEET-BIX:This month we received 14 large boxes (16+ kg each) of Weet-Bix. This was distributed to Educational Childhood Centers, and kitchens that serve breakfast, as well as the Lions’ who supply weekly food parcels for needy families.  Again we are very thankful to all who make our ministry possible.BRIGHT STARS, NOMZAMO:EMILY'S PLAY SCHOOL, SIR LOWRY'S PASS:JOYCE'S SOUP KITCHEN, SIR LOWRY'S PASS: SHOPPINGHere we are shopping for Bright Stars kitchen in Nomzamo, and Angels’ kitchen in Sir Lowry’s Pass. Thank you for you assistance. RIGHT STARS KITCHEN, NOMZAMO;ANGELS' KITCHEN, SIR LOWRY'S PASS:PIZZA-BASES AND BREAD DISTRIBUTION:We thank Lions for the weekly contribution of pizza-bases and bread. This is distributed to several kitchens in Sir Lowry’s Pass and Nomzamo.  Jesus said to pray, “Lord, give us this day our daily bread.” We thank the Lord for His provision and compassion, and for the many kitchens geared to feeding and ministering to the needy. Due to their labors of love many are greatly helped. Seen here are various kitchen in Sir Lowry's Pass and the one in Nomzamo. GRACELIFE:Here, I, Rita, am teaching from Ephesians 4 on the importance of the unity of the faith in the body of Christ!  GRACELFE'S 13TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION:We celebrated the 13th year of when Gracelife was first started here in South Africa. It has since grown both nationally and internationally to 6 campuses. Below is a photo of our congregation that was present to celebrate with us Many (more than we can show here) also came forward to testify of how their lives have been truly transformed, and how they have found new life by getting to know Jesus and the truth of His Word. Love conquers all!The Lord supplied bountifully for us to celebrate: there were vetkoek, muffins, nartjies , chocolate bars and coffee and tea, juice etc. In the morning, for all the early bird,s there were also hot drinks and bread and jam! We thank the Lord for His steadfast love and generosity!  SIR LOWRY'S PASS  3-DAY OUTRACH:Gracelife held a 3-day outreach in Sir Lowry’s Pass, During these events 38 young people received the Lord.On the last Day, Friday, I was able to join the event in the community hall. There  was worship time, games, group discussion, etc.We were not allowed to take pictures during the event, but below is a small glimpse of some of our volunteers, of which there were 16 in all.Some of our volunteers traveled far to come and offer their services . It is a blessing to be part of a selfless community eager to serve and give of themselves! At the end of the event hot dog rolls, juice and chocolate bars were served.We want to thank each of you, our partners for enabling us to be a help and blessing.CASSROOM RENOVATION AT EMILY'S PLAY SCHOOL:One day, when stepping into one of the classrooms at Emily’s Play School, my foot went right through the floor all the way past my ankle before reaching the ground. Thankfully Ready-Mix generously offered to free of charge come and fill the empty space from the ground to the floor level. We then, with the help and generosity of you, our partners, were able to buy sand and cement with which to finish the floor. Once that is done we might also get some floor paint...But for now we are looking forward to the floor being finalized first. And the kids are looking forward to being able to soon use their classroom again! LIFE-GOUPS:Nomzamo LifeGroup: During the school holidays Cari and Zoleka joined us every Monday for the morning classes and reaching out to the people coming for food around noon. We would start ministering to them about an hour before the food was served.Many have received the Lord and we are presently looking for a venue conveniently located where we can start holding Bible study groups . Many have expressed a desire to learn more. Please join us in prayer for such a venue. Thank you!We are also happy to report that the Lord has added more people to our study group in Gordon’s Bay. And we are carrying on with our early Thursday morning classes as well. And there are more groups on the horizon! In closing we would like to thank each and everyone of you who is partnering with our ministry in some way. More and more we are realizing the strength and fruitfulness of working together as a team. Together we are bringing  hope, love and a better quality of life to many. Thank you for your part on the team. Much love and appreciation, Philip and Rita CONTACT DETAILS!Antonios Michalitsis, FNB, Branch: 200912 Account no. : 62633037082Rita Olsen, Nedbank, Branch Code: 114145  Account no.: 1043639810PayPal:            For those of you that are abroad and would like to contribute, please be aware that besides PayPal, there is also the SEPA option as we have an account in Europe:Rita OlsenDanske BankBranch: 1551Account: 3719943470IBAN DK28 3000 3719 9434 70SWIFT: DABADKKKIf you are new to our work and want to partner with us monthly, we invite you to contact us for further details. We look forward to hearing from you.