mitch & char

mitch & char

Saturday, July 24

July's update from Mitch and Char

Well, the reality is setting in. We are weeks away from moving to Africa.

A number of folks have asked the following:

1)“When are you coming back?”-the answer; We do not know. God put on our hearts to go, He has not shown us when we are/if we are to return (other than short visits).

2)“What exactly will you do there?”-the answer; We will assist Children’s Cup in a variety of ways-oversee a care-point or two(where children come every day for meals, education and medical aid), we will help with marketing, with volunteer women’s ministries, with discipleship classes at local churches, and as “parents” to children who have none.

3)“where will you live?”-the answer; Great question.. for the first few months- we will bunk in and share space with other gracious missionaries, until we can find a place of our own. It will not be a dirt floored mud hut(as that would not be safe at all)

4)“How much more do you need to raise?”-the answer; the needs will never be met…our basic needs are covered, but we are positioning all fundraising to go towards aid of those around us now. If we see an urgent need, it would be great to know that folks have pledged, or already given and funds are there or coming soon. This will save us going back, mailing/emailing letters and asking for help for an emergency situation and losing time-we would much prefer to have access to the funds to meet the needs immediately.

5)“Why Swaziland, there are needs right here at home in the USA?”-the answer; Why not? Yes, there are needs all around us. The Word talks about Judea, Samaria, AND the ends of the earth. We ALL are missionaries-as you read this…YOU are a missionary-you have opportunity to help people everywhere you go. We feel that God wants us to be in Africa…if we don’t go, who will?

6)”What will you eat?”-the answer; Grubs, bugs, and monkey brains(lol-just seeing if you are reading this)… normal foods, lots of fresh fruit/veggies.. they do import beef from South Africa(beef in Swaziland is a status/financial thing-like a bank account here at home). Lots of chicken(or “bird”), and yes, Impalla, WildaBeast and a few exotic things(well, exotic to Americans)

7)”Is it safe?” –the answer; The safest place to be is in the center of God’s will. We have assurance that He will protect us. Of course we will take precautions.

We have been blogging, and have been blessed by the media to have a few stories published. Please keep up at Also, once we arrive in country, we hope to produce audio and video podcasts(you can subscribe through itunes and a variety of ways).. the links to it all are below.

We could not do this without your prayers and financial support. If you have not already begun to support us, would you prayerfully consider how you could make an impact in the lives of the children of Swaziland? (seriously, we are not good at raising funds for ourselves..but realize that this is NOT for us-it is for the children. He called us to go, and it takes an army of prayer warriors and financial supporters to do His work. We are praying for $500/month in pledges that will come in for supplemental funding-to meet those emergency needs, help put kids through school, and all of the other devastating things that the enemy will throw at these beautiful people. We are reminded that what the devil intends to use for harm and to destroy..our GOD can always turn it to good!)

Bless you, and as always- PLEASE let us know how we can be in prayer for you and your family!

Mitch and Charlotte Hildebrant
Missionaries to Swaziland Africa

Psalm 82:3-4 MSG “You're here to defend the defenseless, to make sure that underdogs get a fair break; Your job is to stand up for the powerless….”

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1 comment:

Sandra said...

You two do this so well!!! You will have to help me with my blogs!!! Can't wait until you get here!! Most answers seemed right on target but don't expect me to cook you any impala stew!!! Love hugs and friendship!!!!