mitch & char

mitch & char

Friday, December 27

2013 to 2014 with Mitch and Char in Africa (+playlist)

I know, it is so easy to just pass over and not read-especially something this lengthy…we get that, but may we ask a favor?  Please can you read this and see what your prayers and support are equipping?-we think you will be encouraged!  5 minutes of your time (includes the video)…

Hello and Nearly HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Hooray for new beginnings!!... so glad we have a new beginning in Christ every minute of every day! (2 Corinthians 5:17 / Ephesians 2:12-13)

Here is a video we shot to share a little with you about 2013 and as we look to 2014:  as well as some “meat” for you to swallow below.

We want you to understand what you are helping us in doing in ministry and the clarity of focus the Lord has given to us (hence the detail), as well as how you can be involved! (it is year end, and if you need to blow some dough for tax purposes, we are happy to put it to work .)

As missionaries in Southern Africa, we desire to encourage and strengthen the body of Christ in love. To make Him known in all ways.

Here are the 5 points of focus we are pressing forward with to accomplish that:
Ministry house- safe and comfortable place for regional missionaries to recharge, for new missionaries to transition and short term teams and groups that come to serve (Hebrews 13:1-3  “Let love for your fellow believers continue AND be a fixed practice with you “entertain strangers””)
How can you help?
- Pray for these people – rest, strength, comfort, etc
Children/youth “kingdom centers” in partnership with local churches- in community by community. Equipping children and widows to know about their loving father, receive meals, biblical teaching, skills exposure, clubs, business industry introductions and educational support/tutoring.  Providing a way for people in community to have Godly dignity (take ownership and pride in a program they help create) in their lives. (Prov 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it”)
How can you help?
- we need first few years of operating funds.  (Buildings to be built, staff to hire, infrastructure, gardens prepared, etc)A gradual step down of finances after a season as the community takes each project over and we become overseers.  Upfront capital resulting in decreasing need for long-term foreign aid.
Young adult and pastoral training-equipping youth leaders and pastors with solid biblical teaching and applications through schools of ministry and discipleship at our home/compound and regionally in poverty stricken townships. (Jeremiah 3:15 “I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding”)
How can you help?
-Pray that we reach those that HE wants us to reach, that they are receptive to the true messages of the Gospel
-Pastors and leader training center to be built; infrastructure, equipment, $45,000. This will build a 7 day a week multipurpose facility for scheduled training for all partner churches-sustainable after construction by each partner church monthly donation.
-sponsor a 2014 pastor or youth leader for a year of schooling.  One intensive night each week for a year(100 teachings).  $100 per student per year. (covers tuition, expenses in travel, scholarship, handouts, materials, etc). 2014 will yield 98 discipleship leaders ready to duplicate themselves in their community in 2015;
-58 pastors in Nhlazatshe,(Partnership with Emoyeni SA)
-25 youth in Mahushu,
-15 Afrikaaners in Nelspruit.(Partnership with Emoyeni SA)
Compassion ministries-food and goods delivered to widows and orphans in townships-opening door for prayer and expression of a fathers love and connection with local church and pastors for ongoing support. Identifying competent individuals and connecting to micro finance projects to care for selves financially.(James 1:27 “…visit orphans and widows in their affliction”)
How can you help?
-Pray for these precious people- their circumstances are beyond our imagination.
-Sponsor a food basket parcel.  Staple foods and household items $50 each family -one time gift (corn meal, beans, oil, soaps, etc)
Love EVERY person we have contact with ( John 4:16-“…God is love, and the one who resides in love resides in God, and God resides in him”)
How can you help?
-Pray that the Lord will give us the grace to show His face to all we come in contact with, that we would always and only respond in love.

We are a bit idealistic and continue to believe that exposing people at our home to orphans and widows, working with the local church, feeding and educating children and caring for widows will result in growing self-equipping and self-sustaining individuals and communities.  By discipling them with understanding and relevant saving knowledge and understanding of grace and love of the Father, that they will be Kingdom focused communities, that in turn will change their neighboring communities in years ahead- thereby duplicating our efforts and decreasing the need of our involvement.  Freeing us up to start the models over again and again in varying communities.  Spark to flame!

Bless you, thank you for praying for and sending us.

Mitch and Char

P.S. -  Supporting our ministry is easy!  The fastest way is to donate online: -- and select Mitch & Charlotte Hildebrant from the list.  You can also set up automatic monthly Gifts with your credit card if you choose the "Monthly" option.  Or simply mail your check to: World OutreachMinistries, PO Box B, Marietta, GA 30061 and designate for Mitch & Charlotte Hildebrant #280.(if you elect to designate your giving, just send us a FB message or email on how you desire your gift to be utilized in the above ways)-We assure you 100% accountability and that your gift(regardless of designation) will be used to fulfill the needs as we see in the above vision.

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