mitch & char

mitch & char

Monday, August 11

Constancia- Powerful future leader- passionate for what God is doing in her life.

We graduated 19 students this past Sunday.  Remarkable youth from the Bhekiswayo community.  They are each excited about continuing discipleship school and ministry teachings-and have committed to continue meeting and studying!  
Our dear friend Constancia said this:
Since I started the class, many things changed in my life.  We were always quareling with my husband and now is change.  If I pray, he join me.  he even ask you are not praying today?.  He have a job now and we have peace in our house.  I now have peace about being with my family.

Friday, August 8

School of Ministry Graduation

On Sunday, 19 young adult leaders will graduate our School of Ministry program.  We have so enjoyed our time with them and their families, and thanks to you- are able to extend the program for YEARS with purchase of used television and usb drive adapter for video teachings (about 300 more teachings), and one of the students taking over as facilitator.  The students requested continued learning!  (hooray!). 

Meet Ncobile- she said "before i came to School of Ministry, I couldn't be a free person in talking about sensitive things in my life, but i now see God's plan and what I am in Christ.  I have learned to protect myself from the enemy, how to pray and not be judgemental.  When we finish, I am committed to teach someone else what I have learned, for it is important for people to know what they mean to God and how much He loves us"

-We are so thrilled for our little sister Ncobile(NO(click)bee-lay), and have great hopes for her future!  Please keep her and the rest of the youth in your prayers.  We love them dearly.

Sunday, August 3

Lisedi - Smart, Focused, In love with the Lord

We have known Lisedi for over 1.5 years.  Brilliant boy with great promise for his future.  (He is the head of household now and his mother is very sick.  You have helped us support his family with food and several prayer sessions in their house.) He is part of this years School of Ministry youth leaders group in Mahushu.  We are going to share a testimony each week with you of what your help has enabled the ministry to do in the lives of young adults.  This is what Lisedi wrote to us:  

"I thank God for changing my life .  I was working at a tavern and under peer pressure for girls...the School of Ministry has changed me and given me strength of reading the Word and praying. God can really provide! I don't even fear fasting now and I draw comfort from Phil 4:13 (i can do all things through Christ who gives me strength).  I thank you so much- you have been a blessing in my life."

Saturday, August 2

Pictures from the partner group ministry farm...

Pictures from the walk through with our partner ministries at the macadamia farm just outside eManzana (our new home). Plans for missionary housing (short and long term), international intern base, kids camps, skills training, job creation and more. 21 hectares with 350 mac trees, mangos, limes, coffee, bananas,nartjie, orange, avo, litchis, pecan, grapes, cane, guava, kiwi, mulberry,and loquat. ALOT of room for expanding and creating self sustainability in ministry efforts for the local people we serve. Exciting days ahead!