Hello dear friend, WOW what an amazing month here in Southern Africa.
-The Farm is progressing and 1 of 2 houses is nearly complete and ready for interns to arrive from USA and England (Dave has done a great job directing and working with the crew- even implemented a morning prayer and weekly bible sharing time with the workers)
-Infrastructure (water and electric) are nearly complete for the entire compound
-Fruit trees (mango, lemon and avocado) have arrived and in March/April the 1200 Macadamia saplings will start to come in (Randy is a gifted farm manager)
-We move to the farm(from a farm house we are currently renting about 3km down the road) this month
-We just returned from an outreach into Swaziland (section 19 area)with our partners and staff here in South Africa. 16 Africans and missionaries helping other Africans. (Preschool, painting, building a house for a 95 year old woman) It was BEAUTIFUL!
-We remain hopeful and waiting for our visas. We feel the Lord is leading us to trust Him more and to keep going to the border for short extensions until the government figures out what they are going to officially do.
-We had a team from North Carolina serve at the farm, the local schools and our kids (camp at Prayer mountain for 3 days)
-New missionary Claire has jumped in both feet
-New missionary Bruce arrives next week
-School of ministry with young adults is going great. Seeing quite a buzz around the age groups 14-25 with a couple coming from usa to minister with us for 6 weeks and YFC director from another community coming to host a youth ministry conference. Great things ahead in this aspect of ministry
-We had over 40 different workers on the farm in the past 2 months, last night we took the opportunity with 15 of them (who have been sleeping there doing some work) to host a BBQ with them. Culturally, it may have been the first time for many of them to eat supper with white people, and more importantly, for them to be served by us. Was a great time of sharing and eating, and eating… oh, and eating! (South Africans call a BBQ a “Braai” (bry). And it is very social with several courses of meats. A North Dakota Farm boys dream!
-Finalizing plans for the October Spark Foundation team and another in March 2016(wanna come to Africa for 10 days?)
So much to see, please visit us on facebook or instagram to literally see the pictures, for now, we remain in your debt for allowing us to be here to serve others.
Thanks so much!
Mitch & Char
P.s. – the BEST support you can give us is Prayer and a word of encouragment!
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