It has been a great month here in Southern Africa. Light frost in the mornings, warm days and lots of amazing ministry elements happening.
There was a 3 week break in the local schools for winter term. We took our partners on an outreach journey to Swaziland and the projects YOU support there. They served and loved so well. Some of our South Africa staff left amazed at the hard conditions they saw and the joy the people had.
(pictures- Mitch and char with some of the kids from Khanyasile(Section 19), 95 year old GOGO(gramma) from Section 19 who was living in a 2 walled thatch house-our team took compassion on her and built her a new one room home. Construction has begun at Khumbaso for a preschool there, and Construction continues on the Farm in eManzana-great opportunity to serve with and minister to local men, and Mitch was preaching about having no Fear this past weekend at the local church.
Next Month and months to come:
Friends from usa come for 5 weeks to serve and work with us
Preschools and feeding programs continue
School of ministry gaining consistency and we are seeing lives changed dramatically
New missionaries arriving to oversee the internship program
Construction and renovation on farm continue, new macadamia sapplings arrive
Mom and Dad arrive just in time for the children’s Christmas parties
We remain with no long term visa-it has added a fair amount of stress however, we remain trusting the Lord will see it through
Several deaths this past month-and many hurting friends and people from church
South Africa’s economy continues to worsen
We are praying for the USA-there have been many news reports we have seen that would point to things not being great there right now
We love you, we miss you, we SO appreciate you!
M & C
P.s. – the BEST support you can give us is Prayer and a word of encouragment!
If you like, supporting our ministry financially is easy and gifts are tax deductible. The fastest way is to make an online donation via www.WorldOutreach.org/donations and select our name from the list. You have flexibility to set up automatic monthly gifts or one time gifts. You can also mail your gift to World Outreach Ministries, PO Box B, Marietta, GA 30061 and designate it for Mitch & Charlotte Hildebrant.
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