After many days of sewing blankets and towels, sorting baby clothes, and packing nappies, we were able to surprise underprivileged mothers and their babies at different government clinics with a special gift parcel. By seeing the different reactions, we realized that these clothes & blankets are especially welcomed for the little ones, who are sadly already at a disadvantage as their life begins. The happy smiles and grateful “thank yous” we received warmed our hearts, and made us in turn so glad for YOU who make it possible! God bless you!
We were able to give hundreds of people each a big bag of bread – enough to last them for several days! How wonderful!
(See HERE for stats and pictures from the outreach.) Following are testimonies from our team – Mike, Chris, Lisa, and Amy. Thank you again for your prayers and support; making all this possible! I passed by a house with an outside stoep (patio) and there were two young men sitting on the floor. I almost passed them by, but felt strongly I must speak with them, so I turned around, stepped up onto the stoep, and asked if I could sit with them. We got into the most interesting covnersation; they both are self-admitting “searchers” and aren’t sure what to do or believe. I shared with them what Jesus has done in my life, and we spoke about the reality of the Love of Christ, as well as the Power of God to give us joy and purpose. As the conversation was winding down, I felt the Lord tell me “pray for them!” I mentally protested, “But Lord, they might not want me too, and it will be awkward!” Nevertheless, I couldn’t fight the feeling, so I said “look, I don’t want to make you uncomfortable, but may I please pray for you?” After a quick exchange of glances, they said, “okay, sure.” I prayed for the Lord to reveal Himself to them, that they might KNOW He’s real. Also for their safety and to be open to finding the answers they are searching for. After the prayer, the quieter of the two said “thank you Chris, that’s really good of you!” Then the other said “can I ask you something really bluntly? When you walked by, why did you come talk to us? Were we just the first people you saw, or did you feel you should come specifically to us? I told them actually I had felt that […]
Today we have a lot of news to share with you! We focused on several different projects, from nutrition to education, flowers to gumboots, homemade sandwiches, and more!
Thank you all so so much for your prayers and support towards the Grahamstown Arts Festival outreach this year! It was extremely blessed and we really felt the backing of your prayers and flow of the Holy Spirit all throughout! Some of the stats: 251 Activated magazines and 115 Gospel of John booklets given out (to lay a Biblical, inspiring foundation of faith) 4 Bibles given to those who had none 2 Who Cares books given to encourage young people 13 400 Tracts distributed 176 individuals accepted Jesus & His Salvation into their lives! 154 people prayed for on the spot (for a variety of requests) Hallelujah! Thank you again for making this possible! Enjoy the pictures and stay tuned for testimonies coming soon!
Over this last month, we’ve continued to pick up, sort, and distribute thousands of kg of fresh fruits and vegetables; thereby providing many with healthy, wholesome food this winter. The centres helped include muliple soup kitchens, an orphanage, elderly care homes, quadriplegic centres, a home for mentally disabled children, and more!
Our four person outreach team left early this morning for the Grahamstown Festival Outreach; stopping in Knysna en route to deliver some blankets, foodstuffs, and toiletries. Please join us in prayer for souls won to Jesus, hearts changed, lives transformed, and a LOT of Gospel message and literature given out! Also for good health and inspiration for the team. And for those of you who make this outreach possible. thank you so very much! God bless you!
Nearly 50 children from our Morningstar settlement Sunday School were thrilled to receive blankets and beanies on this cold winter morning. As we were leaving, the mothers ran up to us, smiling and thanking us for thinking of their children. So sweet!