“And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” - Matthew 6:13
It’s hard to imagine that the brutal death of an innocent child could bring about positive results but we have seen this in the community of Thulwane. The untimely death of Sakhile Mamba has not only brought a grieving community together, it has also launched a child protection program within the local schools, taught many to not take a day for granted, and most importantly, it is bringing glory to our Father. We will all miss this bright and shining star of Thulwane but know, without a doubt, that he is spending eternity in Heaven. His big, beautiful smile, his warm hugs, his morning Bible study, his intelligent mind, his playful heart, and even his bite will be missed…but we can all take comfort in knowing that, one day, we will be able to experience all of this with him again. Rest in peace Sakhile Mamba.
Signs of spring and new life are beginning to appear in Swaziland. The trees are starting to bud and the birds are singing beautifully. What a glorious sight! The winter months were unusually cold this year and for many Swazis. This was the coldest winter in many years. They are very eager for some warmer weather but anticipate this summer to be an especially hot one!
There is always excitement among the children and Gogos when people come to visit a CarePoint. This was definitely true when the team from Colorado Springs arrived in late July. New Life Church brought eight people on their team this year to visit the Gege area. Some highlights of the trip were: songs, Bible stories, games, crafts, stickers, crayons and coloring pages, bubbles, and a favorite from everyone…soccer balls! These children were loved on and felt the spirit of Jesus from an amazing group of people from Colorado. They also reached out to the Gege community by visiting many homesteads and providing needed food and household items to many homes. What a tremendous blessing for these children to experience such love from people who came from thousands of miles away. Thank you New Life!
Continue to send your sponsored child letters. Remember that you can mail these directly to HopeChest or you can send these via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you email the letters, they are printed out and given to the child within days. If you attach a picture, this is also printed out and stapled to the letter. The children cherish all communication that you send!
Letter writing tips
DO (to benefit your child)
DON’T (to protect your child and yourself)
We would like to invite you to pray with us as we continue the ministry in Swaziland.
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