This week Inez and I have noticed the awakening of nature around us as the seasons shift from winter into spring. We’ve both commented that we’re ready for winter to end and summer to start. It has led me to reflect on the shifting seasons we experience in life and what purpose each of them serves. Are we wise to want to rush transitions towards what we believe will be more comfortable?
We have had incredible success in our fundraising efforts for our #PinkCup pilot project, having raised R5500 in total with our initial goal being R5000. We will be running our first session during September with grade 6 – 12 girls at the Mama Agnes Children’s Shelter in Phokeng.
This project will ultimately be run across various schools in Rustenburg, and therefore we will continue our fundraising efforts to continue providing sanitary products for young girls. Please follow the link to find out more about the initiative and to donate towards a #PinkCup for future programmes.
Steve is facilitating this course again, starting this Sunday, at a local church. We’re trusting for great impact on the health and wellbeing of the families that attend. Please pray for everyone involved as they invest in their parenting skills. This course was developed by Danny and Sheri Silk, out of Bethel in Redding, California.
If you are interested in providing this opportunity to parents in your church community, or wish to attend yourselves, please contact us to discuss. This will be one of our consistent offerings to support the family unit in Rustenburg – hopefully running it at least four times each year.
Inez and I were asked by a local church to build into their operational culture on the theme of marriage and mentoring married couples. As a result we hosted three married couples in our home for conversations around marital health, working with others developmentally, and how to pursue a culture of mentorship. This blog series is the result of this course. The blog posts cover topics ranging from theory on developmental work, to tools that foster increased relational connection.
St Michael’s Anglican Church
– Worship team mentoring –
Steve has been visiting St Michael’s Anglican Church in Johannesburg to lead worship for their evening service once a month since the beginning of the year. One of his tasks is to form and mentor a band for the long term needs of this local church. There are some great potential young musicians that will form a core to this new team.
Without an amazing group of generous and dedicated partners supporting us, our ministry would be so much more difficult to see through to fruition. We are so incredibly thankful for those churches, families and individuals that have heard God’s voice and committed prayer, finances and relationship towards our family! Bless you all!
We continue to pray for an increase in our partner base, as we remain expectant for the remaining monthly resources we require to make our ministry journey sustainable in the long-term.
If you haven’t yet contemplated partnering with us monthly, please would you consider this prayerfully and contact us if you feel God asking this of you?
Another way to partner with our family is to share this request with friends or colleagues that you think may be interested.
Lastly, once-off contributions towards our family or any of the projects we are busy with are always gratefully welcomed. You can contact us to discuss, or have a look at our wish list for further info.
In a season where we have been investing into families we have a renewed awareness of the considerable challenges to maintaining a relationally healthy family. Please pray for families everywhere: for peace, stability, health and unbreakable bonds of love.
We are privileged to journey with some amazing local ministers. Please continue to pray for them and their families. Also for the various contexts where they bring the Good News, that the Holy Spirit would prepare hearts.
Please pray for the following projects:
- launch of the #PinkCup project (Inez)
- Mentoring of the worship team in Johannesburg
- For God to open the right doors to more ministry networks in Rustenburg
- Specifically to reach more pastors/ministers in support of their needs
(If you would like to support us regularly in prayer, please contact us here to sign up for our monthly prayer request email.)
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