Thank you so much for your response to our desire to take backpacks to the children. We are happy to say that we have more than enough and we wanted you to know that we think you are all amazing! We are so grateful for your support and love for us and for the people of Swaziland!
Please keep us in prayer as we depart on Monday August 1st. We are extremely excited to connect with our pastors and see the progress of the churches. We will also be spending some time at the children’s home, meeting with Nelly to discuss the women’s home, and visiting new possible ministry sights.
We Covet your prayers and appreciate you all,
Chad & Wendy
Family & Friends,
We head out for Swaziland August 1st. We are still a bit short on funds for our trip, but are believing God to provide all that is needed. We would like to take a backpack to each of our kids at the children’s home. We are looking to collect 20 new or barely used well made backpacks. The quality of backpacks that can be purchased in Swaziland is not good. If you would like to donate a backpack or funds for us to purchase a backpack please let us know right away. It is back to school time so backpacks can be found pretty much everywhere. We will also be taking pencils and pencil sharpeners. If you sponsor a child and would like us to take a letter or small gift to your sponsored child, please email us so that we can connect before we go. owensNafrica@gmail.com
If you were praying about giving toward the women’s home, we are still looking to get the structure built. We will be meeting with Nelly once we are on the ground and are believing God for funds to begin construction. You can go to our donations page for any donations/giving.
We love and appreciate you all! Thank you for loving and caring for “the least of these”.
Chad, Wendy, Brielle & Caden
Greetings from our family to yours!
We pray you are all having a wonderful summer and enjoying some family time. Our summer has been very busy, but busy spent making memories together. There is just something about the long days and warm nights of summer, isn’t there?
We wanted to give you an update and keep you informed on all that is happening in Swaziland. First, we are praying that God enables us to travel back in August. We need face-to-face connection time with our pastors and leaders! The trip will cost approximately $3000.00; We are aching to be there and believing that all the finances will be in place for us to return. Perhaps this is something you could pray for or even support financially.
It is time to move quickly on the construction for the women’s home. Nelly has been sending us photos and updates on her meetings with the ladies in her area. These amazing women are hungry for Bible study and worship. Recently, Nelly gathered them together in her home to watch “War Room,” a film about a falling-apart family that decided to fight against culture and selfishness, and do the work to stay together. She told the ladies that they will watch it over and over if they need to. These incredible women are still meeting in the field that is cleared for the home. They spread mats and blankets out to sit on as they listen, share, pray and support each other, but they need a shelter.
Our prayerful goal is to have a safe shelter for these at risk women built before the end of this year. We need $5,000.00 for the construction. This seems like such a small amount, and it really is if we all can do a little. Having a safe home for at risk and battered women has been a dream and call on Nelly’s life for over a decade. We want to do all that we can to help make this vision happen before 2016 is over. Please pray about a one-time or monthly gift toward rescuing women in Swaziland. In addition to the $5000.00 needed to construct the home, we need to raise $400.00 monthly to run the home. It will only take 16 people willing to commit $25.00 monthly or 40 people at only $10.00 per month to help us keep these young girls safe from human trafficking, domestic abuse, incest, amongst many other issues! Our heart, along with Nelly’s is to not only give these young women a safe place to live, but also a place to renew their minds in Christ and become whole again. Will you prayerfully consider being part of the support these hurting women need?
We are eternally grateful for the care and support you have given
our family, and the extended family we love in Africa.
God Bless you and yours, The Owens Family
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