Family & Friends,
We pray you are enjoying the change of the season; this is our favorite time of year for so many reasons (apple cider donuts being one of them!). As I reflect on the change of seasons, it makes me think of all of the different seasons that God has taken us through. This present season of being back and forth trying to take care of our family here in the states and keep the ministry going strong in Swaziland has not been an easy one. But, just as every season in nature has a beauty all its own, this season is bringing beauty and goodness to us as we live in and love two parts of the world.
As the leaves change here in this part of the world, we are believing for change in Swaziland as well. We are believing for more supporters, for projects coming to completion, for new direction on what God has for us next and for financial blessings that will meet every need, every month.
Our recent time in Africa was a time of building up and encouraging our pastors and ministry partners as well as seeing the desperate need for water. As we have mentioned Swaziland has been going through a drought for quite some time. Every place we visited, the number one need every person mentioned was the desperate need for water. We honestly had placed building wells on the back burner as we have been focusing on the finishing of both churches and the construction of the children’s home. Our eyes were opened to the need for wells to be dug now, there is no time for waiting. We want you to know that you can impact an entire community through a very small donation. Taking our cues from the passage in Matthew where Jesus is instructing the Disciples just before sending them out, He assures them that whomever gives even a cup of cold water to one of His followers, even the very least of them, will surely be rewarded. We are praying and believing that each person who is reading this newsletter will sponsor a cup of water. Our brothers and sisters are thirsty. We can give them water! If we have 100 people sponsor one cup at $50.00 per cup, or 200 people at $25.00 per cup, it would pay for the completion of a well that would bless and change the lives of an entire community!
If you have a heart to change the life of a child, we are in need of sponsors for 10 more children in the children’s home. To sponsor a child and cover the cost of medical, school, clothing, housing, and food is $50.00 per month. You can also do a partial sponsorship of $25.00 per month. You will receive a photo of your child and information about him/her. You can correspond with your child as often as you like. We are able to take small gifts to your sponsored child on our trips to Swaziland. Please pray about impacting and blessing the life of a child.
We are currently running $1500 short each month for the expenses of the ministry. Pray about how you can take part in empowering the lives of vulnerable children, widows and entire communities who, without our help, struggle to survive from day to day, much less fulfill their God-given purpose. Thank you for your loyalty, love and prayers for this ministry that God has entrusted to us. The needs are overwhelming, but God is ready to bless our efforts!
In His Service,
Chad, Wendy, Brielle, & Caden