We are making progress on the construction of the outside kitchen near the church. The funds have come in to complete the kitchen and we are hoping it will be finished and in use by the end of the month! Thank you for supporting this desperately needed project that will serve the community for years to come!
Right now we are in the beginning stages of planting 3 more churches. In order to be effective in beginning a church in an unreached area, we need to purchase a large tent. The tent we were using was destroyed in the cyclone that hit Mozambique. The total cost for a tent is around $2500.00. We are praying and believing for 25 people to give $100.00 toward the purchase of the tent. The ministry tent will be used for each church plant for monthly crusades and meetings until funds are raised to build a more permanent structure. It is imperative to begin a church in Swaziland by holding tent meetings. Our pastors on the ground will hold overnight prayer and revival services for a few weeks to get the community involved and active in the process of starting the church.
Along with planting each church, we need to make sure our pastors are taken care of. These called men of God are working hard in their community, going from home to home, holding overnight prayer services, as well as being involved in the construction of the church. We are looking for sponsors for each pastor. They receive $100.00 monthly for two years while the church is being established and can be self-supporting.
I Timothy 5:17-18 “Pastors who do their work well should be paid well and should be highly appreciated, especially those who work hard at both preaching and teaching…those who work deserve their pay.”
Our prayer is to have the funds to begin feeding at the new church sites, but we have found it difficult to maintain the feeding site we currently have in Bulandzeni. Our preschool there is going well and the feeding site is also growing. Now that the well is finished and the church has a roof, more families are sending their children to us. We have been short on funding for the daily meals and have had many days where we were unable to feed because of the lack of finances to purchase food. For only $10.00 per month, you can feed five children daily. Please prayerfully consider being a part of changing the lives of these precious children. Proverbs 22:9 “Generous hands are blessed hands because they give bread to the poor.”
Ways for you to be involved:
- $10 monthly feeds 5 children
- Give toward the $2500 needed for the tent
- Sponsor a child in the orphan home monthly
- Sponsor a pastor monthly
- Give toward the overall needs of the ministry
- Pray for God to provide the finances for every area of the ministry to flourish
We say it all the time, but without you this ministry would not have been able to accomplish all that it has. God has allowed us to be a part of 30 church plants, countless children being fed daily meals in rural areas, dozens of double orphans being fully sponsored to have a godly safe home, pastors being discipled and trained from the beginning stages of starting a church to multiplying and training others to plant new churches, and seeing communities enjoy running water for the first time. God has entrusted us with eternal relationships with people who are impacting Africa & changing their communities and culture. We are grateful to God and grateful for you, our supporters. Thank you for your prayers and for your support! You are appreciated and prayed for!
In His Service, Chad, Wendy, Brielle & Caden Owens