"Whoever shall receive one of such children in My name, receiveth me." Mark 9:37
Friday, May 31, 2013
Kylie with some of the children
Kylie is from Australia, she is a speech therapist, and what an impact she has made on our children in the 3 months that she was here. Thank you Kylie for all your hard work and the love that you gave our children!
I can’t believe that some of our children are going to High
School next year!
We are already filling applications forms for high School
for 3 of our children, the 2 boys had to write an entrance exam on Tuesday, the
boys were quiet overwhelmed, but we had a chat with them and Uncle Tony took
them out for supper after the exams. The school will let us know in a few
months’ time if they have been accepted or not and the girl will write the exam
tomorrow, we hope and pray that she will do well, if they do get accepted into
the schools they will get a full scholarship .
We have 26 children
going to different Schools this year so we were in desperate need for a driver,
interviewing the drivers was quite a challenge!
When we interviewed the drivers we were so impressed with them but most
of them have code 10 (well if you live in South Africa you will understand that
most of the people who have a code 10 can’t drive, don’t ask me how they got their
and when they mentioned that they have a code 10 we knew that they probably can’t
drive but we would interview them anyway,
and part of the interview would be to
drive around the block with Uncle Philly
– our driver, would go with them to see if they could drive and there were
times when Uncle Philly would walk into the office with his big eyes asking are
you sure that these people have a licence? One person even rode our clutch so
badly that after the interview we had to take our car for a service J. Ooh.. what fun!!!
Last week when I went to Church, the pastor said that God
uses every experience for good whether good or bad and that is so true for
us,Mama Vivian is one of these people.
Because Mama Viv had the experience of cooking and feeding a large family, the Lord
equipped her to teach the ladies how to cook. The Lord had a plan for Mama Viv,
and teaching the ladies new ideas for meals was part of that plan.The children have been flagged as being at
risk for high cholesterol and we have to change their whole eating plan, we know
it’s going to be an uphill battle but the ladies are determined to learn and
help the children.When we told the
children that we are changing their eating plan they were not happy and we had to
explain this was for their own good.So
from now on it will be salads and veggies and not lots of sweets L.
Viv teaching the ladies how to make healthy
meal, they all loved it, now we have to wait and see if the children like it
As we start the New Year, we hope and pray that the Lord
will bless you.
Lambano celebrated their New Year with many things to be
greatful for.We now have a new car that
we’ve been praying for a long timeJ
Henk in Santiago
Henk walked from Hangedijk in the Netherlands to Santiago
del Compastillion in Spain, this took him 3 months (63200 km) he walked for 6
days and rested for a day. He collected 60% of the money and the other part of
the funds was raised by Aty’s Church (Aty is one of our long term supporters
from the Netherlands), Dansschool Marga
and Foundation Alle Beetje from the Netherlands.Jack and his family from the Netherlands came
to hand over the car.
Suprise for Lyn
Jack and Lyn
Our new car
Wednesday was back to School and 15 of our children started
at a new school, they were nervous, but when they came back from School they
said they enjoyed themselves.
She started Grade 1, I sat with her for an hour and when I left
her, she nearly cried but the teacher was a nice lady that took her and told
her she will be fine. When she came back from School, she was excited and said
Auntie Martha! I have new friends and my teacher is really nice.