Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Exciting Volunteer Job Vacancies

Yesterday there was a blog post about the amazing work that is taking place at the Margate ecclesia. This is now an appeal to volunteers to come and help move the work on to the next level and grow the Lightstand in this area.

Margate Ecclesia
The Margate ecclesia, in South Africa is appealing for help to further develop their contribution towards the 2010 X 2010  project. (Refer to detail below or blog post yesterday for background to the project).

We urgently need the services of two brothers/two sisters/married couple to help Brother Nelson and Sister Cecilia Msani.

The helpers would need to commit to a period of at least three months full time service on the project. During this period they would help Brother Nelson and Sister Cecilia further develop the crèche,  Bible Education Centre and Sunday School which have recently (April 2008) been established on the ecclesial property.

The helpers would be accommodated in the ecclesial hall which has two bathrooms, a small bedroom (existing kids cry-room) and kitchen.

Margate is a small town located on the beautiful South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. It is situated about 150 kilometres south of Durban and is a popular tourist destination.

Margate Hall
Background and Additional Information

    Jan 06 – Margate ecclesia struggling to survive with only a handful of members. Bro Nelson and Sister Cecilia ( Refer to appendix 2 ) have  to make a long journey to attend meetings on Sunday. Nelson unable to attend regularly due to nature of employment. His family not all able to live together due to his employment. Ecclesial hall underutilised.

    July-Oct 06 - attempt to reach out and become more visible  in local community – Saturday morning tuition in Biology and Math in preparation for school leaving exam

    May/June 07 – proposal accepted to build cottage for Nelson, Cecilia and family on the church property with the view to them being on hand to establish a crèche , Bible Education centre and Sunday school using existing hall ( with appropriate modifications)

    Aim of crèche to provide community service and a means of generating an income for Nelson’s family

    August 07- Modifications to hall made for crèche and BEC

    October 07 -Building of cottage commences

    January 08 – Nelson resigns from his place of employment and relocates and moves in with his family into the  Margate hall in preparation to host the first group of P2P. COP Trust begins paying Nelson a monthly salary with the view to gradually phasing this out/supplementing it as crèche begins to grow and make a profit.

    January 08 – P2P volunteers stay at hall for 2 weeks  and run a kids holiday club and seminar. Also involved with building cupboards and shelves in BEC. Help Nelson with planning of medicinal herb garden

    Feb 08-Nelson opens a Sunday school

    February 08-First issue of stock for BEC arrives

    March 08 – Cottage completed and nelson and family move in.

    April 08 – Thanksgiving service for cottage

    April 08 – Crèche opens for 3-5 year olds – aim to limit it to 8 children initially ( This is the maximum number Cecilia would be able to cope with on her own) – Currently have 3 children attending crèche.

    Nelson and Sister Olive Sampson ( Durban) have been working closely with Cecilia in helping to get the crèche up and running

    Ongoing – 22 lesson Bible correspondence course – advertised each week in local newspaper- run by Brother Eddie Stallbom – 30 students on his books – aim to link into BEC

    Need for a strong advertising drive to attract and make people aware that we have a BEC and offer  free correspondence courses from this venue.  Prominent signage needed .

    Urgent need for volunteers to come and stay at hall on a prolonged basis to help Nelson and Cecilia on a daily basis with the development of the crèche ,BEC and Sunday School as well as Nelson’s medicinal herb garden.

    Volunteers needed to help develop Nelson and Cecilia’s 4 children – Eliezer (6), Sarah (11), Manje (16), Njabulo ( 18)- help with homework – computer literacy – Maths –Physics- Chemistry

    Ongoing help with building projects and maintenance like painting, shelving, gardening etc.

Interested in helping spread God's Good News?

email your contact details to Tim Genders - and he will forward you the relevant forms that need to be completed to apply, plus advise you on other issues.


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