Thursday, January 28, 2010
Posted by P2P Earth at 1:04 PM
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
(a) We did maintenance and repair work at three different crèche's. Mollie's crèche was most rewarding as we managed to replace her somewhat makeshift roof that was leaking with a proper metal corrugated roof. Jonathan, Hendri and Mat really turned into skilled "roofers" overnight and were delighted that Mollie reported that the new roof was leak proof one night after they had finished and a storm broke loose over Mollie's crèche. The new roof will make a world of difference for Mollie. She has already had two more children enroll into her crèche as parents were impressed with the upgrades and have confidence in her facility now. Previously some of her children would stay at home on rainy days because of the leaking roof. The team also painted some games on the floor , painted the jungle gym equipment and made a new name and information board for Mollie's crèche. Sister Megan and Laura gave Bible classes to the children while the repair work was in progress. Mollie was quite overwhelmed. As a result we now have Mollie's daughter joining us for Sunday School and had some discussions with her regarding the Gospel. She has shown an interest to attend our ecclesia meetings.(b) Zelda's crèche was as much fun. The team installed shelves and cupboards, painted two of the rooms and did a small amount of repairs to the equipment outside. There was a little time to play some cricket with the children. It was beautiful to see how our spirit of giving freely rubbed off on Zelda. She was quite happy to give some of the wood she had that was left over after our work to Mollie so that her crèche could also be improved. Zelda has also (as with Mollie) requested that we come and give Bible classes to the children on a weekly basis - we will start this as per regular roster as from 1 February God willing.(c) Leona, Laura and Mat paid a visit to Kalina's crèche. Mat gave a very interactive lesson about Daniel in the lions den to the children which they thoroughly enjoyed and participated in. A lot of singing followed which was enhanced by Laura's guitar playing.
Posted by P2P Earth at 6:33 PM
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Posted by P2P Earth at 9:21 PM
Howdy from Durban,
The 2010 project year has officially been "Kicked off" with the Start of the year Youth Gathering that occurred in Hebron Haven. This years Hebron Haven Youth conference was amazing! We had students between 10 to 20 years old attending on of three age-appropriate classes, and group classes, morning meditations, and evening talks and youth Survivor challenges daily! Fun and Sound scriptural studies were enjoyed by all.
My three favorite items were:
1) the Thursday night "Family" candle-light memorial...
3) Survivor challenges (New ones every day...)
Here we are doing a Scavenger hunt. One of the clues was locked in a bag under the water in the dirty pool. It must be unlocked while under water. Fun huh?! Here is Hendri trying to find the locked bag ...hehehe....
Is this why it's called survivor? Naahhhh, his team was very understanding ;-) The Scavenger hunt was very successful!
Many thanks to all the teachers, for the coordination, for the well behaved youth, and the Hebron Haven staff for all the support and dedication to make this such an amazing event!
This was an amazing beginning to a very exciting project year for the 2010 program! Much more to come, too!
Posted by Beeler Family at 8:28 AM
Monday, January 18, 2010
Just a note on a P2P / COPT fundraising event that is fully underway!
A group of 4 Christadelphians, my brother Jon Beeler (from the States) and a National Sports announcer for a Major South African Radio are joining together, climbing Kilimanjaro together, to Champion the cause of the COPT and raise funds to help us continue the operations and Developments of additional Good News Center "Creches" here in South Africa.
The Creche's give us an avenue to help the poorest and most helpless of the communities here in South Africa - The Children! We provide Preschool environments, food, supervision and education that includes basic education methods but includes non-secular/Christadelphian educational materials as well! Many of the posts on this BLOG are a testimonial of the wonderful work that occurs with the children in our Creche's.
Our goal? We seek "one child at a time" sponsorship from around the World to help us help these children. Our costs to fully sponsor one child is about R 125 / month. In US Dollars, this equates to about $15 / month (depending upon current exchange rates). Not bad for full time preschool, huh?
It is important to note that 100% of the contributions will go straight to the Schools and children. None of it goes to admin or other costs as all of the COPT trustees and project workers are 100% volunteer basis.
For further information or to contribute to our fundraiser, you can go to the following sites:
For further inquiries, you can ask me - "Cameron Beeler" - on facebook, or email me.
Your prayers on our behalf are also much appreciated!!
Posted by Beeler Family at 7:51 AM