Saturday, August 20, 2011

Launch of the Tswelopele Community Center

Thursday the 11th of August saw the launch of the Tsewlopele Community center in Delmore Gardens. The community center was again a partnership project for Altech Autopage and the COP Trust. The project followed the same model as the Aphiwe community center launched in Tembisa over a year ago. A House was purchased and modified to serve as a center where Bible and other types of education would be provided for the community.

"Tswelopele" is the Sotho word for "PROGRESS" and we believe the center will indeed live up to its name. We chose the location for the center because of preaching related work we started doing at a pre-school two blocks away from where the center is now established. A lady in the community needed help with Bible classes she was running on Saturday mornings for the young children in the area. Bro. Jonathan and sister Megan Sabo from the USA cemented the Saturday Bible Club into regular events and provided the children with great Bible lessons and fun activities. After they left Lilandi and Michael continued with the work and took ownership of the community project. It was great to see the house being modified and turning out into a great facility to serve our purposes.

Plans are to provide a weekly Bible class as well as the Read your Bible Effectively seminar there as soon as possible. The response to the Saturday Bible Club has been overwhelming. The first Saturday at the new center saw 70 children turn up for Bible Club. A week ago 74 children turned up. They are split up into three classes ( very young, junior and senior) and three teachers have their hands full but the children learn a great deal about God, Jesus and the Gospel. The community center is located in a small suburb that is again located in between two large informal settlements. We foresee that the CUDDLE project will also be very popular once it is started. This will in turn again open up lots of possibilities for preaching the Gospel to the communities in the surrounding areas.

We praise God for enabling us to serve Him and Jesus in this way.

With abiding love in Jesus
Ignite2020 team in KMP

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