Thursday, October 17, 2013

Baptism of Bro. Ronald Motsinoni

There was lots of joy when Ronald Motsinoni from the Tembisa ecclesia in Gauteng got baptized at the Family Bible Conference on Saturday 28th September. Ronald has been part of the Youth group in the Tembisa ecclesia for over three years and has been a faithful attendee of our Sunday morning meetings and the youth classes. He gave a wonderful confession of his faith and the surroundings and weather on the morning of his baptism was just perfect. He got baptized in a river and after his baptism there were lots of brethren and sisters to hug him and welcome him into his new family in Christ.

Your brother by grace
Lucas Scheepers


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Pre-school upgrades in Tembisa

The past few weeks we have had a record breaking amount of creche upgrades, God has blessed us and is always involved in helping provide the funds and the man power to make a difference in these teachers and children's lives.

This is what happens at most upgrades: We arrive and clean out the class rooms and clean off anything from the walls and then wash them down with sugar soap. We then start painting the classrooms, dark color at the bottom and light color at the top. 

Next, murals get drawn on the walls and then people start painting them different colors. Material ceilings get put up and shelves and desks get built and installed. In the kitchens shelves get installed and murals get painted on the walls.

Outside gets cleaned and balancing beams, tyres and jungle gums get installed and painted. If there is a cemented area we paint hopscotch on the floor too.
he teachers of the creches make delicious lunches for all the hard workers and we all enjoy lunch with them.

Below are a couple of photos of creches we have upgraded.

Our community centre in Tembisa, Aphiwe, also got upgraded a little. There is always some program running from the centre so to find a couple days where it was empty was a challenge. We went in and cleaned the whole place properly and also repainted the walls and shelves and the garden was cleaned too.

Holiday club fun (Gauteng)

During the school holidays we ran some holiday club programs for the children to attend. We ran a games day where we played many different games with children from our Sunday School and then also had children walking by on the street come in and join us. At the end of the afternoon we had just over 60 children attending.

Fifteen volunteers from the USA helped out and ran another holiday club. Close on 55 children attend. There were two crafts for them to make and take home and then we played games with them so they could get to know one another.